1940 Andrew 2020

Andrew Spangler

December 1, 1940 — December 11, 2020

Andrew M Spangler passed peacefully from this world in the early hours of December 11, 2020 at Grand Brook Memory Care of Fishers. He was 80 years old. He is survived by his beloved wife, Diane Roberts, and his children, Andrew Spangler, Jr (Bob) of Chicago, IL; Sally Pankratz (Michael) of Columbus, IN; and James Spangler (Kate) of Oak Park, IL. He leaves 5 grandchildren, Logan Pankratz (Roger); Olivia Miller (Josh), Sarah Pankratz, Beatriz Acosta, Zitlaly Acosta, and Janine Acosta. He was embraced and loved by Diane’s children and grandchildren as well.

Andy will now be reunited with Donna Swalls Spangler, his cherished wife of 49 years who passed away in 2009. He was preceded in death by his father, William Spangler, and his mother, Patricia Massey Spangler.

Andy obtained a degree in Physics from Rose-Hulman, and then served in Vietnam from July 1965 to July, 1966. He returned home, got his engineering license and then enjoyed his employment with Indiana Bell (AT&T) for many years until his retirement.

Andy was a lover of music! In healthier times, he could often be seen at the Indianapolis Symphony or a Broadway production. He enjoyed his time with the Britton Falls Choir where he resided for several years. We will all miss Andy’s birthday calls when he sang ‘Happy Birthday’ to every family member on their special day.

He also loved technology and often owned the latest gadgets. Once he stopped driving, Andy highly considered purchasing a self-driving car so he could continue to get around to wherever he desired (likely to a Dairy Queen where he would enjoy a Strawberry Malt).

He and Diane got the most fun out of all the wonderful traveling they did. The planning of the trips was just as thrilling as the actual journeys, and they enjoyed much laughter and loved sharing new experiences. Andy was up for anything, which made him a wonderful travel companion!

As his daughter, Sally, so beautifully put it, her dad was the blueprint for what she was looking for in a life partner. Andy was a kind, gentle, and generous man who enjoyed his family and friends and was loved by many.

A celebration of life will be held once the pandemic is controlled. In lieu of flowers, contributions can be made to “Rock Steady Boxing” where he worked diligently to combat Parkinson’s disease (www.rocksteadyboxing.org).
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