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Elmer 'Bob' Spencer

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

May 13, 1919-Oct. 22, 2006

Elmer "Bob" Spencer, 87, Greencastle, died Sunday at his residence at Asbury Towers.

Born in Mooresville, he was the son of Henry and Henrietta (Shortridge) Spencer.

He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the European Theatre, and was the first Indiana soldier captured in the war at Casablanca in North Africa in 1943. He was awarded the Purple Heart in the Invasion of Sicily. He attended Greencastle and Bainbridge schools, and was a welder at Chrysler Airtemp and Zinite Metal Co. in Indianapolis. He retired from the maintenance department at DePauw University in 1983 with 20 years of service. He was a member of Elks Lodge 1077, Moose Lodge 1592, VFW Post 1550, American Legion Post 58, all of Greencastle, and Eagles Lodge 1005, Crawfordsville.

He married Evelyn Shuck on Aug. 8, 1942. She died Oct. 6, 2006

Surviving are several nieces, nephews and other relatives.

Private services will be conducted.

Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society in care of Louise Brackney, 1 Hilltop Lane, Greencastle, 46135.

Condolences may be sent to inbth@keystonegroup.com.

Arrangements are being handled by Bittles and Hurt Funeral Home, Greencastle.