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Jim Spendal

October 30, 1927 — November 10, 2016

Jim Spendal Jr. of Clinton, Indiana

Age: 89

Time of Death:  12:02 AM

Date of Death: November 10, 2016

Place of Death: Union Hospital – Clinton, Indiana

Date of Birth:  October 20, 1927

Place of Birth: Clinton, Indiana

Parents: Jim Spendal Sr. and Mary Rozina Spendal

Employment: Owner of Spendal Meat Packing Company

Memberships and Military Service: V.F.W. Runyan Pierce Post 6653 - Clinton, Indiana.   He served in the Army Engineers during the last year of WWII.  He was stationed in Oahu, Hawaii where he was charged with guarding Japanese prisoners.  He was also the mail clerk for soldiers stationed there preparing for the planned invasion of the Japan Mainland.  After the war ended he returned home to find a job as accountant for Vietti Bothers Packing Company.  He then became a butcher for the Vietti Brothers where he was like family with the Vietti Brothers.  After 20 years he worked at K-Mart  East shortly before opening Spendal Brothers Packing.  Working with his family, Brother Jerry, Mother Mary, and wife Betty.  He worked the business with all of his sons helping and turned the keys over to Tim to carry on the family business.   He had his place at the cutting table until his wife passed away, November 4, 2013, He spoke with her every night before going to sleep.  They built a home in Hernando, Florida in 1979 and would go three times a year.  He loved fishing at the pier in Redington Shores and taking the family and friends to Disney World.

Marriage Date: Betty Jane Jackson after a three year romance on October 14, 1950

Preceded in Death by:


Wife: Betty Spendal (November 4, 2013)

Brother; Jerry Spendal


3 Sons; Jim Spendal (Vicki) of Clinton, Indiana

Frank Spendal MD (Andrea) of Rosedale, Indiana

Tim Spendal (Mary Jo) of Clinton, Indiana

Grandchildren; Chris (Amy), Heather (Eric) Beard, Nick Spendal, Reid Spendal.

Great Grandchildren; Rachel Spendal, Emily Spendal and Brady Beard

Several nieces and nephews

Service Time: 2:00 PM

Service Date: Thursday, November 17, 2016

Service Place: Giovanini Funeral Home, Clinton, Indiana

Minister: Reverend Wendy Olsen

Place of Burial: Walnut Grove Cemetery, Clinton, Indiana

Visitation: 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM Thursday, November 17, 2016

Special Notes:  Memorial contributions can be made to Union Hospital – Clinton Foundation or American Heart Association.   Military graveside services will be conducted.

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