Raymond "Lloyd" Spiegel, age 90, of Swartz Creek, passed away on Saturday, September 30, 2023. The Visitation will be held at 9:30am until the time of the Funeral Service at 11:00am on Thursday, October 5, 2023 at Sharp Funeral Home - Miller Road Chapel, 8138 Miller Road in Swartz Creek. Raymond will be laid to rest next to his late wife, Esther "Louise" at Bendle Cemetery. Those wishing may make donations in Lloyd's name to the Hospice House of Shiawassee County, 2005 Copas Road, Owosso, MI 48867. Online condolences can be shared at www.sharpfuneralhomes.com.
Lloyd was born on June 30, 1933 in Harrisburg, Arkansas to the late George & Charlotte Spiegel. He married the love of his life Esther "Louise" Yarbrough on December 24, 1952. Lloyd and Louise relocated to Michigan at the height of the General Motors Era. Lloyd briefly worked for General Motors for a short while before he found work with the Flint board of education as repairman. He retired in 1986 after 34 years of employment. Lloyd was a Nature Savant; he found joy in all things outdoors. Throughout his many years of retirement he tended to his many beautiful flower beds and vegetable gardens. He even earned himself the title of "pumpkin man". He had a true passion for hunting and fishing, he was able to do this well into his late 80's. Lloyd was a founding member to the Big Prairie Buck Club. He loved watching wildlife along with feeding all the critters he could attract to his yard. Lloyd had befriended a chipmunk while cutting timber out of state and called him Chip and kept him in his pocket. He and Louise made yearly summer trips to Arkansas to visit family. Lloyd was a man of Christian Faith and attended several local churches, he frequently read scripture and enjoyed God's wonderful creations.
He is survived by his three daughters, Debra Dusenbury, Judy (Donald) Arrand and Corrie (Edward) Wendt; eight grandchildren, Brian (Tasha), Rebecca, Joshua, Faith, Zachery, Mareshah, Bradley and Sarah (Drew); eleven great grandchildren, Benjamin, Addyson, Kallah, Maya, Emily Brielle, Braelyn, Boston, Brook, Devon and Elisha. Lloyd is further survived by several more great and great great-grandchildren; his brother, Bill and many other family members and friends too numerous to list but never forgotten.
In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Louise in 2021; his siblings, Lonnie, Sam, Bonnie and Peggy. and his son-in-law, Chuck Dusenbury.
Lloyd's family would like to express their many thanks to the staff of The Medical Team Hospice for their attentive and compassionate care given to Lloyd and shown to his family.