Hubert M Spanier
Hubert "Hubie" Spanier, age 83, resident of Lakota, ND, died Saturday February 16th, 2019 at his home in Lakota with his beloved puppy Jazmin by his side. Hubert M. Spanier was born September 12, 1935 in Lake Henry Township, MN to John and Helena (Meyer) Spanier. Hubert married Sharon A. Mathison in 1972 and together they had three children. Later he found love again and shared nearly 30 years with his special friend Margie Zahn.
A life long dairy farmer he began his career on the farm he was born on and retired the first time at age 70 from Sharp's Dairy in Aberdeen, SD where had been the head herdsman for almost 30 years. Finding too much time on his hands in retirement he ventured across the street to Northern State University where he worked part time at the Barnett Sports Center. His favorite part of the job was visiting with all the coaches about the sports they coached.
Some of Hubert's favorite things to do were to share a joke, sing a song or shake for a drink. Much of his free time he spent following his favorite sports teams, mainly, the Minnesota Vikings and Minnesota Twins.
Hubert is survived by his three children Angela (Nathan) Jutila of Lakota, ND, Aaron (Azure) Spanier of Fort Worth, TX and Alan (Kelly) Spanier of Jamestown, ND, nine grandchildren Tyler, Kristen, Ella, Addie, Maddie, Taylor, Emma, Ashlyn and Jack, as well as two sisters Carol (Mark) Zaczhowski of Pine River, MN and Rosetta Olmscheid of San Diego, CA. He was preceded in death by his parents John and Helena, Sharon Spanier and Margie Zahn, three brothers Joe Spanier, John Spanier, Adelbert Spanier and four sisters Marie Olmscheid, Julietta Fuchs, Dorothy Olmscheid, Odilia (Motsie) Hagen and one granddaughter Hope Ann Jutila.
A memorial mass and burial will be held Saturday June 1st at 10:00 am at St. Margaret's Church in Lake Henry MN. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the mass.