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Russell Spicer

October 24, 1942 — December 10, 2017

Russell V. Spicer, 75, of rural Sparland, died on December 10, 2017 at his home. Born on October 24, 1942 in Princeton to the late William and Darlene Vincent Spicer he married Janet Perkins December 26 1963 in Sparland. She passed away August 12, 2003. He later married Donna Hufnagel on August 11, 2008 in Craig, CO
Russell is survived by his wife Donna; son Jeff (Tracey) Spicer of Pekin; daughters: Elizabeth (Roger) Rebholz, Kristie (Shayne) Diebel, Amanda (Nick) Eichelkraut, all of Sparland; step Children Tim (Camille) Hufnagel of Chaska MN, Greg (Tara) Hufnagel of Henry, brother William (Betty) Spicer of Craig CO, sister Elva Jane Head of Peoria, nine grandchildren, and farmhand & friend Tyler McMahan of Sparland.
Russell was a second generation farmer and farmed all of his life. He worked for the Whitefield Township Road Commissioner and did bulldozer work around the area for farmers helping them with soil conservation. In 2002 his farm was the Family Conservation Farm of the year for the conservation practices in farming he implemented.
Cremation rights have been accorded and services will be Friday, December 15 at 5 PM at Lenz Memorial Home in Lacon with a visitation one hour prior. Memorials can be made to Saint Jude and online condolences can be left at


DEC 15. 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM (CST)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

Memorial Service

DEC 15. 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)

Lenz Memorial Home
823 Fifth Street
Lacon, IL 61540

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