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James W. Spellman

September 5, 1923 March 5, 2019
James    W.  Spellman
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Obituary for James W. Spellman

James “Jim” Walter Spellman, 95, of Bloomington, passed away at 9:24 pm Tuesday March 5, 2019 at Martin Health Center, Bloomington.

Cremation rites will be accorded, a Memorial Service will be at 11:00 am Monday March 11, 2019 at Calvert & Metzler Memorial Home, Bloomington. Memorial may be made to Home Sweet Home Mission, Community Health Center, The Salvation Army or to Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington.

Jim was born Sept. 5, 1923 in Stamford, NE. He was raised on an 80 acre farm at the edge of Adams, NE by loving parents, James W. and Clarice (Barmore) Spellman. He was a graduate of Adams High School in 1941, University of Nebraska in 1947 and University of Iowa in 1949. He majored in actuarial science. He was in active duty in military service from June 1943 to February 1946 with the 96th Inf. Division, 363 FA Battalion in the invasions of Leyte and Okinawa. He was employed by State Farm Life Insurance Company, July 1949 to Nov. 1987.

Survivors include his three children, Barbara N. (Donald) Schiff, Princeton, IL., James (Jerri) Spellman, Aurora, CO and M. David (Laurie Krolikowski) Spellman, Normal, IL., seven grandchildren, one great granddaughter and a sister, Margaret Harrold of Adams, NE.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Virginia (Wheeler) Spellman and one brother, Richard Spellman.

Jim served Second Presbyterian Church, Bloomington, IL. at various time as church school superintendent, elder and trustee. For several years he was active on the Board of the Home Sweet Home Mission, Bloomington, IL. serving terms as Treasurer, President and Secretary. He was on the board of Westminster for twelve years.


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