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Joseph Paul Spitzenberger

Born: Sat., Feb. 25, 1950
Died: Wed., Jun. 10, 2020


Memorial Service

6:00 PM Wed., Jul. 01, 2020
Location: Lovell Community Center


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Joseph Paul Spitzenberger, 70, passed away peacefully on June 10, 2020 in Lovell, Wyoming, after a stoic battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on February 25, 1950 to George Francis and Elizabeth (Betty) Marie (Lippert) Spitzenberger of New Hope, Minnesota. He married Laretta Mayes in the Idaho Falls, Idaho, LDS Temple on July 1, 1977. They fostered seven children and had six children of their own that they raised in Isanti, Minnesota.

To support his growing family, he worked at Honeywell in different departments, but settled in avionics. He was a strong member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and served in many callings throughout his life. His final callings included a church service missionary for the Lovell Wyoming Stake, a temple worker at the Billings Montana LDS temple, and a Sunday school teacher in the Lovell 2nd Ward.

He is preceded in death by his parents, George and Betty Spitzenberger, his brother James Spitzenberger, and his half-brother Bud Berg.

He is survived by his wife Laretta;, children John (Kayla Yerigan) Spitzenberger, Christian (Cassidi) Spitzenberger, Lauri Spitzenberger, Howard Spitzenberger, Joseph (Lizzy Meyers) Spitzenberger, and Mandi (Brad) Spanier; grandchildren Madysen (John), Logan (Mandi), Ella (Mandi), KariLynn (John), Chloe (Howard), Brynnlee (Mandi), Kayden (John), Kyson (Mandi), Owen (Christian), Jaydin (John), Evelyn (Christian), and Maysin (John); brother John (Cathy) Spitzenberger; sister-in-law Susan Spitzenberger; and many other extended family members.

The family would like to thank Dr. Caldwell and the North Big Horn Hospital staff, and especially the Stillwater Hospice Care nurses.

Services will be held July 1, 2020 in Lovell, Wyoming.

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Meva Lee Cox
   Posted Sat June 13, 2020
My dear sweet cousin Laretta, My heart is breaking for you right now for the loss of your special man. It is so hard to get through losing your spouse. I love you sweet cousin and I’m praying for you and your family.

Claudia Adams
   Posted Sat June 13, 2020
Joe, you will be very missed, you where a good husband and a good Dad, but God has a mission for you in heaven.You are now out of pain and in a much better place.
Laretta time will heal all the wunds , but Joe will always be in your heart. Thinking of you all . these will be hard few weeks, Month, and the next year. Prayers to you all

Vickie Luker
   Posted Sun June 14, 2020
I just heard about Joe from the EQ announcements today. I remember when Doug Haggen asked if he could bring his cousin, Laretta, to our FHE group way back in the 70's. I am so glad he did because it was wonderful to watch how they got together and the friendships we all developed through the years. Joe will be missed but the sealing ordinances bring great comfort in the knowledge everyone will be together again. My love and prayers to all.

Claudia Adams
   Posted Sun June 14, 2020
Joe, you will be very missed, you where a good husband and a good Dad, but God has a mission for you in heaven.You are now out of pain and in a much better place.
Laretta time will heal all the wunds , but Joe will always be in your heart. Thinking of you all . these will be hard few weeks, Month, and the next year. Prayers to you all

Norma Allen
   Posted Tue June 16, 2020
Dear Laretta and family. What a wonderful legacy he leaves behind. I pray the Lord will bless you all at this time of your loss. Loretta, a special hug goes out to you. I can't imagine how it would be to lose the love of your life even for a moment. Love you. Norma

Mary Schuster
   Posted Wed June 24, 2020
I am so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. We met in High School. He was such a great guy. Joe, took the pictures of our wedding, coming up on 50 years ago.
My sincere condolences to the family

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