Daniel Springer


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Posted Online: March 17, 2014, 8:49 pm
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Daniel Springer, 72 of Seaton, died Sunday, March 16, 2014, at his home, with his family at his side.
Funeral services will be 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Visitation is prior to services from 4 to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home. Private burial will be at a later date at Candor Cemetery, rural Seaton. Memorials may be made to SPARKS (Seaton Parks and Recreation for Kids Safety.)
Dan was born on Dec. 5, 1941, in Sparta, Wis., to Edmond and Bernice Soper Springer. He was a veteran of the United States Navy. He took his love of the water and turned it into a career as a merchant sailor. He captained many tugboats on the Atlantic, Pacific and Gulf of Mexico waters. Closer to his retirement, he captained on the Mississippi River.
Dan and Sandra Jacobsen were united in marriage on Aug. 11, 1962, in Georgia. She preceded him in death on Jan. 21, 2011.
In his retirement, he enjoyed woodworking and going to the casinos. He also enjoyed going for his daily drives, visiting over coffee with friends, and his special canine companion, Mimi.
Dan is survived by his children and spouses, Bob and Beth Springer, Peggy and Randy Kaufman and Scott Springer, all of Seaton; three grandchildren, Nichole, Jessica and Jacob; two great-grandchildren, Wyatt and Trinity; brothers, Calvin Springer and wife, Alice, Lowell "Olie" Springer; sisters, Carol and Emilie Springer; brother-in-law, Harry Schoolcraft and special friend, Barb Robinson, Aledo. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; great-granddaughter, Reese Springer; sister, Lavon Schoolcraft; brothers, Larry, Lloyd and Richard Springer; a sister-in-law, Leona Springer; and a niece/goddaughter, Terri Springer.
Condolences may be left at speerfuneralhome.com.












 



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