Obits 2/6/18

Donald Anthony Spielman

Police Officer/Detective

Donald Anthony Spielman, 86 of Celina, passed away Jan. 26 at Bethesda Health Care Center in Cookeville. Funeral services were held Feb. 1 at the Upton-Hay Funeral Home with Ted Kocher officiating. Family served as active pallbearers. Upton-Hay Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

He was born on Oct. 4, 1931 in Chicago, Ill. Throughout his life he served in many roles. He was a retired Chicago Police Office and Detective. He loved to write poetry and was a member of The Starlight Café, a poet society. He took great pride in his family and work.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Joesph A. and Mildred Louise (Seydel) Spielman; brothers, Trever Spielman and Robert Johnson; daughter, Barbara Jean Schwartz; and infant daughter and son, Misty Luann and Donald Anthony Spielman, Jr.

He is survived by sons, Ronald Spielman and wife, Rose of Boling Brook, Ill. and John Spielman and wife, Ellen of Tompkinsville, Ky.; daughter, Dawn Zdzairski and husband, Glen of Chicago, Ill.; brother, Fredrick Johnson and wife, Lucille of Goodyear, Ariz.; sisters, Marie, also known as Pat, Head and husband, Bill of Moss and Glynis Douglas and husband, Melvin of Baxter; son-in-law, Dan Schwartz of Lake Wales, Fla.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, many nieces and nephews, as well as a host of other family and friends.

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