We remember these members who had contributed so much to our organization
Forrest Spidel (92 Year Member)
Forrest Wayne Spidel, age 92, went to be with the Lord on March 12, 2018 with family by his side in Marion, IN. Many referred to Forrest by “Spider”, “Shorty”, or “Grandpa Shorty” by his beloved grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He was born on August 20, 1925 to Clyde and Lovellah (Sheridan) Spidel, in St. Francisville, IL.
Spider enlisted into the United States Navy on July 29, 1943 where he served our country in World War II, and was honorably discharged on April 23, 1946. He married Mary Ellen Dennison on April 24, 1948 in St. Francisville, IL. Together they had three children; Mary Francis Spidel, Dennis Spidel and Patrica Spidel-Barney. He was a member of the Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 166 in Fort Wayne, IN for 70 years and retired from Linigers in Marion, Indiana in 1987. He enjoyed 30 years of retirement.
Spider built a legacy through his hard work, respect, love, kindness, and dedication to his family. He truly lived life to the fullest through simple pleasures. He was an avid Cardinals fan and enjoyed watching sports, attending Marion Giant Basketball games, taking walks, fishing, mushroom hunting, and growing tomatoes.
He is survived by his daughter, Patty Barney and son-in law Mike Barney, grandchildren: Nate Spidel, Matt Spidel, Beth Hamilton (Richard), and Kristy Barney; great grandchildren: Jaydin Bell, Emma Spidel, Mary Hamilton, and Leah Spidel, Brother Bobby Clyde Spidel, and Special Friends; John Cooper and Betty Edwards.
He was preceded in death by his dear wife, Mary Ellen, daughter Mary Francis, son Dennis Wayne, his parents, Clyde & Lovellah Spidel, his sister Norma Fordyce, grandson-in-law; Jami Bell, and dear friend/neighbor Mike McMillian.
Cyril Cameron (82 Year Member)
Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018, at home with his family. Born Sept. 1, in 1935, he was the youngest son of Marion and Edward Cameron's 12 children. In 1956, he enlisted in the Army and served in Germany until his honorable discharge in 1958. Once home, he worked alongside his brothers at R&A Plumbing and joined Plumber's and Steam Fitters Local Union 166. Always fun loving, Murdock enjoyed golf, fishing, hunting, classic cars, Cubs baseball, traveling, listening to music and singing. He was proud of his Scottish heritage and a true film buff who knew all the classic movies and their starring roles, often quoting famous lines. Murdock's tenderness and compassion for animals gave many pets a loving home throughout his lifetime. He was an impeccable dresser with great taste, and those who knew him felt fortunate to call him friend. Above all, Murdock loved God and his family. He was greatly loved and will be dearly missed. Murdock is survived by brothers William and Alex Cameron; his twin sister, Sylvia Masbaum Valentine; youngest sister, Minnie Weaver; and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Marion and Edward Cameron; sisters, Amy Cameron, Mary Gill, Annie Pape, and Margie Dippold; and brothers, Edward "Junior" Cameron, Jay Cameron and Finley Cameron.