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Michael Gerrard Spinler


January 28, 2014

Michael Gerrard Spinler

HAVRE - Michael Gerrard Spinler, 51, passed away on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014. His funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1, 2014 at New Beginnings Church of the Nazarene with Pastor John Powell officiating. Memorials in Michael's name may be made to his children in care of Nicole Spinler, 907 4th Street, Havre, MT 59501.

You may also express your memories and condolences online at http://www.hollandbonine.com. Holland and Bonine Funeral Home has been entrusted with services and arrangements.

Michael was born on March 21, 1962, to Gilbert and Martha (Duncan) Spinler. He was raised in Havre; attending Havre High School. He obtained his GED in Bedford, Texas. Michael married Maria Maroudas in Minneapolis MN in 1980. The couple returned to Havre in 1981, where they raised their children. The couple later divorced. Mike worked in the janitorial department at Havre High School and Northern Montana College before opening his business, Spinler Maintenance, where he continued his janitorial work as a self- employed individual. Mike injured his back and sold the business in 2005.

Mike enjoyed camping, fishing, gardening, and restoring cars, but his family was his life. He loved spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Michael was preceded in death by his father, Gil Spindella.

He is survived by

his mother, Martha Ameline; his foster father, Ken Hewitt; his daughter, Nicole Spinler; his sons, Chad Spinler, Michael (Kati Fortson) Spinler, and Tyler Travis; all of Havre; his godson, Shawn Williams of Great Falls; his grandchildren, Tray and Mackenzie Williams of Havre; sisters, Cathy (Pat) Reichert of Billings, Mont., Debora (Bruce) McCracken of Great Falls, Mont., and Danette (Joe) Zeliniak of Seattle, Wash .; brothers, Tim (Rose) Spinler of Hallsville, Texas, Gilbert (Carol) Spinler Jr. of Great Falls, Robert Spinler (Donna) of Livingston, Mont., and Joseph Spinler of Belgrade, Mont .; uncle, Victor Spinler of Havre; and numerous nieces and nephews.


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