August 30, 2022 at 6:19 p.m.
Paul T. Spaeth, 84, of Melrose, passed way peacefully at home, surrounded by his family, Aug. 29, 2022, of pancreatic cancer.
A Memorial Mass of Celebration will be at 10 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 3, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Friday, Sept. 2, and 8:30-9:30 a.m., Sept. 3, at Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose.
Paul Thomas Spaeth was born April 6, 1938, in Melrose, the son of Henry and Rose (Dold) Spaeth. He married Jeanette “Nettie” Loecken July 6, 1957, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Melrose, and together they raised three wonderful children. Paul’s greatest love was his wife and his family.
Paul started Spaeth Sodding & Landscaping close to 50 years ago, which included selling Christmas trees. He was honored to dig graves for people in the community for over 40 years, which he took great pride in. He loved helping people in every way.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Nettie; children Kim Brickweg, Rick (Cathryn) Spaeth, and Sara (John) Olmscheid, all of Melrose; grandchildren Jessica (Josh) Nieters, Luke Olmscheid and Samuel Olmscheid; great-grandchildren Ava and Jaxon Olmscheid; and siblings Hank Spaeth, Nancy Illies and Charles Spaeth.
Paul was preceded in death by parents Henry and Rose Spaeth, grandson Jeremy Brickweg, two sisters and three brothers.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services in Melrose. P-35-1B