Norman Richard Spoon

1931 - 2020

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Norman Richard Spoon, 89, of Findlay passed away at Blanchard Valley Hospital on Saturday, Dec. 26, 2020. He was born on July 11, 1931, to the late Dewey A. and Mary Marcile (Althaus) Spoon. He married Paula Ann Fiser on April 8, 1956, and she preceded him in death on Aug. 31, 2017. He is survived by five sons, David (Susan) Spoon of San Antonio, TX, Brent Spoon of Columbus, OH, John (Brigette) Spoon of Rawson, OH, Joseph (Candy) Spoon of Findlay, and Brian (Michelle) Spoon of Marion, OH; a daughter, Ann Spoon of Findlay, OH; 17 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren, and a sister, Shirley Ann Ebel. He was also preceded in death by his step-mother, Elsie Spoon, and a daughter-in-law, Lorilee (David) Spoon. Norm was a 1949 graduate of McCutchenville High School and served his country in the US Army during the Korean War. He worked at the family business, Spoon Brothers Hardware in McCutchenville prior to spending the majority of his career at Johnston Supply Co. as the manager. Following retirement, Norm drove for Findlay Ford for over 20 years. He was a loving and committed husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather. He was a fan of the Cleveland Indians and enjoyed swimming and sitting in the sun. He and Paula were also charter and active members of Redeemer Lutheran Church. Mr. Spoon's life will be celebrated on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 1:00pm at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME with Pastor Bill Geiger officiating. Burial will follow in South Bend (Bethel) Cemetery in McCutchenville, OH, where, the Hancock Co. Veterans Memorial Squad will present full military rites. Visitation will be held from 10:00am-1:00pm Wednesday at the funeral home. The family asks all in attendance to practice social distancing and wear masks. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Redeemer Lutheran Church. Online condolences can be shared with the family by visiting coldrencrates.com.


Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840
    Wednesday, December 30th 2020 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

  • Funeral Service:

    Wednesday, December 30th 2020 - 1:00 PM

  • Service Location:

    COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME [Map]
    205 West Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Final Resting Place:

    Bethel Cemetery [Map]

    McCutchenville, Ohio

  • Contributions:

    Redeemer Lutheran Church
    301 East Sandusky Street
    Findlay, Ohio 45840

  • Instructions:

    Full military rites by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad.
    [Live Stream of Service]



Condolences For Norman Richard Spoon

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To : Family of Norm Spoon
Date :Monday, December 28th 2020
From : Sharon Fiser- Salmons
I was flower girl in your parents wedding and held them both dear to my heart. Brian and Ann you were in my wedding as ringbearer and flower girl.I feel your loss. Just remember....God is in control.




To : Family
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Amy
I had the pleasure of working with Norman at Findlay Ford for a number of years. I will always remember his smile and kindness. He will be missed. Prayers to all of you.



To : Brian
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Bill Maniaci family
Brian our thoughts are with during this time.



To : Joe and Family
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Janis Gauthier
My sincerest condolences in this time of need.



To : The Spoon Family
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Denise Willford Thomas
What a nice man he was. Always had a smile when he greeted me, a man with a warm heart. He was one of my dad’s favorite people. My heart goes out to you as you celebrate his life.



To : Ann and Family
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Lisa Stahl Harrison
There are very few memories of growing up that don't involve your family. Your Dad was a great friend to mine and sincerely a nice man. He along with your Mom were always very kind to me. He loved all his kids beyond measure. I can only imagine grandchildren delighted him. I'm saddened by his passing but I like to think he's sitting with the old Johnston crew hanging out.



To : The Spoon Family
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : World Fuel Services Equipment Group
We send our deepest sympathy and condolences. You are in our thoughts and prayers.



To : Joe Spoon
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Mary Kowalski WFS
My deepest sympathy for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this very difficult time.



To : The Spoon Family
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Danielle Funk and Family
Your family is in our thoughts during this hard time.



To : Ann and Family
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Lisa Stahl Harrison
There are very few memories of growing up that don't involve your family. Your Dad was a great friend to mine and sincerely a nice man. He along with your Mom were always very kind to me. He loved all his kids beyond measure. I can only imagine grandchildren delighted him. I'm saddened by his passing but I like to think he's sitting with the old Johnston crew hanging out.



To : Joe Spoon
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Carol Dwyer WFS Equipment Dept
Joe and Family, Thoughts and prayers are with you at this very difficult time.



To : Norm spoon
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Roger and Pat heckel
The Spoon family
Pat and I send our thoughts and prayers
Norm was one of the “good guys” and we all will miss his smiles
I was the ring brearer at their wedding
I hope you understand that due to current medical conditions and with my diabetes,we will not be able to attend the services
God bless Norman as well as his family and friends
Roger and Pat



To : Carol and family
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Jim and Cheryl Stahl
Sorry to hear about Norm's passing. He was a family friend for a long time. Jim



To : Ann and Family
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Paul R
Your family is in our prayers. May God be with you all in this difficult time.



To : John and Brigette
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Jan Heath
Sending my sincere condolences. May God comfort you and the family at this difficult time.

Jan Heath



To : John and Brigette
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Jan Heath
Sending my sincere condolences. May God comfort you and the family at this difficult time.

Jan Heath



To : John and Brigette
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Jan Heath
Sending my sincere condolences. May God comfort you and the family at this difficult time.

Jan Heath



To : Ann and Family
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Shonda Rice Berry
Thinking of you all at this time and in the days to come. Your dad was a wonderful, kind man.



To : Family of Norm Spoon
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Mike and Jill Ring
Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you as you deal with the loss of Norm. He was a great guy and it reflects in all of you and yours. What a terrific life to celebrate. We are here for you if you need anything.



To : The Spoon Family
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : The Western Family
We are so very sorry for your loss and wanted to offer our deepest condolences. We pray that God will provide you some comfort during this difficult time.



To : John Bridgette Sloon
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Norma Caster
Oh John & Brigette my thoughts & prayers are with you both & your wonderful family. Norm was such a gracious gentleman. It was always a pleasure seeing him. He is back with Paula.



To : John Brigette Amanda Curtis
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Hallie Snodgrass
Praying and thinking of you all during this difficult time.

Romans 8:38-39 "For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord."



To : Spoon Family
Date :Tuesday, December 29th 2020
From : Laurie Hoppe and Family
I’m very sorry to hear of his passing. Thank God for His endless mercies to us all!



To : Ann and Family
Date :Wednesday, December 30th 2020
From : Lisa Stahl Harrison
There are very few memories of growing up that don't involve your family. Your Dad was a great friend to mine and sincerely a nice man. He along with your Mom were always very kind to me. He loved all his kids beyond measure. I can only imagine grandchildren delighted him. I'm saddened by his passing but I like to think he's sitting with the old Johnston crew hanging out.



To : Family
Date :Wednesday, December 30th 2020
From : Pam Ricker
I also enjoyed Norm's smile and gentle nature. I will miss seeing him in church. My the peace of Christ be with you all.



To : Family
Date :Wednesday, December 30th 2020
From : Pam Ricker
I enjoyed Norm's smile and gentle nature. I will miss seeing him in church. My the peace of Christ be with you all.



To : The Spoon Family
Date :Saturday, January 2nd 2021
From : Denise Willford Thomas
What a nice man he was. Always had a smile when he greeted me, a man with a warm heart. He was one of my dad’s favorite people. My heart goes out to you as you celebrate his life.



To : The Spoon Family
Date :Tuesday, January 5th 2021
From : Janine
What a kind wonderful man Norm was. I thoroughly enjoyed the few times I spent with him. And what great children he has. So much love in the family. I know he will be missed. Find comfort in him being back with the love of his life and at the table with Jesus. 🙏🏻🙏🏻



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