Nicholas Henry Spurck

1937 - 2018

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Nicholas H. Spurck, 81, of Arlington passed away on Tuesday, November 13, 2018. He was born in Galion, Ohio on January 3, 1937 to the late Hotch H. and Violet M. Spurck. Nick married Shirley A. Gibson on August 27, 1960 and she preceded him in death on March 19, 2011. Nicholas is survived by his three children; Lisa Ann (Mardy) Herr of Bluffton, Jeffery L. (Collete) Spurck of Arlington and Virginia L. Gillespie of Arlington. Nick is also survived by two brothers; James and Jon Spurck; sister, Alice Spurck; four grandchildren: Nicholas D. (Luka) Spurk of Kenton, Brittany (Rick) Cherry of Wooster, Richard (Michelle) Spurck of Arlington, and Sam Herr of Dayton; and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two sisters, Dorothy and Mary. Nick retired from Cooper Tire after many years of service. He was also a farmer and an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting and fishing. Mr. Spurck was one of the five founding members of the Millstream Woodcarvers. He also served as a softball umpire for 30 years and taught hunter safety for 10 years. He was a member of Good Hope Lutheran Church, the Black Swamp Muzzleloader Club, the National Rifle Association and So Han Co. Visitation will be held on Thursday, November 15, 2018 from 2:00 - 4:00 & 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the CRATES FUNERAL HOME, Arlington. A funeral service will begin at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Good Hope Lutheran Church where the family will receive friends for one hour (10:00 - 11:00) prior to the service. Pastor John Dyer will officiate and burial will follow in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay where full military rites will be conducted by the Hancock County Veterans Memorial Squad. Memorial contributions can be made in memory of Nick to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be expressed by visiting

Service Information
  • Visitation Details:

    620 N. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio
    Thursday, November 15th 2018 2:00 - 4:00 & 6:00 - 8:00 PM

    Good Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church[Map]
    300 South Main Street
    Arlington, Ohio 45840
    Friday, November 16th 2018 10:00 - 11:00 AM

  • Funeral Service:

    Friday, November 16th 2018 - 11:00 AM

  • Service Location:

    Good Hope Evangelical Lutheran Church [Map]
    300 S. Main St
    Arlington, Ohio 45814

  • Final Resting Place:

    Knollcrest Gardens [Map]

    Arcadia, Ohio

  • Contributions:

    Donors Choice


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