Claude E. Spoor

Oscoda, Michigan
April 24, 1953 - April 18, 2019

Visitations

His family will welcome friends for a time of visitation at the Buresh Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 24, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM.

Service Location

Buresh Funeral Home ~ Tawas City

Services

A funeral service with full military honors will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Chaplain Tom Anderson officiating. His family will welcome friends at the funeral home Thursday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral.

Obituary Notice

Claude E. Spoor, age 65, of Oscoda, passed away Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Ascension St. Joseph Hospital in Tawas City. Claude was born in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri on April 24, 1953, to the late Theodore C Spoor and Joan (O’Connor) Spoor. He traveled statewide and overseas, with his parents and siblings, wherever the Army sent them. Claude had to take on a lot of responsibility, use teamwork and be flexible, at an early age. He was very involved in the Boy Scouts. He graduated from Flushing High School in the class of 1971. His only child and daughter, Colleen Danielle Spoor, was born in 1975, from a previous marriage. Claude joined the Air Force in January 1975 as a Meteorological and Navigation Systems Technician. He earned an Associate in Applied Science degree from the Community College of the Air Force and an Associate in Arts degree from Allan Hancock College in 1986. He also got his Real estate license in the State of Colorado. Active duty assignments included: Lackland AFB, TX., Chanute AFB, Il., Peterson AFB, Co., Incirlik AB, Turkey, Offutt AFB, Nebraska, Vandenburg AFB, CA., Rhein-Main AB, Germany, and Wurtsmith AFB, Michigan. He met and married, the love of his life, Karen (Peterson) Spoor in July 1992 and gained a step son, Shaun Peterson. He and his wife retired from the Air Force in 1993, from the former Wurtsmith AFB. He began another career at Cooper Standard in 1995 as an operator and soon transferred to the maintenance department. He later got hired in as the Supervisor of Maintenance. Claude was awarded with Maintenance of the Year, Maintenance of the Quarter, 100% attendance record and no in lates. Claude loved to hike, fish, camp, snowmobile, and hunt. He was a true Patriot and dearly loved his country. Proud to be an American! Claude is survived by his wife of 27 years, Karen Spoor, his daughter, Colleen Spoor, and step son Shaun Peterson; eight grandchildren, Shantel Spoor, Julianna Roach, Lia Spoor, Jakob Spoor, Michael Spoor, Shelby Messick, Laney and Lylah Peterson; his mother, Joan Spoor; siblings, Clayton (Charlene) Spoor, Leane (Robert) Peirce, Janell (Curtis) Taljonick, and Jennifer (David) McArthur; Thomas (Deborah) Semik, Lawrence (Kalaka) Semik, Laurie (William) Sheffer, Michael (Henrietta) Semik, Frank (Julie) Semik Jr., and Christopher (Mary) Semik; many nieces, nephews, cousins, aunts and uncles. Claude is preceded in death by his father, Theodore C. Spoor. His family will welcome friends for a time of visitation at the Buresh Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 24, from 2:00 to 4:00 and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A funeral service with full military honors will take place on Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 11:00 AM at the funeral home with Chaplain Tom Anderson officiating. His family will welcome friends at the funeral home Thursday morning from 10:00 AM until the time of the funeral. Interment will take place immediately following in the Oscoda Pinecrest Cemetery. Those wishing to express their condolences through a memorial donation are encouraged to consider making a charitable gift to either the American Cancer Society or to the Seton Cancer Institute in Tawas City in loving memory of Claude. An online guest registry is available at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com.

Memorials

Those wishing to express their condolences through a memorial donation are encouraged to consider making a charitable gift to either the American Cancer Society or to the Seton Cancer Institute in Tawas City in loving memory of Claude.

Cemetery

Oscoda Pinecrest Cemetery

Condolences

Claude was a great man. I feel lucky to have had the time I did with him. A lot of my favorite memories growing up were out at Claude and Karen’s. Claude was a man I always looked up to and enjoyed our conversations sitting around kitchen or out cutting wood. We will miss you Claude.
— Dustin
My deepest sympathies to you and your family. Such a young age... God bless you and help you through this deep loss. Bonnie (Russell) Wattelet
— Bonnie Wattelet
Truly a decent man to know and have as a friend. You will sorely miss and not forgotten my friend. Bless you.
— Steve & Sue Drake
Eventhough it has been years since my days at WAFB 2030th Comm Squadron. You were a great boss and friend. You were a mentor and role model to so many Airmen and helped me become the man I am. Thank you Claude. Karen I will keep you in my prayers.
— Dan Minnick
Karen and Family.
May God grant you the strength to endure the passing of your husband and father. My prayers are with your family at this time. You will see him again for he awaits you. 💚☘💚
— Kathleen M Curran
Karen,
During this most painful time, please know that you are not alone and that you are loved. May you find comfort in God, prayer, and family. We may not understand why this time was chosen, but we must believe God knows best. We love you; and you are in our thoughts and prayers.
— Henrietta, Michael, Rachel, & Rebecca
Thank you for serving our country. Thank you for being a great father, husband, friend to those who knew you. Our thoughts are with the family.
Sincerest respect,
Mark A Henry and family
— Henry
So sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prays are with you all.
— Sarah (Medich) Farmer
Good bye, Ed, save me a spot.
— Daniel Bedford

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