Spencer David Schantz

Tawas Township, Michigan
September 17, 1942 - July 3, 2019


A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

Obituary Notice

Spencer David Schantz
Age 76, a resident of Tawas City and formerly of Oscoda, Michigan died on July 3, 2019 at Iosco County Medical Care Facility in Tawas Township. He was born the son of Alvin and Florence (Dewaele) Schantz on September 17, 1942 in St. Clair, Michigan. Spencer graduated from St. Clair High School in 1960. After high school he joined the Air Force and proudly served from 1961 – 1965, he was stationed at the Wurthsmith Air Force Base in Oscoda, while there he met and later married his best friend Patricia Ann Foxworthy - Rice on September 21,1963 at St. John Berchman Catholic Church in Detroit, together they shared 56 years of marriage. Spencer was a self – employed general contractor. He is well known for his classic car, a 1953 Hudson Hornet, Spencer enjoyed showing his car at the classic car shows and often times in the 4th of July parade. Spencer is survived by his wife Patricia, four children, David Schantz, Carolyn Bernelis, Timothy (Jerrianne) Schantz and Brenda (Eric) McNeill, two brothers, Ronald and Dean Schantz and five grandchildren, Kristen (Robert) Wood, Raymond (Melissa Buckelew) Bellant, Adam and Lauren McNeill, Samuel Schantz and step grandchildren, Eric and Andy Bernelis, 4 great grandchildren, Nolan and Ryan Wood, Emily Wood and Remi Bellant. Spencer was preceded in death by his parents, mother -in- law, Mary Jo Foxworthy and his son -in - law, Nick Bernelis. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be shared at www.bureshfuneralhomes.com


sorry for your loss he will be missed by all who knew him RIP spencer.
— Debbie Meade
I was very sad to hear of Spence's passing. I am very sorry for your loss. Him and his family have been in my life since I was little. We have had so many experiences with him and all his family over the years. I enjoyed doing work for him on the house and different projects. We always had a lot of laughs. When ever I saw him he always brought a smile to my face. He will be greatly missed.
— Gordon McDonald

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