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Loren L. Spielman

August 15, 1946 — September 2, 2021

Loren Lamoine Spielman, 75, passed away on Thursday, September 2, 2021 inKalispell, Montana.

 

Funeral services will be conducted at 3:00 pm, Saturday, September 11, 2021 in Coffelt’s Funeral Chapel with Pastor Lori Morton, First Lutheran Church, officiating.  Interment will take place in Pinecrest Memorial Park.

 

Loren was born August 15, 1946, to Lloyd and Audrey (Litner) Spielman in Westbrook, Minnesota.  He was welcomed home by a big brother Roy and big sister Barbara.  Followed by Patricia, Wayne and Carmen.

 

Loren graduated from Westbrook High School in 1965.  Later that year he joined the United States Airforce in which he spent the majority of his 4-year military career stationed at Fairchild Airforce Base.  While at an NCO dance Loren met Judith Miller.  They were married a short 3 months later.  Loren and Judy moved back to Loren’s hometown, Westbrook, Minnesota in the fall of 1969.  They rented, and farmed, a farm consisting of 1/2 section of land along with raising pigs and cows.

 

In 1984, Loren and Judy moved to Sandpoint, Idaho.  Loren worked temporarily with Cornie Polestra during the fall of that year.  He also helped in the building of the Bonner Mall and the Monarch hotel.  After being laid off, Loren responded to an ad in the Sandpoint newspaper in the spring of 1985 for a position at Bird Space Technology where he spent approximately 31 years working.  During this time, he built quite the relationship with Dr. Forest Bird, built a runway, museum, multiple hangers and maintained the ranch.  Currently, Loren was working for Percussion Air in Pend Oreille, Idaho.

 

Loren enjoyed his family, his work and gardening.  He was busy building a shop so that he could restore a Ford Jubilee tractor.

 

Loren is survived by his wife Judy Spielman, daughter Melynda (Joseph) Minardi of Aurora, Illinois; sons Lance Spielman of Sandpoint, Idaho; Kelly (Shawn) Spielman of Sandpoint, Idaho; and Dallas (Crystal) Spielman of Spokane, Washington; 7 grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; brothers Roy (Sharon) Spielman and Wayne (Joan) Spielman; sisters Barbara (Roger) Vake of Zimmerman, Minnesota; Patricia Spielman of Madison, Tennessee; and Carmen (Gene) Buss of Arcadia, Wisconsin; Mother-in-Law Bonnie Miller of Sandpoint, Idaho; sister-in-law Janet (John) Scott of Sagle, Idaho and many nieces and nephews.

 

Loren is preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Audrey Spielman; father-in-law, Robert D. Miller; brothers-in-law, James Robert Miller and Jack Donald Miller; and multiple aunts and uncles.

 

Loren touched the lives of many people in the community and will be missed by all who knew him. 

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