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Steven Lee Spitzley obituary

Steven Lee Spitzley, 80, of Portland, died Sunday, April 17, 2022. He was born April 10, 1942, the son of Edward and Marcella (Rademacher) Spitzley. Steve was a member of St. Mary’s Church in Westphalia and St. Patrick’s Church in Portland. Steve retired from General Motors after 42 years of service and was a member of the Michigan National Guard for 6 years. He enjoyed watching the Detroit Tigers, going to the casino, scratching Michigan Lottery tickets, traveling and fishing. He was predeceased by his siblings, Edward (Eileen) Spitzley, Daniel Spitzley, Larry Spitzley, Marlene (Jerome) Bauer, Mary Lou (Thomas) Weber, Annette Bierstetel; in-laws, Clover Spitzley, Marilyn Freeman, Delores (Walt) Saxton and ex-wife, Sandra Patrick. Surviving is his wife of 28 years, Georgia Darling (Swanson) Spitzley; children, Kurt (Michell) Spitzley, Kim Keeler, Katrina Hawley, Karen Barker (fiancé Mark Smith), Kris (Kendra) Spitzley and stepdaughters, Sheila (Curtis) Flynn, Robin (Scott) Pliny and Brenda (Mike) Charles; 17 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; siblings, Kathy (Don) Hengesbach and LeRoy Spitzley; in-laws, Blanche Spitzley, Leon Bierstetel, Viola (Terry) Green, Emma Dobson and Hazel Wortley; several nieces and nephews. Mass for Christian will be celebrated by Rev. Mike Alber at 11:00 a.m., Friday, April 22, 2022 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, the Rite of Commitment will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery. The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, April 21, 2022 at Lehman Funeral Homes. 210 E. Bridge St., Portland. The Rosary will be recited at 3:30 p.m. Military Grave Honors will be provided by VFW Post #4090. Memorial contributions may be made to the Portland Senior Center (PSAG) or the Parkinson’s Foundation in memory of Steve Spitzley. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences can be made at