Gregory L. Spartz, 81, of Blue Springs, MO passed away Saturday, November 23, 2013 at St. Joseph Medical Center. He was born March 3, 1932 in Watertown SD to Nicholas and Agnes (Staudacher) Spartz. Greg was united in marriage to Wilma Ann Thyer who preceded him in death. He was a veteran of the US Army, and attended A & M Tech in Okmulgee, OK. He was a civilian supervisor for the U.S. Army in quality control at Lake City Army Ammunition Plant at the time of his retirement. Greg was a member of St. John LaLande Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, VFW, and the Catholic Order of Foresters. He enjoyed leather work, taking photos and spending time with his family. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Wilma; son, Bruce Spartz; sister, Loretta Zaug; brothers, Vernon Spartz and Joseph Spartz.
Greg is survived by his daughter, Sharon Comstock and husband Riley of Independence, MO; sons, Mark Spartz and wife Debbie of Blue Springs, MO, Kevin Spartz and wife Tammy of Grain Valley, MO; daughter-in-law, Christy Spartz of Pleasant Hill, MO; sisters, Bernice Mack of Sioux Falls, SD, and Sr. Muriel Spartz of Watertown, SD; sisters-in-law, Jeanette Spartz of Kranzburg, SD, Wilma Spartz of Huron SD, Judy Thyer of Iola, KS, Mary Smith of Bonner Springs, KS; brother-in-law Jay Thyer and wife Sharon of Iola, KS; grandchildren, Barry Carnal and wife Gloria, Debra Atkinson, Taylor Comstock, Angela Spartz-Darby, James Kinney and wife Julie, Casey Spartz and fiancé Lauren Acord, Brandon Roberts and wife Tessa, Brooke Spartz, Briese Spartz, Nick Spartz and wife Danielle, Gregory Paul Spartz and fiancé Britaney King; and 11 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Gregory will be 12:30 – 2:00 pm Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at St. John LaLande Catholic Church, 805 NW RD Mize Road, Blue Springs, MO, with Funeral Mass to be celebrated at 2:00 pm by Father Ron Elliott. Rosary will be at 12:00 pm. Burial will be at Blue Springs Cemetery. Contributions in memory of Gregory may be made to Catholic Community Hospice, 9740 W. 87th St, Overland Park KS 66212.
Arrangements entrusted to Meyers Funeral Chapel, Blue Springs, MO. Memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.meyersfuneralchapel.com.