Carl William Spicer, 64, Osage City: March 1, 1955 – May 5, 2019 – Osage County Online | Osage County News

Carl William Spicer, 64, Osage City: March 1, 1955 – May 5, 2019

OSAGE CITY, Kan. – Carl William “Bill” Spicer, 64, passed away Sunday, May 5, 2019, at his home surrounded by family. He was born March 1, 1955, in Emporia, Kan., the son of Clarence Edward and Claire Jean (Asklund) Spicer.

He graduated in 1973 from Osage City High School, Osage City, Kan. He played JUCO basketball one year and then attended Emporia State University for a year.

Bill was joined in marriage to Jeri Patton on June 3, 1992.

He worked as rural mail carrier and worked many years doing carpentry with Dave Hafenstein. He was an avid sports fan, especially watching his daughter play volleyball. He was a member of the Rural Carriers Union and a director for the Swedish Mutual Aid.

Bill will be forever remembered by his wife, Jeri, of the home; daughter, Carly Spicer, Emporia, Kan.; stepdaughter, Sheri (Rod) Oswald, Osage City; a stepson, Dallas (Tracy) Lane, Reading, Kan.; three sisters, Cindy Spicer, Phoenix, Ariz., and Sue Spicer and Joyce Burge, both of Topeka, Kan.; sister-in-law, Donna Spicer, Wakarusa, Kan.; brother, LeRoy (Barbara) Spicer, Topeka; three grandchildren, Rylie Oswald, Tyler Oswald and Callie Lane; and nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Charles Spicer; and a grandson, Ryan Lane.

Memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the Osage City Community Building, Osage City. Family will receive friends an hour before service at the community building. Private inurnment will be at a later date in Union Cemetery, Osage City.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Ryan Lane Memorial Foundation and sent in care of VanArsdale Funeral Chapel, 107 N. Sixth St., Osage City, KS 66523. Condolences can be left at

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