1930 Vilas 2019

Vilas A. Spiegelberg

April 4, 1930 — July 16, 2019

Manawa, WI - Vilas Spiegelberg, a long-time resident of the Manawa area, died Tuesday the 16th of July at Manawa Community Nursing Center.

Born April 4, 1930 in Dale, WI, son of the late Arnold and Laura (Beckman) Spiegelberg, Vilas moved with his parents and siblings to Manawa, WI in 1940 where his family farmed in the vicinity of Bear Lake.

Vilas remained on the family farm after the death of his father, Arnold in November of 1972, helping care for his mother Laura while tending to the farmland which he acquired.

Vilas attended Little Wolf High School in Manawa, graduating with the Class of 1948. He was a devout member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Manawa. Vilas enjoyed riding his motorcycle in his younger years and tinkering with mechanics. He had the gift of gab with many interesting stories to share with relatives, friends and the people he would meet.

He is survived by his sister-in-law, Carol (Lyle) Spiegelberg, Ogdensburg, WI, nieces and nephews, Jane (Steve) Plamann, Appleton, WI; Steve Spiegelberg, Manawa, WI; James (Acela) Spiegelberg, Flower Mound, TX; Laura (Dan) Wood, Mukwonago, WI; Ellen (Greg) Metko, Ironwood, MI; Jeff (Kris) Roth, Manawa WI; Gary (Nancy) Roth, Manawa, WI; Warren Roth, Menasha, WI and a host of grand nieces and nephews as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother and sister-in law Ray and Elaine Spiegelberg, Manawa, WI; his brother Lyle (Carol) Spiegelberg, Ogdensburg, WI; his sister and brother-in-law Doris and Sam Roth, Neenah, WI and his niece Rosanne Spiegelberg, Appleton, WI.

A special thank you to the staff at Manawa Community Nursing Center for their compassion and care for Vilas during his stay. Also, much appreciation is extended to the neighbors, friends, relatives and special services that helped Vilas when needed.

A memorial service will be held at 11:00 am, Monday, August 5th, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Manawa. Visitation will be from 9:30 am until the time of the service. Friends and family are welcome.

Memorial gifts may be made to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 742 Depot St., Manawa, WI 54949.

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St. Paul Lutheran Church -Manawa
  • 750 Depot Street
    Manawa, WI 54949


St. Paul Lutheran Church -Manawa
  • 750 Depot Street
    Manawa, WI 54949
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