Arlie Melroy Spangler was born April 1 1929 to Albert and Sarah (Harvey) Spangler in Westport SD. He received his education at Westport and Hulett, WY.
On April 24, 1954, Arlie was united in marriage to Leta Laverne Morse at the United Methodist Church in Seneca until Arlie left to serve in the United States Army, serving from August 4, 1955 to August 2, 1957. He was stationed at Ft. Riley KS and in Germany.
Arlie believed in the value of helping others and always showed a tremendous work ethic in order to provide for his family and to provide a service to all he knew. He was a soldier, a mechanic, Chief of Police, city employee and truck owner and operator for over 30 years. In his spare time he enjoyed working with cars, building race car engines for local drivers, helping local truckers and farmers by keeping their machines operating and their motors running smoothly, and always visiting with friends and enjoying a cup of coffee. Arlie was a member of the Masonic Lodge, the American Legion and the United Methodist Church.
His life will be cherished by his wife Laverne of Faulkton, his children, Curt (Sharon) Spangler of Miller; Albert Spangler of Pierre; Jon (Jennifer) Spangler of Atlanta, GA and Arleta Spangler of Faulkton. His grandchildren, Michelle (Todd) Biedenfield and son of New Brighton, MN; Lindsay (Josh) Boomsma and daughters of Miller; Amber (Dickson) Bast and children of Highmore; Dusty Spangler of Denver, CO; Derek Spangler of Minneaplis, MN; Skylar Spanger and Allen “AJ” Spangler of Aberdeen and Lars Spangler of Faulkton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Albert and Bill Spangler, Rose Holmes, Cora Cozart and Martha Tiegen.