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Frederick G. “Fred” Spieth Sr., 86, of Pottstown, wife of Arlene (Rauch) Spieth and the late June (Rapine) Spieth, passed away suddenly on Wednesday at Pottstown Memorial Medical Center.

Born in Spring City and grew up in Pottstown, he was the son of the late Frederick G. and Victoria D. (Sell) Spieth.

Fred was a WWII Army veteran who received a Purple Heart and was a member of the VFW. He was a member of Emmanuel Lutheran Church in Pottstown where he was the sexton for over 30 plus years and was a lead foreman at Neapco for 47 years. He enjoyed working outside and going to watch the Boyertown Legion Baseball games.  Fred also liked to play cards and doing puzzles. He was also a faithful Phillies fan.

Surviving with his wife of 16 years is his son Frederick G. Spieth Jr. of Schwenksville; sister Grace Rounds of Pottstown; grandchildren Bryan Spieth of Spring City and Michael Spieth of Pottstown and 4 great grandchildren. Along with his first wife and parents, Fred is predeceased by his son Arthur D. Spieth, sister Ada Stauffer and an infant daughter.

A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, 11:00AM at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, 150 N. Hanover Str., Pottstown with Rev. Lynette Chapman officiating. Burial will follow in Highland Memorial Park. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, from 9:30AM to 10:45AM at the church.

Memorial contributions may be made in Fred’s name to Emmanuel Lutheran Share of Faith, 150 N. Hanover Street, Pottstown, PA 19464, or Montgomery Co. ASPCA, 19 E. Ridge Pike, PO BOX 222, Conshohocken, PA 19428-0222, or American Diabetes Assoc., PO BOX 11454, Alexandria, VA, 22312.

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