Edward David Spelbring


February 9, 1947 - August 1, 2014


     Edward David Spelbring died unexpectedly Friday August 1, 2014 at his home in Morgan, MN due to cardiac arrest.  Edward was born on February 9, 1947 to Charley and Burnette (Knutson) Spelbring in Huron, SD.  He was raised in Forestburg, SD and attended and graduated from Forestburg High School in 1966.

     Edward was married to Karen Anderson from September 17, 1966 until May of 2006 and resided in Mitchell, SD for most of his life.  From this union they had three children, Chad, Kari (Rickel) and Kimberly (Palmer).  He was a charter member of Resurrection Lutheran church while in Mitchell, SD. He was also a member of the Mitchell Exchange Club and helped to develop the ‘Bear with Me’ program. 

     Edward was a dedicated man and throughout his lifetime he was employed with Barry and Sons Motors, Campbell Supply, Sunshine Foods and Toshiba.  For the last twenty years he was employed with Martin Group (CHR Solutions). 

     Edward married Maria Hacker in January 2007 and resided in Morgan, MN for the last ten years of his life with Maria and her daughter, Jenica.

     Edward was an avid hunter and was happiest when he was enjoying the outdoors hunting deer and pheasant.  He was hardworking and a loving father and grandfather.  He was a father figure to his oldest granddaughter and shared a special connection with his great-granddaughter.  He was loved and respected by those who knew him.  Edward was deeply loved by his children, grandchildren, family and friends and will be greatly missed.

    He is survived by his former wife, Karen and their three children, Chad (Cindy) Spelbring, Savage, MN, Kari Rickel, Mitchell, SD and Kim (Casey) Palmer, Mitchell, SD; their grandchildren, Matthew Spelbring, Lauren Spelbring, Jake Rickel, Hope Kayl, Hunter Tyler, Hayse Spelbring and their great-granddaughter, Bentley Picht; his siblings Rod (Beverly) Spelbring, Shirley Olson, Peggy (Francis) Taft, Jim (Dawn) Spelbring and Mike (Barb) Spelbring, his wife, Maria Spelbring and her daughter, Jenica and many nieces and nephews.

     He was preceded in death by his granddaughter, Kaitlyn Grace Spelbring; grandparents, James and Mabel Spelbring and Andrew and Clara Knutson; parents, Charley and Burnette Spelbring; brothers, Donald and Everett Spelbring, brother-in-law Doyle Olson; and former mother-in-law Blanche Anderson.



None Scheduled


Friday, August 8, 2014
11:00 AM
Resurrection Lutheran Church
4013 North Main Street
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by John Whitmore on August 11, 2014
Chad and Cindy....you are in our thoughts and prayers...
Posted by Lynn Costa on August 7, 2014
Keeping ya'll close in prayer. So sorry for your loss. Love cousin Lynn
Posted by Craig and Peggy Podhradsky on August 7, 2014
Karen and family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry to hear of Ed's passing.
Posted by Angie Justice & Lynn Dillon (Spelbring) on August 7, 2014
Our deepest sympathy goes out to uncle Ed's family, Lynn and I remember uncle Eddie fondly, and especially remember the the hugs he would give when we would surprise him on a visit to Mitchell. We are sorry we cannot be there on Friday, our thoughts and prayers for out to the family. Angie and Lynn
Posted by Kim Price on August 7, 2014
So sorry to hear about Ed's sudden death. The family is in my prayers.
Posted by Rod Schurz on August 6, 2014
I worked with Ed for more than 13 years. So sorry for your loss.
Posted by Elaine Adams Rhoades on August 6, 2014
My sincere sympathy goes out to you and your family! Prayers for comfort and peace. Love you, Elaine
Posted by Dick Houser on August 6, 2014
So sorry to hear of Ed's passing, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Posted by Gary & Kay Shafer on August 6, 2014
Karen and family: We are sorry to hear of ED's sudden death. You have our sympathy and prayers...may the memories of your lives with Ed bring you comfort and peace. Gary & Kay Shafer
Posted by Janey spelbring on August 6, 2014
To all of Ed's family: We are so sorry to hear of Ed's passing. We are unable to attend the funeral however we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. You have our deepest condolences. We love you. Uncle Don, Aunt Janey, Cousins Darla, Herb, Dawn & families in North Carolina.
Posted by Delbert & DeAnna Hiemstra on August 5, 2014
Our deepest sympathy to the Ed D Spelbring family.
Posted by Ron and Gloria Graves on August 5, 2014
Karen and family,
You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Dick and kay Bailey on August 5, 2014
Karen and family, You are in our thoughts during this time of loss for each of you. God Bless
Posted by cheri swart on August 4, 2014
You are in my thoughts and prayers Kari, Karen and Kim and CHad
Posted by Bonnie Anderson Bueber on August 4, 2014
so sorry for your loss Karen, Chad. Kari and Kim and families !! Ed was like a brother to me after being married to my sister for forty years ! Also to Rod Spelbring and all of Ed's family !! Love and prayers to all of you - keeping you in my thoughts and prayers ! God Bless !
Posted by Raymond and Lisa Sandberg on August 4, 2014
So sorry to hear of Ed's death, Maria and family. You are in our thoughts and prayers. God bless, Lisa
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