Date of death: 10/28/2018

Saint Meinrad Class: LD 1998

Ethel S. Spacke, 89, of Greenwood passed away on Sunday, October 28, 2018. She was born on March 29, 1929 in Indianapolis. Ethel was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Herman F. Spacke who passed away in 2012.Ethel was a teacher at Perry Township schools for 29 years, retiring in 1993. She obtained her bachelorÆs degree from Marian College, a MasterÆs degree from Butler University and a MasterÆs degree from St. Meinrad School of Theology.Devoted to their faith, Herman and Ethel were charter members of St. Barnabas Catholic Church where they were active in the St. Vincent de Paul Society. Ethel was also a Benedictine Oblate of Our Lady of Grace Monastery.Ethel is preceded in death by her sisters Mary Youngstafel and JoAnne Hollingsworth and great grandson Dylan Mathes. Survivors include sons Tom (Terri) Spacke and Jay (Becky) Spacke; daughter Sheila (fiancΘ Kurt Schletzer) Mathes; eight grandchildren and twelve great grandchildren.