Douglas M. “Hawkeye” Spies passed away Sunday, February 27, 2011 in Indianapolis, IN after a battle with cancer. He was 61 years old.
He was born March 18, 1949 in Waseca, MN to Alvin and Mildred (Kopischke) Spies. He graduated in 1967 from Waseca High School. He entered the U.S. Army and served two tours in Vietnam. Doug married Marsha Pearce. They had one child (Mark) and divorced. Later he married Rebecca Hoskins (Baumann) and had two children (Nicole and Jennifer); they divorced. He later married Marcia McCormack and lived the rest of his life with her. He enjoyed baseball and sports in general. Other hobbies included playing pool and cards, and U.S. History.
He was a Life Member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and belonged to other various veterans associations.
Doug is survived by wife Marcia; children Mark (Asia) Kroshel, Seattle, WA, Nicole (Tim) Johnson, Rosemount, MN, Jennifer Spies, Batavia, IL and Austin Kornov, Indianapolis, IN; five grandchildren; siblings David, Osseo, MN, Denise, Waseca, MN, Dean, Waseca, Waseca, MN, Darla (Curt) Westberg, Dayton, MN and Daryn (Michon) Waseca, MN.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and step-mother Ruth (Backe) Spies.
Funeral service is Saturday, March 12 at noon at Real Life Church in Waseca, with Pastor Steve Thompson officiating. Visitation will follow on Saturday, March 12 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Third Floor Conference Center of the Miller-Armstrong Building in Waseca.