Died: February 6, 2013
Rosemary (Canale) Spandet, 93 of Dwight, passed away Wednesday morning February 6, 2013 at Heritage Health in Dwight.
Her funeral mass will be at 11:00 a.m. Saturday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church , Dwight with a visitation preceding from 9:30 until the time of service. Father James Rickey will officiate. Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery, Dwight.
Memorials are preferred to the family.
Rosemary was born January 7, 1920 in Streator, a daughter of Vincent and Carmella ( Leto) Canale. She married Arnold J. Spandet January 31, 1940 in Streator.
Survivors include three daughters; Carol Hartley, Dwight ; Carmelle (Carl) Haywood, Manville IL. ; and Martha Spandet, Bourbonnais; and three sons; Ronald ( Jerilynn) Spandet Sr. , Pinellas Park, FL.; Peter Spandet, Cardiff, and Arnold D. ( Catherine) Spandet, Pontiac. Also surviving are 18 grandchildren, 22 great grandchildren and16 great great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Arnold in 2004, her son Steve Spandet, 2 grandchildren Janet Keith and Connie Jean Rudolph, one infant grandchild, and a son in law John Hartley.
Rosemary was a nurse and worked at Dwight Correctional Facility and Continental Manor Nursing Home. She started Open Arms Shelter in Dwight. She was a member of St Patrick's Catholic Church in Dwight and belonged to the Altar Rosary Society and St. Paul's Ladies Circle in Odell. She graduated from Streator High School.
Rosemary loved helping people. She still corresponded with many past patients. She attended mass daily.