Elinore Charlotte Spoering

July 6, 2019



Elinore Charlotte (Lyle) Spoering passed away peacefully on July 6th, 2019 at the age of 94.

She was born July 29, 1924 in Traverse City and was married to Alvin "Al" Spoering for 68 years until his death in 2010. She was the youngest of 4 children. Ruth, Robert, and Loraine all predeceased her.

After Al retired, they moved back to Traverse City in 1992, where she resided until moving to Green Acres assisted living in Cadillac in 2016.

Elinore enjoyed being with and hearing about family and friends. She was always ready to hear about the lives of her sons, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. She loved playing golf and bridge and enjoyed her Boston Terriers, taking walks and traveling. She and Al took trips to California, Oregon, Hawaii, Alberta, and the UK.

She is survived by her sons John (Hilda) of Holland, Charles (Kathy) of Cadillac, and Tom (Jane Anne) of Calgary, Alberta, Canada. She also leaves behind five grandchildren: Michelle Bailey, Jeffrey Spoering, Nicole Spoering, Paul Spoering and Kelly Spoering; and seven great-grandchildren. The family is being graciously served by the Burkholder Family Funeral Home in McBain, thoughts and prayers may be left at

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