April 11, 1948 - November 11, 2014


A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, November 14, 2014, at Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring, MN for Allen Arnold Spanier, age 66, who died unexpectedly Tuesday, November 11, 2014, at Mercy Manor, Albany. Friends and relatives may call one hour prior to services at the funeral home.

Allen was born April 11, 1948, in Farming, MN, to Arnold and Isabelle (Wuertz) Spanier. He was the second of eight children and grew up on the family farm near Farming. He graduated from Albany High School, was drafted to serve his country in the U.S. Army, and then attended classes at the University of Minnesota.

Allen spent his life as a restaurant entrepreneur, a restaurant manager, and then as a caretaker. He enjoyed living in Colorado, Texas and Minnesota over the years and loved to travel.

He is survived by his Mother, Isabelle Spanier, Albany; his siblings Paulette (Del) Blaske; Victoria Spanier (Michael Hege’); Duane (Ann) Spanier; Gene (Pamela) Spanier,; Deborah (Gary) Knoll; Nancy Spanier (Ron Johnson); Margaret Spanier (Glen Schiffler), and eleven nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his Father, Arnold Spanier.