Owen Tracy Spitz

Owen Tracy Spitz

Owen died at his home in Lawrence, Kansas on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. He was born April 24, 1933 to Marion and Clarence Spitz in St Joseph Missouri.

He is survived by his wife, Connie, his son, William and wife Julie Spitz, Indianapolis; daughter, Ann, Lawrence; son, John and wife Erin, Wichita; brother, Gene and wife Jean Marie, New Jersey; seven grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.

Owen received a master’s degree from the University of Kansas and retired from the Kansas Geological Survey where he worked for 33 years.

A private family service is planned.

Memorial contributions in memory of Owen may be made to the Lawrence Humane Society sent in care of the Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Indiana Street, Lawrence, KS 66044

Please sign the guestbook at rumsey-yost.com



Messages & Condolences

From Loretta James...

Sorry to hear of your loss. May memories take you thru the hard times.

From Jim Gips...

I am so sorry to hear about the loss of Mr. Spitz. He always made me and my family welcome in his home. I enjoyed talking with him, his lovely wife, and wonderful daughter. I felt like I had a second set of parents and sister.

From Nancy Colyer...

Dear Connie and Family,

I am very sorry to read of Owen’s death and extending my sympathy to you at this time. I think fondly of you all in our Steven Drive days. You were the nicest and most interesting neighbors ever!

Nancy Colyer

From Kim Hatch...

Connie and family,
I am so sorry for your loss. Owen was wonderful husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. Cherish your memories.

From Larry and Marge Gish...

Dear Connie and family,
We are so sorry to hear about the death of Owen. Please know you have our deepest sympathy and our thoughts and prayers are with your all.
Love Dean and Marge
and Wendy Gish, Gail Nelson, and Lorie Sawyer.

From John & Wendy Carmody...

So sorry for your loss.
Thoughts and prayers

From Marcia Kerr...

Connie so sorry about Owen. I will be keeping you and your
family in my thoughts and prayers.


From David & Debbie Evans...

Our Deepest Sympathy to all of you. Owen was such a kind person.

From Kathy von Ende...

Dear Connie–I’m so sorry for your loss of Owen. Please know that I’m thinking about you and your family and sending love and prayers. Kathy von Ende

From Laurel Holladay...

So sorry for your loss. I hAve many fond memories of the great times we’ve had over the years.

From Ashley...

My sincere condolences to the Spitz family. May you find comfort from the sorrow. 2 Corinthians 1:3 and 4

From robyn herzog...

sorry. to hear bout uncle. owen. god bless. robyn herzog

From Gregory Galloway...

Mrs. Spitz, sorry to learn of your loss; please pass my condolences on to the family.

From Lisa (Clark) Lorman...

I’m so sorry for your loss. Your entire family is in my thoughts. Sending you big hugs from Colorado!
Lisa (Ann Colebank’s friend)

From Katherine Underwood Arendt...

I’ve known Owen Spitz since I was in 4th grade (1970), and always thought he was the coolest Dad of my acquaintance. As an adult, I also learned that he and I both were ravenous readers, and had similar literary tastes. My condolences to the entire family, but especially to my good friend, Ann.

From Margaret Herzog and Brandy Harris and...

Connie, We are so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything feel free to get a hold of us.

From Ann Church...

Dear Connie,

I was so sorry to hear of Owen’s death. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


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