David L. Anspaugh

Born: Wed., Oct. 27, 1948
Died: Wed., Jul. 23, 2014


3:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Mon., Jul. 28, 2014
2:00 PM to 6:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 29, 2014
Location: Weicht Funeral Home

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Wed., Jul. 30, 2014
Location: Weicht Funeral Home

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David L. Anspaugh, 65, of Sturgis, MI, died Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at St. Joe Regional Hospital, Mishawaka, IN of cancer.

He was a retired school teacher.  He had taught at North Adams High School, Lakeland High School and Clinton High School.  He had been the principal at Sturgis High School, Assistant Principal at Prairie Heights High School and Superintendent at Waldron High School.  He coached several sports at the different high schools.

He was a member at the Sturgis Evangelical Church.  

He was a stock car race driver, loved NASCAR, enjoyed golfing, fishing, running and loved his ice cream.

David was born October 27, 1948 in Angola, IN to Charles H. and Virginia L. (Grayson) Anspaugh.  He married Charlotte J. Easterday on August 25, 1973.

He is survived by his wife Charlotte J. Anspaugh of Sturgis, MI; one brother Frank (Nancy) Anspaugh Sr. of Angola, IN; one sister Carol Ann Anspaugh of Jacksonville, FL and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one nephew.

Services will be at 11:00 AM, Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, IN with Pastor Rodger Moyer officiating.

Burial will be in Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola, IN.

Visitation will be 3-8 PM Monday, July 28, 2014 and 2-6 PM Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at the Weicht Funeral Home, Angola, IN.

Memorials may be made to Olivet College, Any Schools Scholarship Fund, Victory Junction or Sturgis Cancer Association.

You may sign the guestbook at www.weichtfh.com


Charitable donations may be made in David's memory to the following organizations:

Any School Scholarship Fund

Olivet College

Sturgis Cancer Association

Victory Junction

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Greg Slentz
   Posted Fri July 25, 2014
Senor Anspaugh,

"Vaya con Dios", "Hasta que nos encontramos otra vez"

Greg Slentz

Mialynn Barnfather
   Posted Fri July 25, 2014
This saddens me, Mr. Anspaugh was a teacher of mine at LakeLand then I had the pleasure of working with him in Sturgis when he was Principal at the Middle School, not only were we on a professional level but we were friends as well. All through the years I would run into them and would stop at their garage sales and I have to go see Dave. Such an empty spot in my heart but I know he is in a better place now, this was only his temporary home. God Bless

Brian Davis
   Posted Fri July 25, 2014
Mr. Anspaugh was one of my teachers at North Adams-Jerome High School. I learned a lot from him and went on to be an educator myself-teacher, counselor, principal, and currently superintendent in Holland, MI. Great educators like himself, inspire others to make a difference in the world, giving back to the community that gave so much to them. Thank you for the difference you made in my life. May his family find comfort and be blessed in knowing that his legacy and love for education is alive in others. With deep sympathy. Brian Davis

Patti Miller
   Posted Fri July 25, 2014
Mr. Anspaugh was one of my favorite Administrators as he was a "people person". You would see him outside the school in the morning greeting the kids and talking to them with the greatest respect and genuine pleasure. What a great loss, My prayers go out to his family and friends.

Andrew anspaugh
   Posted Fri July 25, 2014
I just want to say he was the greatest man in the world and he will be greatly missed. I remember after his wreck he and my aunt came down to tenn. And David was always a strong man and never asked for help. They came out to have dinner with us and while we were eating and David asked me to help him walk. I think of that to day and it makes me happy to know I could be there for him when he needed me like all the times he was there when I needed him.

Love u and will miss u with all my heart godspeed

Karin (Steffe) Morr
   Posted Fri July 25, 2014
Dear Mrs. Anspaugh,
My heartfelt sympathy goes to you at this time. I had you for English my sophomore year (1982) at Lakeland High School. You were always one of my favorite high school teachers.
Times like this are tough, but through prayer and faith, you can make it through.
Praying for you, sincerely,
Karin (Steffe) Morr

betty Benjamin
   Posted Fri July 25, 2014
So sorry to hear he has passed he was a great person he helped me through a lot he was there when I was young and having lots of issues he set it straight and I loved hearing the stories of him and my father bill Ferguson Dave's cousin prayers to his wife and his brother frank and his sister wish I could be there in heaven when Dave and my dad got to see each other again

Mackenzie anspaugh
   Posted Fri July 25, 2014
When my dad told me David died I cryied my eyes out the we went some where and he told me that the one thing he remember about David was that David asked Andrew to help him walk I started crying ... I love humans family and friends

Mackenzie abspaugh

Nichole (Neace) Lowman
   Posted Fri July 25, 2014
Mr. Anspaugh was my middle school principal. I had the pleasure of working in the office and getting to know him as a friend and not just an authority figure. He was a wonderful person with a big heart and always made time to take an interest in his students as individuals making you feel like no matter what was going on in his day you were the most important thing. As an an adult I am greatful for his teaching and guidance and hope my children are lucky enough to have educators like Dave involved in there lives as well. My thoughts and prauers are with his wife and family as they go through this. God bless and god speed.
Nichole Lowman

Scott & Kim Haller and Family
   Posted Fri July 25, 2014
We are so sorry to hear of the passing of this wonderful man. His strength has truly been an inspiration to so many. We will miss him riding his hike through the neighborhood. Our prayers go out to the family for healing during this difficult time.

kelly (Town) schimansky
   Posted Sat July 26, 2014
Please accept my sincere condolences, as I will be unable to make the trip to Angola. I was a student at North Adams Class of '88 and Mr. Anspaugh was one of my teachers. He was a great teacher, even let his sense of humor on occasion. I'm sure he will be sorely missed by many people. Truly sorry to hear of his passing. Godspeed.

Dena Morrison
   Posted Sat July 26, 2014
Mr. Anspaugh was a teacher in North Adams and an influential force in our sons life. Tom Morrison, class of 1980. He was a good coach and mentor to our North Adams students. No more pain, rest in peace. He is remembered as an asset to our school.

JamesBond Jr
   Posted Sat July 26, 2014
I had mr. Anspaugh as a principal in middle school. We enjoyed talking about his race car and always had something (good) to talk about. He always encouraged his students to do there best. But when you did something wrong he was stern but fair. He was a great man. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

   Posted Mon July 28, 2014

Tom Harrington
   Posted Mon July 28, 2014
I am very sorry to hear of David's passing. He was always a gentleman at the race track and a good competitor. My condolences to his family.

Kathy Heide
   Posted Tue July 29, 2014
I met David at Freshman Orientation at Olivet and enjoyed chatting with him (we were both in the education curriculum) now and then throughout our years there. Since I went to Fremont High School, it was it was something of a comfort to "know" someone from my home area. I remember him as always being a gentleman, always ready with a friendly greeting and a willingness to help whomever, however. Please accept my condolences and the following quote someone gave me during a difficult time: " God, in His infinite mercy, takes the ever-healing gauze of time, and wraps it gently around the gaping wound until the intense throbbing becomes nothing more than a dull ache."

Tom and Vicki Kovaleski
   Posted Wed July 30, 2014
Charlotte, David was a great guy and he will be missed. We remember all the great times we had with the both of you

Jim Hudson
   Posted Wed July 30, 2014
Dave was my Resident Adviser at Olivet College my Freshman, his Senior year. I had great respect for him. I'm so sorry for Mrs. Anspaugh's great loss. He'll always be part of my good memory of Olivet.

David & Lisa Bernath
   Posted Wed July 30, 2014
Our children attended Waldron School while Dr. Anspaugh served as Superintendent there. I (Lisa) had the privilege of working with him on the school improvement committee and his leadership and dedication was exemplar. Our family had great respect for him and appreciated all he did for the students, the school, and the community. Our thoughts are with you and yours during this very difficult time. God bless you all.

Ross Bohms
   Posted Sun August 03, 2014
I was so sorry to hear of David's passing. Though I have not seen you, Charlotte, or Dave in many years, I recall fondly our time at Olivet College. You may recall I was a student the same four years as you and that Dave and I were in the same pledge class. I remember Dave as a truly fine individual, one whose integrity was without question and one who was a dependable friend. Charlotte, I also have always thought very highly of you. May you have strength as you face new challenges.

Ross Bohms

Julie Patterson
   Posted Wed August 06, 2014
Dear Charlotte, I was out of town at Dave's passing. I am so sorry that I did
not get to see you. He was a man of many talents and the kindest man I had ever worked with. Has you know I was always "Judy Judy Judy" to him. He came out of the wreck and was so strong, I am only sorry that cancer had to take him. Please accept my deepest sympathy and know that he is in a good place now. I am so fortunate that I was able to meet him in my lifetime.
Sincerely, Julie Patterson

Laurie (Yunker) Munoz
   Posted Wed August 13, 2014
I was very sad to hear of Mr. Anspaugh's passing. He was my Spanish teacher at Lakeland High School and was very motivational, so much so that he remained my favorite teach throughout High School and College. My sympathies to Mrs. Anspaugh who was my English teacher at Lakeland as well. My family sends you our sincere wishes for peace and healing.