HARVEY R. SPENCER JR., 89, of New Haven, passed on Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2012, at Golden Years Homestead, Fort Wayne. He was a resident of Indiana since 1955. Born Jan. 12, 1923, in Friend, Neb., he was a son of the late Harvey R. Spencer, Sr. and Lena M. Spencer. He was an Army veteran of World War II and was involved in the development of the atomic bomb at Los Alamos, N.M. as a member of the Army Engineers and later was employed there as a civilian. He retired in 1986 as a Quality Assurance Representative after 23 years of service with the Defense Logistics Agency (currently Defense Contract Management Agency). “He will be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather.” He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Wilma; children, Steven Spencer and Karen (Stephen) Urschel, both of New Haven; siblings, Harold Spencer of Lincoln, Neb., Louise Stocker of Ravenna, Neb., and Shirley Wilke of Grand Island, Neb.; five grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his siblings, LaVonna Krous, Harley Spencer and Betty Cords. Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8, 2012, at E. Harper & Son Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven, with calling from 9 to 11 a.m. prior to service. Pastor Rick Fletcher officiating. Burial in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, New Haven. Preferred memorials to Golden Years Homestead, Fort Wayne. To share online condolences, visit www.harperfuneralhome.com

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