Edward Spahr Jr

Edward Spahr Jr Obituary

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Age - 73

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October 8, 2023

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Nashville, IN

Edward Ignatious Spahr Jr. , age 73, of Nashville, Indiana passed away on Friday, October 6, 2023. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www. BondMitchellFuneralHome. com for the Spahr family.

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