Lora Louis (McClure) Spiel


Lora Louis (McClure) Spiel, 83, passed away Saturday, April 12, 2014, at an Abilene hospital. Funeral Services were held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 15, 2014, at the First Baptist Church of Roby, with burial following at Roby Cemetery, directed by Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. A Monday evening visitation was held  at Weathersbee-Ray Funeral Home. A memorial  service will be held in Eagle Butte at the U.C.C. Church on Saturday, April 19, 2014, at 2:00 p.m. Pastor Pauline Webb will officiate.

Born December 16, 1930, Lora was the daughter of S.J. and Lula (Keener) McClure. The family moved to Portales, New Mexico when Lora was in seventh grade, and to Agar, South Dakota, when she was in the twelfth grade. Lora graduated from Agar High School, and on December 10, 1954, married the love of her life, Edwin “Bud” Spiel,  in New Castle, Wyoming. Bud and Louise settled and built their house on the Van Brocklin homestead two miles north of Parade, North Dakota, where they spent forty years together and raised their family. Although Lora was primarily a homemaker, she also worked as a storekeeper, and at the Sacred Heart Women’s Shelter. In her spare time, she enjoyed crocheting, making dolls, cooking, and upholstery. She had a beautiful voice, and loved to sing, especially hymns. In 1998, Lora moved back to Roby, and lived in Fisher County until her death. Lora was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star, and the First Baptist Church of Roby.

Lora is preceded in death by her husband, Edwin “Bud”Spiel; her brothers, Pat McClure, Dude McClure, James McClure, and Jack McClure; her sisters, Inez Neves, Elizabeth Byrd and Jane McClure; and her son-in-law, Kelly Wing.

She is survived by one son and daughter-in-law, Bryan Spiel and wife Leah, of Parade, South Dakota; four daughters and two sons-in-law, Viola Wing of Mandan, North Dakota, Brenda Packard of Nisland, South Dakota, Karen Hump and husband David of Faith, South Dakota, and Kathy Fischer and husband Darren of Eagle Butte, South Dakota; one sister, Pauline Webb of Rotan; nineteen grandchildren; and numerous great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.

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Most recent Eagle Butte Special City Council Meeting held on April 23, 2014. Recording is of the entire open session excluding executive session. Action taken was to restate and re-approve three motions made at the April 9, 2014 session. Approved to move ahead with main street water main replacement project and to open it up to bids. Most recent regular Eagle Butte City Council Meeting on April 9, 2014. Recording records entire meeting excluding a one-hour executive session. Top action taken: approved Tuesday's Ward II election results; rescinded February council action reducing Mayor salary, putting it back to what it was prior to action; appointed Verzella LaPlante Mayor; appointed Tyson LaPlante to fill Ward II seat. Most recent Dupree City Council meeting held on Monday, April 7, 2014. Most recent regular Dupree City Council Meeting held on March 3, 2014. Recording starts shortly after meeting was called to order and runs entire length of meeting. Main discussion points included city streets and the upcoming April election.


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