Leonard John Spiesman (77) former St. Maries, ID resident and current resident of Eatonville, WA passed away on January 18, 2023, after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born to Matthew Jr. and Mary Louise (Flynn) Spiesman on February 11, 1945, in Coeur d’ Alene, ID.
Len grew up in St. Maries. At the age of 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy, serving 4 years and 10 months. After his military service, he returned to Idaho and attended the University of Idaho.
Len had jobs with the Milwaukee Railroad, the St. Maries River Railroad and with the McChord Airbase from where he retired in 2012.
In his retirement, Len enjoyed traveling. He also enjoyed fishing, clamming, crabbing, big game and bird hunting, camping, gardening, and working on home projects.
Len is survived by his children Mark Spiesman and Leah Walker; brothers Joe (Jeannie) Spiesman and Phil (Jan) Spiesman; 3 grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, and his siblings Jim Spiesman and Francis Spiesman.
A graveside service will be held in St. Maries, ID later this summer, date and time to be determined. Family and friends will be invited to honor Len and witness the presentation of his military honors.
A Memorial Tree was planted for Leonard
We are deeply sorry for your loss ~ the staff at Hodge Funeral Home