Spencer Henry Aurand, 86, of Dixon, passed away on Tuesday, Dec. 29, 2020, at Liberty Court Assisted Living & Memory Care, Dixon. He worked for Telephone Company, for 28 years prior to his retirement. Spencer also owned and operated Aurand Tree Service from 1955-2007.
Spencer was born October 13, 1934, in Oregon, the son of Edward and Barbara (Jones) Aurand. He married Cloteel Veryl Burbank on June 11, 1955, in Peoria. He was a longtime member of Lost Lake Community Nazarene in Dixon. Spencer enjoyed working on the farm raising hogs. He was a collector and restorer of many antique tractors during his lifetime. Most of all he loved his family and spending time with them.
He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Cloteel Aurand of Dixon; five children, Stephen (Karen Fisher) Aurand of Sterling, Stanley (Theresa) Aurand of Dixon, Barbara (Stanley) Sofolo of Polo, Carmen (Gary) Flietstra of Lakewood, Calif., Sidney (Kelli) Aurand of Dixon; 18 grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; one brother, Kyle Aurand of Mt. Morris; and two sisters, Gwenlyn (Mark) Nettz of Key West, Fla., Avolene (Larry) Stengel of Mt. Morris and many nieces and nephews.
Spencer was preceded in death by his parents and one sister-in-law Carolyn Aurand.
A Memorial Service was 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021 at Lost Lake Community Nazarene Church in Dixon with Pastor Bob Clardie, officiating. Cremation Rites have been accorded.
The service will be live streamed through the lostlakechurch.org. Please click on online events to find the live stream of Spencer Aurand's service. This link is for the service http://www.lostlakechurch.org/2020/03/23/online-events/
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Unity Hospice and/or Lost Lake Community Nazarene Church.
Arrangements were completed by Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon.
Condolences may be sent to www.prestonschilling.com.