Richard “Dick” Spindler was a quiet man, but could talk to anyone about anything, said Yvette Spindler, his wife of 13 years.
“He was an all-around good guy, a kind, sweet man,” she said. “He never met a stranger.”
Richard “Dick” Spindler, 82, of Crown Point and formerly of Highland, died Jan. 12. He had worked at an oil refinery for 45 years. He was a member of the Hammond Dart Ball Club and the Highland Knights of Columbus. He was a member of Holy Name Society and attended Bethel Church.
He was good at fixing things, and knew how to take things apart and put them back together again, his wife said. He also liked to laminate and label things and keep them organized.
He enjoyed bowling, and the couple played pinochle together in two different groups, she said.
He also enjoyed golfing, and would sometimes come home with buckets of balls he had retrieved from water hazards.
Family was important, and he enjoyed the time he could spend with his children and with his grandchildren, she said.
Yvette Spindler said her husband was a kind, caring and considerate man.
“Everyone loved him,” she said. “He was always helpful. If someone needed something done, he was the first to help out in any way he could.”