Wilmer D. Spang Sr was born on November 22, 1945, Thanksgiving Day, to Mary Callsfirst-Spang and Alfonso Spang Sr. in Lame Deer, Mt.
Surrounded by family, Wilmer left this world on August 7, 2020 in his home, due to a massive heart attack.
Wilmer was born and raised in Lame Deer, Mt and attended Lame Deer Elementary and St. Labre School.
At the early age of 21 he was drafted into the United States Army in May of 1967 and was Honorably Discharged in May of 1969. He served a total of 11 months in the Vietnam War where he earned a National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal, Two Overseas Service Bars, Sharpshooter (Riffle), and his Combat Infantryman’s Badge.
After his return home from the War he met the love of his life, Erma Faye. They then got married on June 26, 1970. On June 26, 2020 Wilmer and Erma celebrated 50 wonderful years of marriage.
Wilmer worked numerous jobs since an early age. He began his carrier with the government, starting at I.H.S. as a laborer, putting in the sewage system in St. Joseph’s Village in Ashland, MT. He than began working for the B.I.A. Roads Construction Department as an equipment operator and continued his employment with them when the Northern Cheyenne Tribe contracted the Roads Construction Department. At the time of his death, Wilmer was a motor grader operator for the Northern Cheyenne Tribal Transportation Maintenance Department.
Wilmer is survived by his wife of 50 year, Erma Spang. His sons, Kermit (Michelle), Wilmer Jr (Kim), Dewey, Huey (Jennifer); Daughters, Julianne Marie, Lavonda, Kateri (Zac), and Chanda Rendon; Brothers, Jule Spang Sr., Leroy (Pam) Spang, & Terry (June) Spang; Sister, Hansa Faye Burns & Bonnie (Orville) Belt; Grandchildren, Samantha Jo (Ben), Dave, Andrea (Joseph), Kobe (Caitlyn), Kash, Kacen, Vangie, Terence, Tokahe, Okte, Jacoby, Alex, Britny, Thunder, JD, Shotaya, Kaylie, Chauncey, Leyva, Kylee, Kyrell, Saraya, Seth, Shandon, Solan; Great-grandchildren, Novah, Kodah, Aria, Oakley, Handsome, Kiara, Darrian and Laureen; and one favorite grand pup Oscar Dude; a special niece Clementine (Ambrose) Seminole; Adopted sister, Rhoda Bullcoming, Adopted Sons, Jonah (Jill) Redcherries, James “Pruney” Wilson Jr., Wildcat “Naha” Jumper; Sister-in-laws Josephine Sandcrane, Linda Locher, Karen Locher, Theda Foote, & Nicki Lippert; Brother-in-law Daniel (Deloris) Fisher; longtime friend, George Bement; he had numerous nieces, nephews cousins, grandchildren, aunts, and uncles.
Wilmer was proceeded in death by his mother Mary Callsfirst-Spang and father Alfonso Spang Sr.; adopted mothers Jennie Morrison and Mabel Small; siblings, Alfonso “Burt” Spang Jr., Gordon Spang, Ernest Spang, Darrell “Sonny Boy” Spang, & Jennie “Pink” Spang-Littlecoyote; Half-sisters, Juanita Denny, Leona Denny; half brothers, Wilbur and Alfred Spang; Adopted brother, James “Jimmy” Foote. Close friends, Floyd Waters, Carl Bement, Robert “Jose” Onebear, & Kermit “Oly” Flatness Jr.
Wilmer comes from a large family including the Spang’s, Harris’, Spottedwolf’s, Seminole’s, Robinson’s, and Fisher’s. Please accept our apology if we may have missed any names.