Argona S. Spicer

Argona S. Spicer Argona S. Spicer, 93, of Vermillion, died Monday, June 29 at the Sanford Vermillion Hospital. Argona Oldenburg was born Feb. 8, 1916 in Austin, MN to Fred and Anna (Wachlin) Oldenburg. In April of 1934 she married Howard McIntire. They had one child. In May of 1936, she married Everett Macomber. They had four children together. On June 23, 1956, she married James Spicer in Grand Rapids, MI. He had four children she helped raise. In 1977, they moved to Vermillion to share more fully in the ministry work of Jehovah's Witnesses. She continued to focus on this work in many forms, including letter writing, right up until her death. She also loved to dance, crochet, baking, playing games with family and friends, and spending time with her beloved dog Kayleigh. She always had a love for life, and a twinkle in her eye, usually followed by a great story from her colorful past that would make us all laugh. Argona is preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jim; a son, Bob; four brothers, Fred, Alfred, Edward, and Herb; and three sisters, Frieda, Sophia, and Anna. She is survived by two sons; Everett (Clara) Macomber of Wayland, MI, and Kenneth (Debbie) Spicer of Grand Haven, MI; six daughters, Verna Saito of Vermillion, Betty Gerke of Chino Valley, AZ, Ginger LaMie of Vermillion, Darlene Morgan of Hopkins, MI, Sharon Crawford of Grand Rapids, MI, Terri Dodd of Rochester, NY; 35 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. She is also survived by a brother, Herman Oldenburg of New York Mills, MN; and three sisters, Clara Zurn of Moorehead MN, Alvina Stieren, of Minneapolis, MN, and Katherine Bently, of New York Mills, MN. Memorial services will be Saturday, July 25 at 2 p.m. at The Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses, 609 Kennedy St., Vermillion. For online condolences and obituary please visit

Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>