Mafalda Spillner

October 01, 1927 - April 27, 2020

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Monday, May 04, 2:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Tuesday, May 05, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


We remain committed and prepared to safely care for the families we serve during the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and want to stay within the government’s guidelines. Whenever possible, Young Family Funeral Home will continue to enable families to participate in the rituals that are most important to them and allow them to be able to say their final good-bye to their loved one. Please keep them in your thoughts and prayers.
Mafalda Spillner, 92, of Kendallville died Monday, April 27, 2020, at the emergency room of Parkview Noble Hospital in Kendallville.

She was born October 1, 1927, in Fremont to Floyd and Ruth (Cain) Ferrier.

She retired as a bookkeeper at Fischer’s Pharmacy in Kendallville.

Mrs. Spillner was a member of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville, Kendallville VFW Post 2749 Auxiliary, Kendallville American Legion Post 86 Auxiliary, and the Moose Lodge in Elkhart.

Surviving are two sons, Roger (Jody) Ford of Kendallville and Regan (Terri) Ford of Kendallville; a stepson, Tom Spillner of San Antonio, Texas; a stepdaughter, Latonia “Toni” Spillner Ziegert of Vicksburg, Michigan; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and three great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert H. Spillner and a sister, Mavaline Fireovid.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, May 5, 2020, at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville and is limited to 25 family members. Rev. Philip J. Rigdon of St. John Lutheran Church in Kendallville will officiate. Burial will be in Lake View Cemetery, Kendallville.

A live broadcast of the funeral service will be available for other family and friends to view on the Young Family Funeral Home Facebook page Tuesday at 11 a.m.

Visitation will be Monday, May 4, 2020, from 2 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home. Due to safety concerns from COVID-19, the visitation is limited to 25 people at a time. Please use good judgment in determining the length of your visit or if you should attend. There will be no congregating in the parking lot and physical distancing of six feet is mandatory.

The family is requesting that no flowers be sent. Memorials may be directed to the Noble County Council on Aging building fund.

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John Sanderson
May 14th, 2020 7:58pm
Denver, CO

We were long time Komet seat mates back in the 90s and truly enjoyed Mafalda. Although I only knew her from hockey; she was alway a joy to be around! Rest in peace, Mafalda.

Corey Boese and family
May 5th, 2020 2:41pm

Continuing to pray for and think about all of you during this time.

Richard & Carole De Leon and Jill
May 5th, 2020 11:19am
Fort Wayne, IN

Roger and Regan we are so sorry to hear about your mother and our deepest sympathy goes out to your families. We will miss her at the hockey games and in the restaurant. She was a wonderful women and Jill always enjoyed visiting her at the games. God Bless!

Tammy Mullins
May 3rd, 2020 12:20pm

Roger, Jody and Family, So sorry to hear of your moms passing, What a precious lady! Thinking of you all

Jeanie Fussey
May 2nd, 2020 2:05pm

After a year of playing Bridge with MAFALDA,, my life won't be the same. Right away we began "joshing" each other. Her quick wit just no matter where we we5re in the game. She knew ..whose deal it was, ..what was bid, ,,how many of each[ suits were in...and what the score was. When we were teasing each other,...who had the last jab. Thank the lucky stars, I sent her a card. Teasing her, but telling her I loved her. She called me ....couldn't hear me but I got to hear to her shortly before her passing . See ya later old girl. Love you! %

George and Frances Bright
May 2nd, 2020 10:35am
Kendallville,, Indiana

I loved talking with her at Easton's games.... she had worked to age 75 and was so so intelligent and smart. We related and she knew the work world well. She loved her family very much and it showed. So sorry to hear of her illness and passing away. She was special !!!

Jay David Soboslay
May 2nd, 2020 7:15am

So sorry to hear of Mafalda's passing! She will be missed. A Wonderful Lady !

Brenda Drerup
April 30th, 2020 11:25pm

I you are in my thoughts and prayers.

Marty Jolena
April 30th, 2020 7:22pm

Sorry for your loss. She was wonderful and I will miss her. We sure had alot of fun when us cousins would get together when we were kids. Good memories!

Lincoln Schrock
April 30th, 2020 3:45pm
Fort Wayne, Indiana

Regan, we were all deeply saddened to learn of your recent loss. Your Mom was such a wonderfully spirited person and always an utter delight to be around. We loved seeing her at those hockey games and will always remember her presence at the wedding of one of her favorite players. God be with you, your Mom and your entire family.

Judy Tobias
April 30th, 2020 2:33pm
Spring, Texas

We all share in your sorrow of Matilda's passing. Know your heart's are heavy, but she will be waiting to welcome you "Home" someday. Much love and many tears. God Bless.

William and Barbara Drerup
April 29th, 2020 10:06pm

Regan, Teri, Roger and Jody and families. We always enjoyed seeing your Mom, she was a very nice lady. She will be missed by so many. Our thoughts and prayers are with you today and always. Bill and Barb

Rosemary Jones
April 29th, 2020 7:17pm
221 E 11th at Auburn In

Roger, Jody, Regan and Terri, I am so saddened by this news. I loved Fal and always enjoyed seeing her at the dances. She was my kind of girl, a Hockey girl. She will be missed.

Alanna Coffelt
April 29th, 2020 3:00pm
Albion IN

Dear Roger and Regan, I am so sorry to read about your mom's death. She was always so fun and lively. I last saw her when walking around Bixler Lake and she was driving around with Bob to enjoy nature. I remember her from a very young age when we came to your house, and your big goldfish. The best thing I can say is that she made people laugh and that is a great quality. Many blessings to you all.

Carol Borst Forker
April 29th, 2020 1:30pm

Roger and Regan. So sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. May she rest in peace.

Beverly Grist
April 29th, 2020 4:45am

I am deeply saddened by the loss of this beautiful soul! May she rest easy in the arms of the Lord! Prayers for the family! God Bless!

Becky Drerup
April 29th, 2020 2:53am
Rome City

Regan and Teri, My heartfelt prayers for you and your family at this time. May our loving and perfect Lord our God wrap his arms around you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Your Mom was a nice lady.

Jim Schmidt
April 29th, 2020 2:52am
Omaha, NE

Mafalda was a blessing to me.

Regina A Frost
April 29th, 2020 1:34am

She will always be remembered. Her kind loving open heart and arms made me feel so happy to know a wonderful lady. I looked at her as role model, strong, independent women with great morals, work ethic and values. I'm blessed to have her be apart of my life. She will be missed, God recieved angel. May the family know, they are in my prayers and thoughts. My deepest sympathy, Regina

Jennifer Jones Lewis
April 28th, 2020 10:28pm

I'm so sorry to hear this. She was always so kind to me. She always waved and wanted a hug every time I saw her...she will be missed. My deepest sympathies to the family..

Dawn and Steve McCreery
April 28th, 2020 5:50pm
Rome City

We are so saddened by her passing but we also know that heaven rejoices at her home coming. Our prayer is that you are comforted by the consolations of Christ as you grieve her loss and celebrate her life. We love you all and wish we could be their in person. Kind regards, Steve and Dawn

Matthew Jones
April 28th, 2020 5:50pm
Woodburn Indiana

I’m so sorry for ur loss and I will miss her personally and at Komets games

Sarah Jones
April 28th, 2020 4:35pm
Auburn, Indiana

We will miss u so much now u are flying high with grandma and having fun Catching up on things like hockey games that grandma had missed and telling her about her great grandkids Jayden and Cole

Shelly waldron
April 28th, 2020 4:33pm

Roger and Regan, so very sorry to hear of your mothers passing. Will never forget the times our family’s spent together. She will be missed. Prayers for your family’s. 🙏🏻