Alan F. Daubenspeck, 69, Santa Claus

Alan F. Daubenspeck, 69, of Santa Claus, passed away in the early morning hours of August 3, 2018.

He was born in Linton on November 22, 1948, to Rovena Crites and Robert Henry Daubenspeck. He lived his early years in Worthington with his parents and brother, Bob, before moving with the family to Oakland City in 1959.

Alan married Leslie Elaine Wood in 1970, who also attended OCC. Elaine retired from teaching after 34 years at Heritage Hills High School, and Alan retired from the transportation division of Spencer Industries in 2003.

Alan graduated from Oakland City High School, playing the center position on the football team. Alan attended Oakland City College from 1968 to 1970.

Alan was a member of the Gentryville Freemasons Lodge, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, and the Hadi Shriners International. Alan was a fan of many sports, and followed PGA golf events, the New York Yankees baseball club, Indiana University basketball, and the Oakland Raiders and Indianapolis Colts football teams.

Highlights of Alan and Elaine’s life since their OCC days include their trips to the Grand Canyon, Grand Cayman islands, Heritage Hills’ 3A Football State Championship in 2000, and his hole-in-one at the Huntingburg golf course in 2001.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his devoted wife Elaine on June 19, 2018.

A celebration of Alan’s life will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at the Becher Funeral Home, 625 Main St., Ferdinand. Visitation will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 18, at the funeral home.

The family asks that a donation be made to the Spencer County Community Foundation, Elaine Daubenspeck Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Donations may be made online at or sent to Spencer County Community Foundation, 2792 US-231, P.O. Box 3, Rockport IN 47635.

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