William Spieler, 78, dies; funeral pending William C. Spieler, 78, 1300 Lincoln St., died this morning at a local hospital. He was born Sept. 3, 187S, in Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved to Beatrice with his parents in 1887. Surviving are one sister, Miss Carrie A, Spieler, Beatrice: two brothers. Joseph, Beatrice, and Ben. Milford. Services are pending at the Griffiths Funeral Home.