James Alden Spooner
Man's Body Found By Lake Michigan The body of James Alden Spooner' of Bridgeton washed ashore on Lake Michigan Sunday, nearly a week after after he was swept from a pier when he apparently tried to go fishing, police said. Two boys found Spooner's body near Manistee, Mich., said Ed Sund-beck, Sund-beck, Sund-beck, of the Manistee police department. department. Manistee is about 100 miles north of Grand Rapids, Mich. Spooner was knocked into the water water Sept. 8 by waves, Sundbeck said. Divers failed to find the body. Spooner, an avid outdoorsman, had gone to Mighigan with his wife,. Helen, Helen, on a camping trip earlier this month, said "their daughter! Mary Helen Spooner of Santiago, Chile. James Spooner, 69, a longtime resident resident of Bridgeton, retired seven years ago as construction supervisor at Washington University, said Mary Helen Spooner. A funeral Mass for James Spooner will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Lawrence the Martyr Catholic Church at 4335 DuPage Drive in Bridgeton. Also surviving are three other daughters, Susan Pokorney of Sharps-ville, Sharps-ville, Sharps-ville, Pa., Cynthia Andert of Florissant Florissant and Jane Spooner of Bridgeton; and a brother, Robert Spooner of Calvert Calvert City, Ky.