Michael John Spencer


It is with deep sadness and heavy hearts that we inform you of the death of our husband, father, son, colleague, and friend, Mike Spencer, who unexpectedly passed away on March 26, 2023. We will all miss him more than words can express. Mike will be remembered for his sense of humor, commitment to community, and collaborative spirit – always willing to lend a helping hand.

Michael John Spencer, 40, of Columbus, was born in Madison, Indiana on January 31, 1983. He was the son of Michael Anthony Spencer and Nydia A. (Carias) Spencer.

Mike was a faithful member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church where he had served as an altar boy, reader, and as Eucharistic Minister. He was also active in the Peace and Justice Movement

Mike graduated from Notre Dame University with a bachelor’s degree in mathematics and his MBI from IUPUC. Mike joined Cummins full-time in 2007 in the HHP quality team in Columbus. During his 16-year tenure, Mike also worked in treasury, finance, and EBU account roles, and most recently as a member of the New and ReCon Parts pricing team since 2018. While he contributed immensely throughout his time with Cummins, his pricing work with Lat Am DBU and CSSNA transformation received special appreciation and left a lasting impact on our business. Additionally, Mike was an active member of Cummins GOAL and the New and ReCon Parts Right Environment team. Mike served as MC during many Fiesta Latinas, presented in Es Posible and Exito, and organized multiple fundraisers for Su Casa. He was a beloved friend of many – always sharing a smile and a laugh while caring for everyone around him.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, April 1, 2023, in St. Bartholomew Catholic Church with Father Chris Wadelton and Father Clem Davis officiating. Following the service, he will be laid to rest in Garland Brook Cemetery. Visitation for family and friends will be held on Friday from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with the recitation of the Rosary to be held at 7:30 at Jewell-Rittman Family Funeral Home. Memorial contributions in memory of Mike may be made to St. Bartholomew Catholic Church or Su Casa Columbus.

Mike is survived by his wife, Graciela; mother, Nydia Spencer; son, Aaron Michael Spencer; daughter, Anna Grace Spencer and his aunts and uncles, Yolanda and Ricardo Maldonado, Paulino and Lupita Espinoza, Andres, and Martha Espinoza, Pat and Rick Halliday, Nora, and Dave John and several cousins. Mike was preceded in death by his father, Michael Anthony Spencer in 2016.

We will always cherish the memories and legacy of Mike, and he will be greatly missed. You are invited to view his video tribute, light a virtual candle of remembrance, and send a message of condolence to the Spencer family via the funeral home website: www.jewellrittman.com