In memory of

Gerald Spanjer

November 11, 1950 - April 27, 2021
From: Lake View, IA
Gerald Spanjer

Gerald Spanjer

Born: November 11, 1950
Died: April 27, 2021
Age: 70
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   Gerald Spanjer, age 70, of Lake View, IA, passed away on Tuesday, April 27, 2021, at 8:33 p.m., at MercyOne Siouxland Medical Center in Sioux City, IA. Gerald Wilbur Spanjer was born on November ll, 1950, in Sac City, IA to parents Gerhard and Grace (Poen) Spanjer. Gerald grew up in Lake View, IA, and became a life-long resident. He graduated from Lake View High School and attended Iowa State University. After college he joined the United States Army to serve his country and was honorably discharged in 1970. 
   On August 1, 1992, Gerald was united in marriage to Nancy Drost at the United Methodist Church in Sac City. Gerald and Nancy combined their families totaling 7 children: Scott, Brian Andy, Eric, Dana, Denice and Debbie. Gerald and Nancy made their home in Sac City and later moved to Lake View.
   Gerald enjoyed farming and later continued his career at Evapco, but always kept the love of farming alive by helping out Dennis Hinrichs. Gerald loved traveling and especially winters in Texas. He enjoyed spending time with his wife, children, and especially his grandchildren. 
   Left to cherish his memory are his wife Nancy of Lake View, IA; his children: Scott Spanjer (Dayna Crandell) of Early, IA, Brian (Cheri) Spanjer of Council Bluffs, IA, Andy Spanjer of Lake View, IA, Eric (Karri) Spanjer of Sheldon, IA, Dana (Julia) Drost of Lake View, IA, Denice (Troy) Whipkey of Lake City, IA, and Debbie (David) Rehorst of Sioux Falls, SD; 15 grandchildren and one great-granddaughter; two sisters Joanne (Tony) Dusatko of Omaha, NE, and Janis Myott of Spencer, IA; several extended family members and many friends.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister Elaine Johnson of Sac City.
Private Family Services
10:30 a.m.
Saturday, May 1, 2021
Emanuel-St. John Lutheran Church
Lytton, Iowa

Pastor Ben Worley
Oakland Cemetery
Sac City, Iowa


Sunday, May 9, 2021 at 6:28 PM
“Nancy. I am so sorry to hear of Gerald's passing. I so enjoyed Seeing and visiting with you guys at some dances. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families at this very difficult time. ”
- Marilyn Longman
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 7:08 PM
“Denice, the DIA Audits Unit sends our condolences. We are keeping you and your family in our prayers. Peace and healing for you and your family. ”
- Amy Burman
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 7:08 PM
“Nancy my Dear, our heart breaks for you and your family, such a sad loss. We so loved spending time with him at SPI, his laugh and humor and his devotion to you, we will cherish it always. Deepest Sympathy.”
- Steve and Audrey Schuh
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 7:08 PM
“ Our sincere sympathy to all of the Spanjer family and Nancy in your loss of Gerald. May you be comforted with your fond memories. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.”
- Don and a donna Tjaden
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 7:08 PM
“Thinking of you and wishing you peace. He will be missed”
- Thelma & Louise
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:28 PM
“My deepest sympathy. Gerald was an incredible man. Very kind soul and always enjoyed our chats during our haircuts. My prayers to his wife and family. He will be dearly missed”
- Cassie Wallace
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:28 PM
“Sharing your sorrow and remembering the happy times. Our sympathies.”
- Dick and Jane Croll
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:28 PM
“So very sorry to hear about geralds passing. A great guy and classmate ”
- Becky Dankel Cochran
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:28 PM
“Janis,Joanne,Tony and the entire Spanjer family, Our sympathy and prayers go out to all of you on your loss of Gerald. The Bohnenkamps”
- Jeff Bohnenkamp
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:28 PM
“Condolences from The Werkmeister's. Gerald and I worked side by side in my eight months at evapco. I learned a lot from him. He was all about working smarter, not harder. We definitely had a lot of laughs and conversations during that time.he was the only guy I knew who could drink cold coffee and eat bologna sandwiches every day. I'll always remember the lessons and advice he taught me and his laugh.”
- Dakota Werkmeister
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:28 PM
“Nancy - we are so sorry. Gerald and I were the original coffee club at Sunchase. We are certainly going to miss him! May God wrap his arms around you and the family and comfort you all.”
- Ron and Anna Rogers
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:28 PM
“Nancy, you have our deepest condolences. We enjoy our interaction with Gerald in Texas for two years. He will be missed by many. God's Peace Gary and Yvonne ”
- Gary & Yvonne Bandelow
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 10:28 PM
“Nancy, I am so sorry to hear about Gerald. Sending many thoughts, prayers, hugs and love to you. If you ever need any thing and I can help, please call me. 712-790-9947”
- sharon lamaak
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 12:19 PM
“Sympathy to the Spanjer family. ”
- Steven Frank
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 12:19 PM
“Nancy, I am so sorry to hear of Gerald's passing and send you my heartfelt condolences. Let knowing how much we all care be a comfort to you in the upcoming days. ”
- Lana Pitstick
Friday, April 30, 2021 at 12:19 PM
“I'm so very sorry for all of your guy's loss. He was great guy!!! Huge and prayers for you all!!!!!”
- Nicci Timmerman
Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 11:27 AM
“Nancy, I'm so sorry for your loss. Every time I took my Aunt around the lake I thought of you. If you every need someone I will be there. I lost Dale a year ago just before the Covid I know what you will be going through. My thoughts and prayers.”
- Linda Ross
Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 11:27 AM
“We extend our most sincere condolences to the entire Spanjer Family. May Gerald rest in peace and the entire family be comforted knowing that he is.”
- Lyle and Nancy Luckow
Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 10:57 AM
“Nancy I'm so sorry to hear about Gerald. My thoughts and prayers are with you and family. ”
- Connie Brouchous
Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 10:57 AM
“So sorry Nancy to hear of Geralds passing. Glad you guys got to spend the winter at SPI this year & I'm sure he'll be missed next winter . ”
- Roxy Rubendall
Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 9:01 AM
“We're so saddened by the death of this great guy. So many fond memories of him growing up. He is now at peace.... Loving thoughts & sincere prayers to Nancy, his boys and their families, as well as his siblings and their families. May it be a comfort to know that he's now reunited with so many great people that we used to all love and adore.”
- The Rohrbaughs
Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 9:01 AM
“Very sorry to hear about the loss of Gerald. David Hawks and I used to bale hay for Gerald's family back in the 60s and 70s. I was looking forward to seeing Gerald this summer at the all school re-union. My sympathies to his family on their loss.”
- Gerald Galbraith
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