Monte Vista Journal
Monte Vista, Colorado
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
OBITUARY - DONALD LEE SPENCER, 79
DES MOINES, Iowa — Donald L. SPENCER, 79, died Feb. 12, 2010, in Des Moines, after a brief illness.
He was born June 22, 1930 in Ringgold County, Iowa, to Howard and Cora SPENCER.
Don was a general manager for the Co-operative Agri-business system for 32 years in Monte Vista, Iowa City, Iowa, Polo,
Ill. and Yuma, Colo.
He managed the Monte Vista Co-op from 1960 to 1972.
His father Howard, one brother and one sister preceded him in death.
Survivors include his loving wife of 57 years, Luanna; his mother, Cora SPENCER of Waukee, Iowa; children, Rodney
(Rhonda) SPENCER of Galeton, Colo., Carla (Steve) JENSEN of Solon, Iowa, Chris (Connie) SPENCER of Dixon, Ill. and
Lorrie (Lyle) MACHEN of Sterling, Ill.; grandchildren, Richard (Jamie) SPENSER, Arcadia, Neb., Rhonda JENSEN, Madison,
Wis., Gary (Lori) JENSEN, Iowa City, Iowa, Andy SPENCER, Forreston, Ill., Kristen SPENCER, Polo, Ill.; Nick (Brandi)
POWELL, Omaha, Neb. and Ryan BILLINGS, Sterling, Ill.; great-grandson, Logan SPENCER, Arcadia, Neb.; two brothers and
Visitation was Tuesday, February 16, with funeral services following at 11:30 a.m. at Ernst Funeral Home,
Condolences may be sent to the family at 975 Fourth St, Waukee, IA 50263.
Transciption by Sharon R. Becker, February of 2010
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