Lorne “Peppy” Edward Spies, 60, of Goose Lake, Iowa, passed away at home on Wednesday, April, 6, 2022. Funeral services take place at 11 am on Thursday, April 14, at Lemke Funeral Homes – South Chapel (2610 Manufacturing Drive). A visitation occurs from 4 pm to 8 pm on Wednesday, April 13, at the Lemke Funeral Homes – South Chapel. Pallbearers will be Jim "Naughty" Naughton, David "Hot Wire" Thomas, Doug Grabert, Mike Bowman, Marcello Boustillos, and Jake Kleinhans. Honorary pallbearers will be Jim "Animal" Keller, and Paul "PT" Thomas. After his final ride, burial takes place at Clinton Lawn Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.
Lorne was born August 15, 1961 in DeWitt, Iowa the son of E. Allen and Virginia “Ginger” (Streicher) Spies. He graduated from Northeast High School. He grew up with and would spend his life with Laura Bailey.
Lorne worked as a Machinist for 30+ years; working at Bowe Machine Company, Bettendorf, the last 15+ years. He was a long-time Union Stewart and presiding President of the United Steel Workers Union #105.
Lorne was a member of ABATE and was a very active member of the HOH MC.
Peppy loved getting out on his Harley, riding with his fellow brothers or just getting out by himself for a long ride. From a very young age he loved the outdoors, whether it was fishing or hunting; he was an avid nature enthusiast who simply loved spending time in the woods. He also loved his two fur-baby’s, his cats – Moon and Moogley. Above all, he loved his friends and family very much and will be incredibly missed.
Lorne is survived by his life partner - Laura Bailey of Goose Lake, IA; his father E. Allen (Donna) Spies of DeWitt, IA; his brother – Martin (Lori) Spies of DeWitt, IA; one niece – Dr. Shanna Spies of Fort Dodge, IA and one nephew – Chase Spies of Grimes, IA; several cousins; many motorcycle brothers and sisters and many other friends.
He was preceded in death by his mother – Ginger Spies.
Memorials made can be directed to the wishes of the family.