William Spencer

William A. "Bill" Spencer

September 3, 1931 - February 8, 2019
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William “Bill” Arnold Spencer, 87, of Clinton, Iowa passed away at Big Meadows Nursing Home, Savannah, Illinois on Friday, February 8, 2019. Private family services will take place with burial at Oakland Cemetery. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.

William was born September 3, 1931 in Windham, Ohio the son of Floyd and Martha (Thompson) Spencer. Following High School, William enlisted in the United States Air Force, a decorated Staff Sergeant serving two tours of duty during the Korean War.

William was united in marriage to Phyllis Rininger on July 16, 1954 in Braceville, Ohio. William was a Plant Superintendent for Carlon, Inc. William ended his career working as a Custodian for Clinton High School.

While in Ohio, he was a member of the Moose Lodge. Bill enjoyed golfing, wood carving and oil painting. He was an avid fan of John Wayne movies. Above all, he loved his family very much and will be greatly missed.

William is survived by his wife Phyllis of Clinton, daughter – Dr. Terri Spencer of Clinton; sons – Steve (Robin) Spencer of West Des Moines, IA and Mark (Judy) Spencer of Savage, MD; three grandchildren – Christopher (Melissa) Spencer of Des Moines, IA, Kristina (Lars) Erickson of Columbia, MD and Heather (Martin) Moore of Crofton, MD; four great-grandchildren – Elise, George, Will and Anja; one brother – David Spencer of Niles, OH; one sister – Karen (Tony) Reppy of Niles, OH with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceding William in death were his parents, two granddaughters – Stephanie and Sarah and one brother – George.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Bill’s name to the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center at the Mayo Clinic, Department of Development, 200 First Street SW, Rochester, MN. 55905.
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Terry Greene

Posted at 12:28am
So sorry for your loss. Just know he will always be in you heart

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Posted at 10:13am
You are all in our thoughts and prayers Love Brucey ,Sandy,Ally, Nikole,Kasey, And Aunt Janet
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You are in our thoughts and prayers. With deepest sympathy, Pam Fischer and Matthew Fischer
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Carole Baker

Posted at 04:39pm
We want to know how sorry we are. We all care about you, and we'll be keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.
Carole Mullet Baker and Family
Winter Park, Florida

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