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Donald Gene Spoo

Feb 1, 2008

ESTHERVILLE — Funeral services for Donald Gene Spoo, 74, of Estherville will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Estherville with Pastor Glenn S. Bohmer officiating. Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Friday at Henry-Olson Funeral Chapel in Estherville. Interment will be at Oak Hill Cemetery in Estherville with military graveside rites by VFW Post 3388 and American Legion Post 91 of Estherville.

He died Wednesday, Jan. 30, 2008, at the Avera Heart Hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

Donald Gene Spoo, the son of John and Martha (Zerke) Spoo, was born July 26, 1933, in Estherville.

He received his education in Estherville schools. Don served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957.

On June 7, 1959, he was united in marriage to Mary Lou Jensen in Estherville. Don was employed with the City of Estherville for 47 years, retiring in 1999. For hobbies, he enjoyed collecting coins, tractors, and cars. He also enjoyed working in his flowerbed and taking care of his lawn.

Don was an active member of Immanuel Lutheran Church where he served on the Properties and Stewardship Boards and was the financial secretary for 26 years.

Left to cherish Don's memory are his wife, Mary Lou, of Estherville; his children, David Spoo, Dennis Spoo, Dion Spoo and his wife, Pam, and Devin Spoo, all of Estherville and Dawn Spoo of Northfield, Minn.; two grandchildren, Nathan and Logan; one brother, John Spoo, Jr., of Missouri; and sisters-in-law, Bev Spoo of Emmetsburg and Dorothy Spoo of Woodsville, Wis., and Loretta Spoo of Estherville.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Raymond, Herbert, and Kenneth.

On-line condolences may be sent to: www.henryolsonfuneral.com