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Marilyn J (Hare) Spear

January 2, 1943 ~ January 20, 2021 (age 78)


            Marilyn Jane Spear, age 78, of Clayton, IA, formerly of Waterloo, IA died Wednesday, January 20, 2021, at the Guttenberg Care Center.  She was born on January 2, 1943 in Waterloo, IA, the daughter of Floyd and Mabel Hare.

            Marilyn received her education in Waterloo where she graduated from West Waterloo High School.  On April 15, 1960, she was united in marriage with Edward Spear at the Little Brown Church in Nashua and this union blessed the couple with 2 sons, Mike & Steve.  Marilyn and Ed enjoyed many weekends on the Mississippi River so much as the kids grew up they decided to build their retirement home on the river. 

            Marilyn entered heaven leaving behind her 2 sons, Mike (Chrissy) Spear & Steve (Patty) Spear; 5 grandchildren, Ashley, Meagan, Scott, Samantha & Clayton; 3 great grandchildren, Hope, Rian & Noah; one brother, Kenneth (Virginia) Hare and many other relatives and friends.          

           She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Ed in 2005; granddaughter, Jessica Spear; 3 siblings, Velma Purdy, Bob Hare & Lawrence Hare.

            In Lieu of flowers and all styles of sympathy memorials may be sent to St. Croix Hospice (101 Elkader St, Strawberry Point, IA 52076) for their wonderful care shown to Marilyn. 





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