A private family service was held for Leona Spieker, age 97, of Milford. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery.
Leona Elizabeth (Sandman) Spieker went to meet her Lord and Savior on January 21, 2021. She was born on the 13th of April, 1923, in Petersburg, Nebraska.
She met Lambert Spieker in 1944, at a dance in Raeville, Nebraska. They were married and moved to Milford in 1945. To this union, they added seven children, Lavern, James, Marvin, Edwin, Mary, Patricia and Barbara.
Leona began her working career plowing behind horses and working on the farm. She later worked at the old Fisherman’s Wharf in Arnolds Park and cleaned the old and new Milford Motel. Three of her sons served their country over in Vietnam at the same time.
She enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting, baking, jigsaw puzzles and word search. She was a twenty year member of Catholic Daughters and volunteered at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Lambert Spieker in 1973; daughter, Patricia McLintock; and daughter-in-law, Margaret Spieker.
Left to cherish her memory are her sons, Lavern Spieker of McKenzie, Tennessee;James Spieker (Joyce) of Spirit Lake, Iowa;Marvin Spieker (Betty) of Montgomery, Iowa and Edwin Spieker of Milford, Iowa; daughters, Mary Brons of Milford, Iowa and Barbara Post of Blaine, Minnesota; sister, Alvina Grandmeyer of Oelwein, Iowa; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and friends.
Turner Jenness Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.