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1/26/2013 Email this articlePrint this article 
Ross E. Spooner
Ross E. Spooner
Ross E. Spooner, 72, of Clinton died Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013, at his home.

Visitation is 3-7 p.m., Wednesday, Jan. 30, at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton.

Following the visitation, cremation rites will be accorded.

Private burial will take place at a later date in Oakland Cemetery, Clinton.

Ross was born in Clinton June 4, 1940, to Harry and Helen Buckley Spooner. He graduated from Clinton High School in 1958.

Ross married Lynda Goldensoph Nov. 20, 1959, in Clinton.

He was a journeyman ironworker and a business agent for Local 111 in Rock Island. He served as a Clinton County supervisor for 12 years.

He was a member of Community Congregational United Church of Christ; Lyons Lodge No. 93, A.F. & A.M.; and the Emulation Lodge.

He had served on the board and as past president of the Clinton County Conservation and Clinton County Mental Health boards. He was very involved in the Iowa-Illinois Highway Partnership and in the development of the eco center in Rock Creek Park.

Ross served on the East Central Intergovernmental Association board, Pathway Living Center board, the Seventh Judicial District corrections board and New Directions. He was a member of the Iowa Democratic Hall of Fame.

He enjoyed duck hunting and fishing.




Ross is survived by his wife; children, Kelly (David) Stoller of Clinton, Shawn (Donna) Spooner of Cedar Rapids, Dawn (Mike) Mulholland, Shannon (Dana) Spooner and Darcy (John) Spitzer, all of Clinton; 11 grandchildren; a step-granddaughter; a great-granddaughter; sisters, Gayla Rixen and Marcia (Don) Lass, both of Clinton; a brother, David (Micky) Spooner of Clinton; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, and two brothers.

Memorials may be given to the Community Congregational UCC or to the family.


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