Mark Dean Spinner

Written by Theresa Rose on September 22, 2016

Mark Dean Spinner, 63, of Houghton, Iowa passed away at 8:03 p.m. Tuesday, September 20, 2016 near Argyle, Iowa.


Born May 25, 1953 in Hillsboro, Illinois the son of John L. and Clara Mae (Brown) Spinner.


Survivors include his two sons; Luke (Karyn) Spinner of Salem, Iowa and Kevin Spinner of Salem, Iowa, two grandchildren; Addison and Andrew Spinner, special friend; Deb Krebill of Argyle, Iowa, one sister; Sheryl (John) Dronsfield of Eugene, Oregon, two brothers; Paul (Penny) Spinner of Paris, Illinois and Lee (Rosemary) Spinner of Palatine, Illinois, four nephews, aunts & cousins.


He was preceded in death by his parents and one daughter Erin.


Mark was a 1971 graduate of Hillsboro High School, and a graduate of Western Illinois University. He worked as a sales manager for Conrad American. Mark was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Houghton. He was a member and past Grand Knight of the Houghton Knights of Columbus Council #3905, member of the Gallitzin Assembly Fourth Degree Knights of Columbus. He served as Mayor for the city of Houghton and served on their city council. He served on the Houghton Fire and Rescue and was a member of the Owl Hunters Club. Mark enjoyed golfing, traveling to Arizona and visiting family and friends.


Friends may call after 2:30 p.m. Friday, September 23, 2016 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Houghton, Iowa where the family will receive friends from 2:30 to 7:00 p.m. A Knights of Columbus Rosary will be held at 3:00 p.m. and a Christian Wake Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. at the church.


The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, September 24, 2016 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Houghton, Iowa with Father Bruce DeRammelaere as celebrant. A luncheon will be held following the Mass of Christian Burial at the West Point American Legion on the east side of the square in West Point, Iowa.


A graveside service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Monday, September 26, 2016 at St. John’s Cemetery in Coffeen, Illinois.


In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in his memory for the Houghton Knights of Columbus.


Online condolences may be sent to the family at .

The Schmitz Funeral Home in West Point is assisting the family with funeral arrangements.