Leland Werth Spilger, 93, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 26, 2020 at his home.
Private family funeral services will be held Monday, March 30, 2020 at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery, West Liberty. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com. Memorials may be made to the Atalissa Fire Department or Iowa City Hospice. Burial will be in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in West Liberty.
Leland was born July 10, 1926 in Atalissa, Iowa the son of George Philip and Anna Belle (Gatzke) Spilger. He graduated from Atalissa High School in 1944. Leland was united in marriage to Loretta Volkman on November 22, 1953 in Iowa City. He enjoyed farming his entire life in the Atalissa area. Leland was drafted and served in the US Army during the Korean Conflict. He was a lifetime, very active member of Zion Lutheran Church, Atalissa and Mansell Phillips American Legion Post 509, West Liberty. Most importantly he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife: Loretta , children: David Spilger, Daniel (Melissa) Spilger and Timothy Spilger all of Atalissa. Four grandchildren: Christopher, Lydia, Jennifer, Katheryn and six great grandchildren: He was preceded in death by parents, brothers: Merlyn, Harold, Wayne, Kenneth and a sister Lucille Freyermuth.
Private family services will be held Monday March 30, 2020