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Obituary: Donald K. Spender

March 21, 1935 – October 13, 2023

Donald K. Spender Donald K. Spender, age 63, of Dyer, IN, went home to his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, October 10, 2023. Loving husband of Cynthia Spender, nee Verhagen. Devoted father of Michael (Nicole) Spender, Melissa (Karl) Marx, and Marc (Lauren) Spender. Cherished grandfather of Stella, Camreigh, Anna, Klara, and Dean. Dear brother of Larry (Sandi) Spender and Linda (Jerry) Tessarolo. Uncle of several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents Marvin and Carolyn Spender. Don was the owner of Don Spender Lawn Care. He was an active and committed member of the Illiana Cadet Council for many years. He was loved by many and will be missed.

A memorial visitation was held on Friday, October 13, 2023, with a memorial service at Faith Church, 100 81st Avenue, Dyer, IN with Rev. Bob Bouwer officiating. Interment was private.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in memory of Don may be given to the Illiana Cadet Council, 30728 S. Cottage Grove Ave., Beecher, IL 60401. For further information, please contact 219-322-7300

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