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David A. Spinler

Obituary Information

Service Details


Date: Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Time: 4:00-7:00 P.M.

Worlein Blooming
Prairie Funeral Home
Blooming Prairie, MN

*And for 1 hour prior to the service at the church



Date: Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Time: 11:00 A.M.

Red Oak Grove Church
Austin, MN


At a later date



David Albert Spinler, age 81 of rural Austin, Minnesota, passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, August 15, 2018. He was born January 18, 1937 in Owatonna, Minnesota to Albert and Leone Dorothy (Fiebiger) Spinler. Dave graduated from Blooming Prairie High School in 1954. Following graduation, he served his country in the National Guard. Dave married Yvonne Brekke on July 3, 1960 in Hope, Minnesota. During their years together they raised 3 daughters, Pam, Kim, and Cindy. The couple later divorced. Dave successfully started and owned Spinler Construction for over 50 years. He loved the business he created and loved being outdoors. On November 23, 1985, Dave was united in marriage to Karen Rae Miller at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They shared many years together until Karen’s passing in 2016. One of David’s favorite pastimes was restoring John Deere tractors. Especially important to him was time spent with his family and friends. He treasured his time with his daughters, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish Dave’s memory are his daughters Pamela (Scott) Gilson of Savage, MN, Kimberly (Mark) Symes of Blooming Prairie, MN, Cynthia (Craig) Spinler of Austin, MN; 3 grandchildren, Blake (Becky) Symes, Chelsey (Jim) Fleming, Taylor Gilson; 2 great-grandchildren, Alec Wangen and Amelia Symes; 1 sister Maurea Spinler of Bloomington, MN; his special companion, Reba Gordon; and many relatives and friends. Dave was preceded in death by his parents Albert and Leone Spinler, and his wife Karen Spinler.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 22, 2018 at the Red Oak Grove Lutheran Church in rural Austin, MN, with Pastor Lindsay Brennan Officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 21, at the Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be held at a later date. Military rites by the Blooming Prairie Honor Guard. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to the family. Worlein Blooming Prairie Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

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