In Memory of

Marilyn A. Spindler

June 9, 1922 - January 8, 2017
Marilyn "Babe" Spindler, the daughter of Joseph and Agnes (Trainer) Shea was born June 9, 1922, in Cherokee, IA. Her childhood years were spent in Cherokee where she attended school and graduated from Wilson High School in 1940. On March 18, 1944, Babe was united in marriage to Crowley Spindler at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cherokee. Following their marriage they moved to Marfa, TX where Crowley served with the Army Air Corps. Following his service they farmed near Galva, IA before moving to Carroll in 1971. Babe was a member of St. Lawrence Parish in Carroll. She was an avid sports fan especially when it came to golf and watching the Chicago Cubs. Her favorite holiday was St. Patrick's Day. She was always up for a good party and she will always be known as the lady that golfed bare foot. On January 8, 2017, Babe passed away at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center in Cherokee at the age of 94. She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Agnes Shea; and her two sisters, Marjorie McCullough and Norrine Shea. She is survived by her children: Ed and Sherri of Silver City, NM, Jim of Minneapolis, MN, Bill and Sue of Cherokee, IA, Tom and Pam of Cresco, IA, and Kathleen and Duane of Omaha, NE; 11 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; other relatives; and friends.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, January 12, 2016, at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
Father Dan Guenther
Jake Spindler Jason Spooner Jesse Spindler Kevin Spindler Brian Spindler Matt Forristal
Visitation will be held from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Wednesday night with the family present during that time at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
'What a Wonderful World' 'On Eagle's Wings'
Mt. Calvary Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Monday, January 16, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Marilyn was such a good neighbor. She was a welcoming presence to all the neighborhood children and animals. Her friendly, upbeat, and sometimes instigative personality was entertaining, always. We shall remember her with warmth, affection, and joy.”
- Chris, Tina, Beth, Nathan, Sarah, & Noah Boell
Monday, January 16, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. She was one of a kind! I have many fond memories of both Marilyn and Crowley.
Jane (Schulz) McRae ”
- Jane (Schulz) McRae
Saturday, January 14, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Our Sincere Sympathy to the family of Marilyn Spindler
Neighbors in Carroll years ago”
- Carol and Dick Porath
Friday, January 13, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Sending my thoughts and prayers to my cousin's, the children of Marilyn Shea Spindler. I remember growing up seeing Marilyn and Crowley together always.
My parents lived them as their first cousins. I am Julie Bowen, the daughter of Phil Bowen of Cherokee snd Leone Murray, the daughter of Matt Murray and Susan Spindler of Galva. I would love to have contact with any of you. I hold you in prayer during your loss.”
- Julia K Bowen-Fugate
Friday, January 13, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“To the family of Marilyn "BABE" I was sorry to hear about lost of your Mother-I will always remember the great times with Marilyn & Crowley.You will be in my prayers.Thinking of you all. David Collison.”
- David M. Collison
Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“We were very fortunate, to have known Marilyn and Crowley for several years. She always had a funny story to tell us when we stopped by to visit. Our prayers and thoughts are with you Tom and Pam and your family. ”
- Lonny & Cindy Lehrkamp
Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Our sincere condolences to the Spindler family on the loss of your loved one.”
- Jeff & Queta Fishman
Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Our regrets to you on Marilyn's death. We had so much fun with Crowley and Marilyn. Let us know if you ever get to Carroll”
- Ann Schulz
Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry about your Mom. Take care and may all the memories console you.”
- Joyce M Bechtel
Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“To: Ed Spindler
Please accept my sincere sympathy for the loss of your mother. I read her obituary in the Sioux City Journal. She sounds like she lived an interesting life. I knew that someone like you must have had a wonderful mother.
I hope things are good for you in New Mexico. I will be retiring in March; Deb retired last October. We hope to be moving to the Minneapolis area in late spring/early summer.
I often think of all the fun we've had, usually around a baseball diamond. I'm proud to be included in your circle of friends. I wish you all the best.”
- Jim Scholten
Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“My mother Leone Murray Bowen and my father Philip Shea Bowen were both first cousins of Marilyn. Whenever my mom and Marilyn got together, they were like little kids laughing and sharing stories. Even as a kid, I could tell she was a life force. My sister Julie would like to make some donation. Sorry we missed the memorial today!”
- Susan Bowen Punches
Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Dear Spindler Family,
I am so very sorry about your loss. Babe was really a legend and what a lovely life. She inspired me every time I saw her enjoying herself playing golf barefoot at the Cherokee CC. And, luckily I got to see her again about 5 years ago at the Cherokee Cc and my sister Mary took a picture of us sitting on a golf cart. I am sure you have many, many lovely memories of Babe to help you remember her and remember the love she was in your lives and always will be. I send my most sincere condolences. Ann Loughlin
p.s. 2 Bowen sisters who are cousins to Marilyn are here in Palm Desert this winter and I connected with them when their cousin Kevin Woltman died, and I am meeting them again this winter and I know they are also related to Marilyn. They spoke so fondly of their visits to Cherokee to see family through the years.”
- Ann U. Loughlin
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“I feel so fortunate to have known Marilyn while she was a tenant here at the Gardens. It is more difficult to lose someone that was always so involved with the activities in our home. I will never listen to a song by Danny O Donnell without thinking of Marilyn.She could listen to him for hours! God bless you all and rest in peace Babe! ”
- Deb Morrow
Wednesday, January 11, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“So sorry to hear of Marilyn's passing. I could always count on her greeting us at the main door while visiting June. She will be missed. ”
- Brenda Perrin
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Kathy & Duane--
Know that you are in our daily and prayers and in our hearts during this time. May god's healing power be with you.”
- Kent & Marilyn Standerford
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“sending heartfelt condolences. We are here for you anytime. ”
- Jim and Debb Meyer
Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM
“Sincere sympathy on the loss of Marilyn. I was golf coach at Carroll High School and always enjoyed visiting with her at the golf course. She also told me fun stories about my mom who knew Marilyn from golfing. Marilyn was an awesome person!!”
- Robyn Martin Lane
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