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SPALLA, John Dominic 1948 - 2022


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 11/27/2022 at 13:11:17

"The Fairfield Ledger"
Thursday, November 17, 2022
Page 6, Column 2


John Dominic SPALLA, 74, passed away November 14, 2022, at his home in Fairfield, IA.

There will be a celebration of life service at 1 p.m. Sunday, November 20, 2022, at Behner Funeral Home. Inurnment will be after the service at Wright Cemetery. Following the inurnment there will be a time for family and friends to gather at the VFW.

In lieu of flowers, cards can be sent to Jean SPALLA at 2405 Salina Rd., Fairfield, IA 52556, with memorials to be decided at a future date.

He was born March 20, 1948, in LaCrosse (sic - La Crosse), Wisconsin, to Herb and Rosalie Ann (DuCHARME) SPALLA.

John and Jean (Sis HECKETHORN) were married June 22, 1979, and celebrated 43 years of marriage this year.

John was a proud Veteran serving in the US Army. He was currently active as an officer at the VFW Post in Fairfield.

John was a lifelong employee with the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad. Upon his retirement from the railroad, he became a Consultant for city Metro's, which he did for 14 years.

He was a "Jack of All Trades and a Master of Many." Master Craftsman, Master Electrician and Automotive. He could always be found in one of his two shops -- one for woodworking and one for motors. One of his many talents included restoring classic vehicles.

John enjoyed working with this hands, whether it was woodworking, restoration of antique furniture, building new cabinets, to remodeling. He was always there to help family and friends get the job done. John also enjoyed the outdoors: working in the yard, planting trees, gardening, watching his birds and taking care of his kittens. He enjoyed hunting for food, but more imporatantly, teaching his family to respect the land, wildlife, and the importance of gun safety. If someone needed something fixed or needed help, he was the go-to person for his knowledge and skills. John was always willing to help and never turned down a request for his skills.

John is survived by his wife, Jean; his children, Corinna (Steve) WALZ, Carla (Doug) CRAWFORD, Tommy SPALLA and Nikki (Chris) RUDE; 11 grandchildren, Angela, Jeremiah, Amber, Drew, Cody, Max, Carter, Simon, Chloe, Jessica and Brandi; 18 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two brothers, Herb and Tony; and four sisters, Stella, Mary, Veronica and Ann.

John was proceeded (sic) in death by his two sons Micheal KLETT and David MORAN; parents, Herb and Rosalie; three brothers, Frank, David and Tom; three sisters, Jeanie, Rosalie and Denise.

He will be greatly missed by many. Grief is the price of love.

Online condolences may be made to the family at behnerfh.com.

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*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.


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