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Obituary for Jeffrey K. Spahn

Jeffrey K. “Spahny” Spahn 63, passed away Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics.

A visitation will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Saturday at the Egelhof, Siegert & Casper Funeral Home and Crematory, 2659 JFK Rd. Please keep in mind occupancy limitations as well as mask and social distancing requirements.

Jeff was born on July 10, 1957 in Dubuque, Iowa, the son of John and Rita (Kurth) Spahn. He graduated from Wahlert High School in 1976 then started working in the construction industry. After several years, Jeff left construction to begin his 38-year career as a bridge tender for the East Dubuque railroad bridge. On October 20, 1979, he married “his love” Catherine Steuer. In addition to working for the railroad, Jeff cut firewood and helped his son with his logging company. His grandchildren could not wait for grandpa to give them “Ranger rides” and tractor rides. Jeff loved the outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and taking care of his chickens and goats. He also enjoyed playing at the casino.

Surviving are his wife of 41 years, Catherine of Dubuque; his children Heather (Ben Bergfeld) Pfaff of Farley, IA, Heidi Jasper of Epworth, IA, Jesse (Jolene) Spahn of East Dubuque, IL and Hannah (Trevor Thuman) Walz of Delhi, IA; his grandchildren Zoe, Beau, Miley, Rhyan, Jordan, Brady, Jackson, McKinley, Merritt and Zara; his siblings Jim (Terri) Spahn, Joel (Lora) Spahn, Sara (Mike) Wright, Justin (Karen) Spahn, Mary Kay (Jay) Jellison and Amy (Willie) Gutierrez.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his mother and father-in-law and a brother John Robert.

A Jeff Spahn memorial fund has been established.