GAVIN SPILDE

Tuesday, September 8, 2015 3:03 pm

GAVIN SPILDE, 88, of Decorah, died Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015, at the Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. Funeral services are at 11 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 10, at the First Lutheran Church, 604 West Broadway, Decorah, with Rev. Chad Huebner and Rev. Doug Bryce presiding. Burial is in Phelps Cemetery, Decorah. Friends may call from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at the Schluter – Balik Funeral Home, 604 South Avenue, Decorah, and also after 10 a.m., at the Church Thursday morning. Gavin is survived by his wife, Esther Spilde, Decorah; three children: Carolyn Spilde, Burr Oak, Larry Spilde, Decorah, Marian (Gary) Kuhn, Decorah; five grandchildren: Alex (fiancé, Sarah Umland) Spilde, Minneapolis, Minn.; Josh Spilde, Decorah; Bryan (Laura) Spilde, Decorah; David (Lisa) Spilde, Seattle, Wash.; and Brad Spilde, Coralville; six great-grandchildren: Noah, Rachel and Madden Spilde; Micah, Alyiah and Chaim Spilde; one sister-in-law, Joyce Brandt, Decorah. Gavin was preceded in death by his parents, Henry and Hannah (Gjetley) Spilde; one grandson, Christopher Spilde, July 25, 2010; his siblings: Lester Spilde, killed in WWII; Leonard (Grace) Spilde; Helen (Charles) McConaughay; Gladys (Elmer) Borsheim; Harold (Grace) Spilde; Myron (Crystal) Spilde; and Bessie (Julius) Huseby; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Lewis and Mabel (Dawley) Brandt; Esther’s siblings: Mervin (Margaret) Brandt, George (Artice) Brandt and Earl (Rita) Brandt.

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