Marian Spear

A funeral service for Marian Spear will be held Saturday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Titonka. Her family will greet friends Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of service.

Marian Spear was born March 26, 1930, near Wesley, the daughter of Edward and Annie (Dirksen) Eden. She grew up on a farm north of Wesley, graduating from Titonka High School in 1949. She then attended Hamilton Business College in Mason City and worked as a bookkeeper at a Mason City bank prior to her marriage.

On Aug. 16, 1959, Marian married Wilbur Spear at the Grace Evangelical United Brethren Church in Mason City. After their marriage, the couple lived on the family farm near Titonka. Marian enjoyed embroidery, sewing, gardening and raising flowers. She also loved traveling, visiting with her family and friends, and researching genealogy. Marian was a member of Good Hope Lutheran Church in Titonka and active in various church groups. In the past, she was also a member of the 4 Corner Neighborhood Club and the V.F.W. Women's Auxiliary.

In 2016, Marian became a resident of the Titonka Care Center until November of 2018, when she moved to the Village at Legacy Point in Waukee to be closer to her family. She died there Friday, March 15, 2019, 11 days prior to her 89th birthday.

She is survived by three children, Wayne Spear of Woodward, Dawn Spear of Bellevue, Wash., and Jan Myszewski and her husband Chris of Waukee; three grandchildren, Jordan Myszewski of Iowa City and Nicole and Jack Myszewski of Waukee; a sister, Elvina Garlock of Berwick; two sisters-in-law, Florence Spear of Titonka and Jackie Eden of Woden; and many nieces and nephews.

Her parents; her husband Wilbur on Nov. 5, 2006; a brother, Robert Eden; a sister, Alice Franzen; brothers-in-law, Robert Spear, James Spear and Raymond Franzen; and one sister-in-law, Mildred Spear, preceded her in death.

The family appreciates the wonderful care she received from the Titonka Care Center, the Village at Legacy Point and Suncrest Hospice of Waukee.  Oakcrest Funeral Services of Titonka is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made to

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