David Spillman, 56

David Spillman

David Spillman, 56, of Marshalltown, passed away on Sunday, July 9, 2017, at Unity Point Health-Marshalltown.

Memorial services for Dave will be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017, at 5:00 p.m. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown. Visitation will be held one hour before the service, starting at 4:00 p.m. A memorial ride in Dave’s honor will start at 1505 Sanford Avenue in Marshalltown (5 miles north on Highway 14) with kickstands up at 3:30 p.m. before the service and a reception will follow at the house after the service as well. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the family. For more information or to send a condolence, please visit www.mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234. Mitchell Family Funeral Home is caring for Dave and his family.

David Carl Spillman, or “Gup” as he was also called, was born on October 1, 1960, in Iowa City to Carl and Gretchen Schnitzler Spillman. He was united in marriage on September 17, 1988, to Donna Petermeier in Garwin. Dave had worked for Fisher Control. He was a member of UAW Local 893 as well as Abate of Iowa. Dave loved riding his Harley, doing yard work, hunting and tinkering. He truly loved his grandchildren and was the best father, son, brother and grandfather and was always there for his friends and family.

Dave is survived by his wife of 28 years, Donna; daughter, April Spillman, of Marshalltown; grandchildren, Isaiah and Elijah. He is also survived by his parents, Carl Spillman, of Cedar Falls and Gretchen (Ron) Devilder, of Albion; siblings: Mike (Jodi) Abrahams, of Le Grand, Danny Abrahams, of Liscomb, Debbie Hodson, of Austin, Minnesota, Greg (Karen) Spillman, of Marshalltown, Steve Spillman, of Marshalltown, Bobby (Kathi) Abrahams, of Albion, and Kerry Abrahams, of Marshalltown; as well as his grandmother Joyce Mailey, of Marion, and extended family and friends.

Dave is preceded in death by his father Robert Abrahams and his sister Becky Madison.