David Leon Spilger, 67


David Leon Spilger, 67, died Friday, Feb. 16, 2024, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. 

Visitation was held Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty.  Funeral services were held Wednesday, Feb. 21, 2024, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home in West Liberty. Burial was in the Oak Ridge Cemetery in West Liberty. Immediately following the graveside service everyone was invited to share in a luncheon at the Atalissa Fire Station. Online condolences may be made to the family at www.hendersonbarkerfuneralhome.com.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the Atalissa Fire Department.

David was born July 16, 1956, in Iowa City, the son of Leland and Loretta (Volkman) Spilger.  He was a graduate of West Liberty High School in 1975 and attended Muscatine Community College. David was united in marriage to Amy Harrington and together they had two children Christopher and Lydia, they later divorced. 

Dave had been employed with Ervin’s in Wilton as a plumber for 35 years. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Atalissa and Atalissa Fire Department since 2010. He was a person who would always put others first, being the first to help and contribute as needed. Dave enjoyed fishing and was a collector of John Deere toy tractors (Ertl) and equipment and using his John Deere equipment for his mowing business. 

Survivors include his two children: Christopher David Spilger of Milan, Illinois and Lydia Faye (Brad) Clark of Fruitland, grandchildren: Kynedi Spilger, Colin Spilger, Lylia Clark and Lochlan Spilger. His mother: Loretta and two brothers: Dan (Melissa) Spilger and Tim Spilger all of Atalissa as well as two nieces Jennifer, Katheryn and his significant other Leigh Ann Thomsen of Moscow. He was preceded in death by his father Leland in 2020.