In memory of

Shirley Spencer

August 10, 1935 - September 30, 2020
From: Wall Lake, IA
Shirley Spencer

Shirley Spencer

Born: August 10, 1935
Died: September 30, 2020
Age: 85
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   Shirley Spencer, age 85 of Wall Lake, IA, passed away on Wednesday, September 30, 2020, at Park View Rehabilitation Center in Sac City, IA.  Shirley Ann Spencer was born on August 10, 1935, to parents Chester and Althea (Davis) Mallison in Carroll, IA.  She attended grade school in Sac County. On March 24, 1952, she was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith in Wall Lake, IA. 

   On April 20, 1952, Shirley was united in marriage to Frederich (Fritz) Janssen in Auburn, IA.  This union was blessed with two children: William and Kathryn.  Shirley held various jobs throughout her life, including being a homemaker, working in the station with her husband, and helping him on the farm. Fritz passed away on December 25, 1978. Shirley then worked at the country store in Wall Lake for 20 years.

   On January 9, 1981, Shirley married Rolland Spencer in Wall Lake. Together, they loved to travel and visit family members and friends.  Shirley had many hobbies, including crocheting, baking, cake decorating, and gardening.  She loved baking cakes and goodies for friends and family for parties and holidays.   Shirley had a wonderful sense of humor that will be greatly missed by those who knew and loved her.

   Those left to cherish her memory include her daughter Kathryn Rose Janssen of Wall Lake, IA; grandchildren: Khatijah Rae Amir Hakim, Isa Majid Amir Hakim, and Azri Shaqir Amir Hakim.

   Shirley was preceded in death by her son William “Bill” Janssen; husbands: Fritz Janssen and Rolland Spencer; parents Chester and Althea (Davis) Mallison; four sisters: Beulah, Eldora (Dodie), Betty, and Arlene; and brothers Clifford and Donald.

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Memorial Service
2:30 p.m., Thursday
October 8, 2020
Peace Lutheran Church
Wall Lake, Iowa
Wall Lake Cemetery
Wall Lake, Iowa


Sunday, October 4, 2020 at 7:48 PM
“Prayers for all of Shirley’s family at this time of loss. Our condolences.
- Carol & Willie Ramirez
Saturday, October 3, 2020 at 9:25 AM
“So very sorry for Shirley's family, I will miss her, she was such a good neighbor, she was very special to my family.”
- Janet Harms
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