In memory of

James "Harvey" Spooner

April 24, 1953 - October 20, 2023
From: Odebolt, IA
James "Harvey" Spooner

James "Harvey" Spooner

Born: April 24, 1953
Died: October 20, 2023
Age: 70
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James “Harvey” Spooner, age 70 of Odebolt, IA, passed away on Friday, October 20, 2023, at his home. James Edward Spooner was born on April 24, 1953, to parents Edward and Marilyn (Fitchett) Spooner in Storm Lake, IA. He grew up on a farm in Aurelia, IA, and attended school in Galva.  Harvey graduated from Galva High School with the class of 1972.

Harvey was blessed with four children: Michael, Jason, Justin, and Erica. On June 3, 1989, Harvey married Betty Van Beek in Boone, IA. He gained another son, Jeromy.

Harvey worked as a welder/fabricator for most of his life. Most recently he worked at Engel Agri-Sales from which he retired. He loved welding and tinkering on things in his garage. He loved his Harley Davidson and always looked forward to taking road trips with Betty around the state. The two of them rode their bikes whenever they had the chance. Harvey enjoyed fishing and camping as well. Above all, he enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. They spent many hours out in the garage working on projects with him; something that he loved just as much as they did. He will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Survivors include his wife of thirty-four years, Betty Spooner of Odebolt, IA; Sons Jason Spooner of Cherokee, IA, and Jeromy (Elizabeth) Van Beek of Garretson, SD; daughter Erica (Chris) Olson of Cherokee, IA; siblings: Chuck Spooner of Guam, Bonnie (Dave) Conley of Aurelia, IA, Bob (Alice) Spooner of Aurelia, IA, Lori Ann White of MO, and Bill (Margaret) Spooner of IN; grandchildren Justine, Drew, Destiny, Noah, Austin, Chelsey, Chad, and Quinton (Q); many nieces, nephews, other extended family members and friends.

Harvey was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Marilyn Spooner; sons Michael Kelley and Justin Spooner; maternal and paternal grandparents; and mother-in-law Evelyn Bliek.

Memorials may be sent to Betty Spooner at 1380 270th Street, Odebolt, IA, 51458.

A Celebration of Life will be held in Spring of 2024.


Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 12:42 PM
“I am so very sorry for your loss of "your old man", Jeromy and my heart goes out to you and your family. It is so very sad and hard to lose someone so close to you, I know as I have been there, more than once!! You do have to just keep remembering the good times and like you said, at least he is happy watching over you now and not in any more pain!! You have my deepest sympathy and condolences Jeromy!!”
- Judy Thompson
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 9:03 AM
“Grieving along with you Betty. Hope you can find comfort with those who love you. Please let me know if I can help in any way.”
- Bonnie
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 9:03 AM
“Family of Harv Spooner, I am so sorry for you loss, May God comfort you all during this time”
- Teresa Ann Handy
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 9:03 AM
“The day i met Harv was a day that I knew I had a brother biker. ABATE drew alot of good people together. I made a good friend that day that would last forever. Even if we went very close that last few years. He will be missed and thought of often. RIP HARV.”
- Dee Haberl
Tuesday, October 24, 2023 at 9:03 AM
“Many hugs and much love to you all during this difficult time! ”
- Tammy and Kramer
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