Erika Spengler

September 28, 1976April 10, 2011

Erika Christine Spengler, 34, of Walcott, died Sunday, April 10, 2011 in Davenport. Funeral services will be Thursday, April 14, 2011 at 10:00 am at The Runge Mortuary. Visitation will be Wednesday from 3-7 pm at the mortuary. Burial will be in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be made for her daughters’ educational fund. Online condolences may be left at

Erika was born September 28, 1976 in Davenport the daughter of Kim (Johnson) Wulf and Gerald Welvaert. She was united in marriage to Eric Spengler on October 20, 2001 in Davenport.

Erika graduated from the University of Iowa with her Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education She was currently a kindergarten teacher at Hayes Elementary School in Davenport, where she had been for over ten years. She was a member of Harvest Bible Chapel and the Walcott Women of Today but, her greatest joy was spending time with her husband and two daughters.

Those left to honor her memory include her husband, Eric; daughters: Isabelle and Addison, all of Walcott; mother, Kim (Rick) Wulf, Davenport; father, Gerald (Janet) Welvaert, Arizona; brothers: Troy (Laura) Welvaert, Davenport, Brad and Dustin Welvaert, both of Bettendorf; special friend, Sara Baker Brus, Stockton, IA; niece and nephew, Avery and Owen Welvaert, Davenport; maternal grandmother, Winnie Johnson, Walcott, her in-laws: Cindy Wilson, Davenport and Michael Spengler, paternal grandparents, Ray and Shirley Welvaert, East Moline, IL; her husband’s grandparents, Jim and Sharon Wilson, Bennett, IA and many aunts, uncles and cousins.

Her grandfather, Vernon Johnson and her husband’s grandparents, Richard and Nadine Spengler preceded her in death.


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Katlyn Radetzki

October 3, 2011

Erika Spengler was my Teacher 8 yeaqrs ago oing on 9 and i remember her like no other i think of her all the time she was really good at her job she will always be in my <3

Justin Welvaert

April 22, 2011

In loving memory of a wonderful person. We will love you and miss you always.

Tonya Niles

April 18, 2011

I am sorry to hear about your loss. She was my daughter's teacher. She touched the lives of many children and will always be remembered by everyone.

Brett Spengler

April 16, 2011

I'm so surprised to hear about your recent loss. I am praying for you and your family Eric.

Linda Canty

April 15, 2011

You will be greatly missed.

Dennis Woods

April 15, 2011

I am so sorry for your loss.

Tom Stangl

April 15, 2011

My thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. May your memories bring you comfort.

Mary Vasquez

April 15, 2011

I am very sorry for your loss. May it help comfort you to know that she was loved by so many,that she helped mold so many young lives, and that they will hold her in their hearts for a very long time. May god keep you close and help you in this time of sorrow, but help you celebrate the life she lived and the person she was.

Curt Duncan

April 14, 2011

My family's thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family Eric. So sorry for your loss.

Sue Brodersen

April 14, 2011

Eric, you and your family have my deepest sympathy for your loss. May you find comfort in loving memories of Erika.
Sue Brodersen, Dan Brunscheen's Mom