OBITUARY

Marshall Spears

June 20, 1934February 2, 2021

Marshall “Glen” Spears, age 86, went to be with his Lord and Savior on Tuesday, February 2, 2021. He was born on June 20, 1934 in Milton, West Virginia, the son of Clarence Spears and Ada Belle (Persinger) Spears. He is survived by wife, Norma Spears; children Sandy (Jerry) Flynn, Karen Hunt, Glenn (Glenda Sue) Spears Jr., Pam (Paul) Cosgrove, Cheryl Spears, Jim Spears, Tonya (Todd) Weststrate; grandchildren Matt (Lisa) Leiter, Matt Flynn, Michelle Gunning, Chad (Lisa) Hunt, Michael Spears, Kristina (Joe) Olney, Angela Spears, Brad Cosgrove, Marshall Spears, Ella Palazzolo, Grady Palazzolo, Morgan Weststrate, Mikayla Weststrate, Tom Thurman, Sissy Roberts, Timothy Thurman; 19 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; siblings Larry Spears and Pat Hyson; in-laws Bruce (Ruth) Hansum and Don Jackson; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Glen possessed a strong faith in God and enjoyed worshipping at Calvin CRC, where he also served as custodian for almost 20 years. He was a great cook, a skilled carpenter, and jack of all trades.

Due to the current health crisis, a private family memorial service will take place. In memory of Glen, and in lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Family Assistance Program of Calvin Christian Reformed Church, 700 Ethel Ave. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506. The family welcomes memories and messages in their guest book online at www.kubiakcookdorr.com.

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Philip POST

February 11, 2021

So sorry to hear of his passing. It was strange just last week I was wondering how he was doing. God just sometimes brings people to my mind when they are having difficult times.
I STILL HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF GLEN AND NORMA WHEN THEY WERE DATING AND GETTING MARRIED. GLEN WAS MY MANAGER AT THE SHOE STORE IN WOOD FIELD MALL ABOUT 50 YEARS AGO. HE WAS REALLY MY FIRST MANAGER AT A REGULAR JOB WHILE GOING TO CALVIN COLLEGE. HE WAS ALWAYS A KIND MAN AND I APPRECIATED HIS GUIDENCE AT TIMES.
NORMA I WAS THE PERSON WHO WENT TO DAKOTA CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL TO TEACH

Wishing you all God's comfort at this time of mourning. Death is always hard to handle.
Looking forward to seeing him in heaven. I'm sure he'll have stories to tell.

Pauline Mulder

February 6, 2021

Sorry to hear of Glens death. Will always remember you from Calvin CRC

Ruth Vis

February 6, 2021

Dear Norma ~

So sad to hear of Glen's death! My heart goes out to you and your family as you say farewell for now. I pray God will attend to the hollow spaces in your heart now and going forward.

Glen was such a gift to all of us at Calvin CRC. My children fondly referred to him as the peppermint man. And, as an organ student who practiced nearly daily at church, I was gifted his generosity, kindness, and humor as he greeted me each day. Heaven is richer today.

Blessings,

Ruth Heerspink Vis

HARRY SPEARS

February 5, 2021

My dad { Harry} would take us up to West Virginia about every month, Dad use to talk about Marshall alot.. We enjoyed the Visit , me and my brother still talks about our visits up to Clarance and Ada's , but my dad' health became a problem, where our visits curtailed, but our memories didn't. Last year I learned about my family of Spears's has grown.. Sorry to hear about Marshall passing to leave our heart temporary void, but soon our Reunion with him will be reunited where sickness and pain will be no more. love you all Lets keep our Eyes on Jesus and His soon Return.

Julie Bays

February 5, 2021

Glen was a kind loving man. Glen and Norma always made our family feel welcomed in their home. We have many fond memories together and enjoyed his cooking, garden and jokes. Our children also called them Nana and Papa along with their grandchildren Ella and Grady. Our hearts will miss him dearly and we send our love and comfort to all of the family and Norma. Remembering Glen's big smile is priceless.

Brianna Brummel

February 5, 2021

I miss him so much. Aunt Norma I’m sorry you lost him this week. He will always be loved and cherished by me.

Sally Jongejeugd

February 5, 2021

So sorry to hear of Glen’s passing. The best came for him. But yet he will be missed. Praise the Lord for the memories.

Dustin and Jen Bowerman

February 4, 2021

Tonya

So sorry for your loss, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Please let us know if you need anything.

Dustin, Jen and Jackson

Fred Ritsema

February 4, 2021

I worked for Glen at L.G Haig for years. He was fair, funny, kind and personable. My sympathy to Norma and the rest of the family. May God comfort you during this difficult loss.

Mike & Kathy VanStrien Family

February 3, 2021

Norma, Tonya, and Family
We are so sorry for your loss. You have our deepest sympathy and are in our thoughts and prayers. VanStrien Family

FROM THE FAMILY