Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson obituary – Kathleen A. “Kathy” Spiesz, 78, Croton



Kathleen A. “Kathy” Spiesz, 78, of Croton, Iowa, passed away at 4:03 p.m. Saturday, February 12, 2022, at the Southeast Iowa Regional Medical Center in Fort Madison, Iowa.

She was born on April 30, 1943, in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the daughter of Harry A. and Genevieve (Pauley) Moeller. On July 24, 1971, she married Francis L. Spiesz at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Houghton, Iowa.

She is survived by her husband: Francis; two sons: Michael (Allison) Spiesz and Dean (Jean) Spiesz; two granddaughters: Erin and Emma Spiesz; brother: Herbert Moeller; sister: Winifred Fritz and brother-in-law: Eugene Spiesz. Also surviving are several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; brother: Francis Moeller; sister: Rosemarie Wickenkamp; sisters-in-law: Letha and Joanne and brother-in-law: Dale.

Kathy was a graduate of St. John’s Catholic High School in Houghton. She worked for Sheaffer Pen Company in Fort Madison until her sons were born then she became a homemaker. She was a member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Farmington and the Altar and Rosary Society of the church. Kathy enjoyed going on car rides, gardening, tending to her yard and most of all, playing with her granddaughters.

Her body has been entrusted to the crematory of Schmitz Funeral Home for cremation.

Friends may call after 12:00 noon, Tuesday, February 15, 2022, at Schmitz Funeral Home in Donnellson, where the family will receive friends from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. that evening. A parish rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m.

A Mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 16, 2022, at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Farmington with Father Dennis Hoffman as celebrant.

Burial will be at String Prairie Cemetery, rural Argyle, Iowa.

A memorial has been established in her memory for String Prairie Cemetery.

Online condolences may be made to the family at Schmitz Funeral Home of Donnellson is assisting the family with arrangements.

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