Marvin E. Spencer

Marvin Spencer

WATERLOO -- Marvin E. Spencer, 75, of Waterloo, died Wednesday, Feb. 12, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital.

He was born May 2, 1938, in Marshalltown, son of Scott and Daisy Washington Spencer. He married Theresa Williams on March 27, 1965, in Marshalltown.

Marvin was a well-known musician in the area for many years and was inducted in the Iowa Rock N Roll Hall of Fame.

Survived by: his wife; two sons, Marvin Jr. and Marty, both of Waterloo; two daughters, Tricia (David) Norwood of Rancho Santa Margarita, Calif., and Tracie Spencer of Calabasas, Calif.; a daughter-in-law, Joni Spencer of Waterloo; four grandchildren, Jadyn Spencer, Jaclyn Spencer, Makayla Norwood and Marcella Norwood; three brothers, Frank (Colleen) of Waterloo, and Craig (Carol) and Julian, both of Marshalltown; and a host of nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by: his parents; five brothers, Claude, Calvin, Wayne, Leonard and Lawrence; three sisters, Pearl Winston, and Barbara Jean and Daisy Spencer, both in infancy.

Public visitation: 4 to 7 p.m. Friday at Hagarty-Waychoff-Grarup Funeral Service on West Ridgeway. A private family service will take place Saturday.

Memorials: may be directed to the family.

Condolences may be expressed at www.hagartywaychoffgrarup.com.

the life of: Marvin E. Spencer (1938-2014)
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