Sheldon James Spores, 71, of Forest City, died Monday, April 11, 2016 at the Muse Norris Hospice Inpatient Unit, surrounded by his family.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 P.M. on Friday, April 15, 2016 Cataldo Schott Funeral Chapel, 505 North Clark St. in Forest City, with Pastor Ed Bard, Chaplain, Hospice of North Iowa officiating.
Visitation will be held from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M Thursday at the funeral chapel.
Memorials may be directed to the Sheldon Spores memorial fund in care of the family.
Sheldon James Spores was born December 27, 1944 in Dorchester, Iowa the son of James W. and Luain (Burroughs) Spores. He attended and graduated from Waukon High School. He was married to Kathryn Kenyon on July 16, 1965 in Canton, MN, to this union, three children were born. He worked for John Deere in the paint line from 1974-1984 until moving to Forest City where he was employed by Winnebago Industries from 1985 until his retirement on July 1, 2011.
He was a former member of Christ Lutheran Church in Waterloo, Iowa. Sheldon enjoyed fishing, hunting, golfing, bowling and traveling with his wife. He enjoyed the time he spent with his family and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
He was survived by his wife, Kathryn of Forest City; children, Curtis Spores of Fargo, N.D., Cheryl Clum and husband Kyle of Webster City, IA, Jennifer Backhaus and husband Rick of Manly, Iowa; grandchildren, Lisa Engebretson and special friend, Matt Thorn of Fargo, N.D., Ashley Spores of Fargo, N.D., Emily Nielsen and special friend Daniel Lapcheske of Ames, IA, Travis Nielsen of Lake Mills, Devlin Nielsen of Lake Mills, Austin Backhaus of Mason City, Arabella, Ava and Tara Backhaus all of Manly; great-grandchildren, Gage Liljequist, Logan Engebretson, and Anakin Sheldon Lapcheske; siblings, Charlotte Lunde of Waterloo, IA, Gaylord Spores of Decorah, IA, Shelby and Butch Bobinski of Rock Island, IL and Darrell Spores of Waterloo, IA and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Luain Spores; son-in-law, George Nielsen; brother-in-law, William Lunde; niece, Rachel Heber and great-granddaughter, Georgia Taylor.