David J. Spence, 77, of Cedar Rapids went to be with the Lord on March 16, 2018, at his home surrounded by his loving family. Visitation will be held on Friday, March 23 from 5 pm to 7 pm at the Stateroom in Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Services will be held on March 24 at 10 AM at Cedar Memorial Park Chapel of Memories. Burial will follow at Castek Cemetery in Swisher.
David was born on April 17, 1940 to John and Louise Falstrom Spence in Boone, Iowa. He is survived by his loving wife, Ghislaine “Jiss”; Aaron Spence, Shelly Jensen (Jeff), Brenda Van; Anne Nederhoff (Anthony), Naomi Hilleshiem (Gary), Esther Anderson (Nathan), Michael Ludvicek (Simona), Jerry Ludvicek; twenty-one grandchildren, three great-grandchildren; and brother John Spence (Esther).
David was preceded in death by his parents John and Louise Spence, his son-in-law, Khiem Van; and an older brother Daniel Spence.
David and his wife were involved in a Prison ministry for the past eleven years and were known as “Western Gospel Duet”. He had a passion for sharing the Gospel in word and song. He was a true lover of souls and his beloved wife’s soulmate.
In lieu of flowers memorial funds may be directed to the family at https://www.gofundme.com/david-spence-memorial-fund.