Van Spitzer Obituary

Van J. Spitzer
Van Spitzer
Van J. Spitzer

August 17, 2005
Born in Corry, PA
Resided in Clive, IA
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Van Spitzer, 50, died Wednesday, August 17, 2005 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be 11 AM Friday, August 19 at Lutheran Church of Hope in West Des Moines. Burial services will be held at a later date in Clymer, NY.

Van was born in Corry, PA, the son of Donald and Nyla (Wallace) Spitzer. He graduated from Sherman Central School in Sherman, NY, Allegheny College and University of Denver. Van had been employed by Hyatt Regency Hotels for 18 years, Marriott Hotel for four years and has worked for Sheraton West Des Moines Hotel as General Manager for the past eight years. He was past chairman for the Des Moines Convention and Visitors Bureau, past president of the Iowa Lodging Association, member of West Des Moines rotary Club, Lutheran Church of Hope and Delta Tau Delta Fraternity.

Van is survived by his wife of 26 years Linda Leave, two sons, Brent and Jonathan “Jay“, his parents Donald and Nyla Spitzer of Williamsburg, VA and brother Eric Spitzer of Lincoln, NE.

Visitation begins after 5 PM Thursday at Westover Funeral Home where the family will receive friends form 6 to 8 PM. Memorial contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society or Lutheran Church of Hope.





Westover Funeral Home
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Thursday, August 18, 2005
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Lutheran Church of Hope
925 - 74th Street
West Des Moines, IA US 50266
Friday, August 19, 2005
10:00 AM


Lutheran Church of Hope
925 74th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50266