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Damian Spare Afton

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 9:39 a.m. CST • Updated: Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013 10:20 a.m. CST

Damian Spare, 53, of Afton died Nov. 18, 2013, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, at Powers Funeral Home, 612 N. Dodge St., Afton. The Rev. William Richardson will officiate. No visitation will be held. Memorials may be given to the family. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Damian “Yogi” Spare, son of Mildred (Adams) Sullivan and Robert Spare, was born March 6, 1960, in Creston.

Damian was educated in East Union Schools and finished the ninth grade.

From 1980 to 1994, Damian lived in Leavenworth, Kan., where he was a concrete maker at Thompson Concrete.

In 1994, Damian moved to Afton and ran and operated his own concrete business.

On Sept. 28, 1995, Damian married Donna Jo Armstrong in Afton.

Soon after, he started his career at Wellman Dynamics as a core operator, and worked there until he was unable to because of health concerns.

Damian recently became a member of Afton Assembly of God Church.

Damian is survived by his wife Donna Spare of Afton, mother Mildred Sullivan of Afton, daughter Angie (husband Ray) Dydell of Newton, stepson Joey Armstrong of Afton, brother Bob (wife Linda) Spare of Afton; sisters, Michelle Spare (husband Paul Johns) of Altoona and Grace (husband Terry) Vinson of Tennesee; grandsons, Jaden and Carson Dydell of Newton; and many nieces and nephews.

Damian was preceded in death by his father.

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