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Spenser Miles Mayer

Posted August 29, 2012 in Ankeny, Obituaries

December 17, 1988 – August 27, 2012

Spenser Miles Mayer, 23, entered the gates of Heaven Monday, August 27, 2012 at his home in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Friends and family are invited to attend a Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2012 at Our Lady’s Immaculate Heart Church, 510 E. 1st St., Ankeny, with burial to follow at Ankeny Memorial Gardens. Celebration of Life will be 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Monday, September 3, with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. at Ankeny Funeral Home, 1510 W. 1st Street.

Spenser Miles Mayer

Spenser was born December 17, 1988 to Chris and Misty Mayer in Des Moines, Iowa. Spenser lived in Lansing, Michigan and Rochester, Minnesota with his family before they moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa where he lived for 9 years. He graduated from Linn-Mar High School in 2007. Spenser was employed at Sports Licensed Division, Adidas as a screenprinter for five years. Spenser had a zeal for life and took nothing for granted. He adored his siblings and was a wonderful role model. Spenser was genuinely compassionate and willing to help anyone and give of himself to the point of exhaustion. Spenser conquered many obstacles during his short life here on earth. His parents are so very proud of all he has accomplished and given back to the community.

His cats Smokie and Tinkerbell will miss his tender care.

Left to cherish his memory are his parents, Chris and Misty Mayer of Ankeny; his siblings, Hannah Rosemary, William Joseph, James Matthias and John Robert Mayer; his grandparents, Mary Grace Mayer of Iowa City, and Joseph and Rose Casteel of Ankeny; great-grandmother, Mary Casteel of Phoenix, AZ; beloved aunts and uncles, Jacque (Stan) Herr, Robins, Jennifer (Curt) Bell, Keota, Jerilyn (John) Klein, Keota, Janelle (Bill) Kamerling, Mt. Vernon, Janie (Matt) Hahn, Keota, Steve (Sabrina) Casteel, Urbandale, Nativity (Xavier) Vallejo, Waukee, Keegan Casteel, Ankeny and Moriah Casteel, Cedar Falls; and twenty-two cousins he loved so very much and will guide with his angel wings from above.

He will be greeted at Heaven’s gates by his grandfather, William James Mayer; aunts and uncles, John Harry Mayer, Jill Mayer, James Mayer and Robert Joseph Casteel; and cousin, Elijah Hahn.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Spenser’s family in care of Ankeny Funeral Home, 1510 W. 1st Street, Ankeny, Iowa 50023. Online condolences may be expressed at


Information provided by:
Ankeny Funeral Home and Crematory
1510 West First Street
Ankeny, IA 50021

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