Kerry D. Spencer

Kerry D. Spencer, 65, passed away Oct. 7, 2021, in Fort Myers, Fla.

He was born Sept. 6, 1956, in South Haven, the son of Donald and Helene Spencer.

He graduated from L.C. Mohr High School in 1975. After one year at MSU, he worked on the family centennial farm in Casco Township.

After moving to Florida his career switched to music-working at numerous denominations as organist, pianist and choir director.

He is survived by his siblings: Cindy (Al) Johansen, Brian (Peg) Spencer, Chris (Steve Merchant) Spencer; his mother, Helene; and close friend, Howard Schroeder.

He was preceded in death by his father, Donald.

In accordance with his wishes, cremation has taken place.


Published by The Herald-Palladium on Oct. 11, 2021.
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So saddened of the loss of our cousin Kerry! The family will definitely not be the same without you! Mom definitely shares soo many memories of you and her with the cousins growing up! Heaven sure has a great addition to their heavenly orchestra.... until we meet again Joe & Kelly H. Tampa, FL
Joe & Kelly Tampa Fl
Family
October 18, 2021
Kerry was our pianist for the weekly Communion service where we live. He donated his services. He was in a wheelchair. He never missed a service even if it meant he had to wheel himself for 15 minutes. Many times Kerry arose arising from a sick bed to play for our services. He was a great friend and I miss him dearly. Kerry, rest in peace. No more "Hands Up" for you!
Mary B. Stegman
Friend
October 17, 2021
I am so sorry, I always had a special place in my heart for Kerry. Actually hoped he would ask me to our Prom in 1975 But not lucky that day ! I am so sorry, My heart is sad for all his family & friends, R.I.P Kerry
Dolly Harris
School
October 15, 2021
I'm so sorry to hear about the passing of Kerry. I'm sure he will be greatly missed. My prayers for his family and friends.
Dennis Lewis
Other
October 15, 2021
words fail. Kerry was a great friend growing up. We did so much together - music, church, swimming, laughing. What a great guy. I'm stunned. Helene - if you're reading this, please let me know how to contact you.
Scott Evans
Family
October 14, 2021
I was acquainted with Kerry, and my heart goes out to his family. I remember him as being a gifted musician and lovely man.
Cecilia Wondergem
October 12, 2021
So many fond memories of Kerry Don and Helene here in Sarasota as well as in Michigan-together on so many occasions birthdays and holidays. God blessed him with true talent and the gift of music. My sincerest sympathy and well wishes to the family and loved ones He leaves behind. May God bless you with strength and fill your hearts with his love.
Claudia (Skinner) Meyer
Friend
October 12, 2021
The sad loss of a long time family friend is only slightly balanced by the many happy times we shared. RIP Kerry.
Tom & Julie Taylor
Friend
October 12, 2021
Kerry was a wonderful man that we had the pleasure of singing with at both Zion and St. Michael's church. He truly had a gift for music and a pleasant and accommodating personality. He will be missed in the Fort Myers church community.
Jeffrey John and Marcia Malisiak
Friend
October 11, 2021
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