JOPLIN - Marlin C. "Sonny" Spicher, 58, died Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2003, after a seven-year battle with leukemia.
Cremation has taken place. There will be a memorial service at a later date.
He was born Dec. 25, 1944.
Sonny farmed at Joplin and Hingham
until his illness forced him to retire a few years ago. He was a true family man whose whole life was wrapped around his family and his faith.
Sonny became a snowbird and wintered in Nevada, where he was at the time of his death.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Sonny leaves behind: his wife of 35 years, Karen Spicher; three sons, Randy (Ann) Spicher, Daron (Kim) Spicher, Jerry (Laurie) Spicher; one daughter, Sunni (Adam) Buchanan; four grandchildren; three brothers; and four sisters.
Arrangements were made under the direction of Spilsbury & Beard Mortuary in St. George, Utah, (435) 673-2454.