Ed Sponder, age 60, passed away at his home in Fort Mohave, Ariz. on Saturday, April 7, 2018 of natural causes. Ed was born in Sioux City, Iowa on June 12, 1957 to Joe and Florence (Poodie) Sponder.
He was a graduate of Sioux City East High and University of Sioux Falls with a degree in Business. Ed was united in marriage to Terri Fitzpatrick on August 11, 1979. Ed spent the first three decades of his career in Food Service Sales in Iowa, South Dakota, and Minnesota. Many of those years were as Vice President of Sales for US Foodservice.
Ed and Terri moved to the Bullhead City area in 2012 to be near their grandkids. Ed brought his dedication and work ethic to a new area of Sales, building Team Sponder as a hard-working Realtor Team, and starting a new office, Sponder and Associates. Ed showed his support and presence in many community groups, such as a Director for the Bullhead City/Mohave Valley Board of Realtors, Chamber of Commerce Ambassador, and Treasurer for the Knights of Columbus.
Ed was preceded in death by his father, Joe Sponder.
He is survived by his wife of 38 years, Terri; mother, Florence Sponder of Sioux City, Iowa; daughters, Mandi (Josh) Vissers of Bullhead City, Ariz., and Dani Jo (Nick) Testa of Des Moines, Iowa; brother, Tom (Maryl) Sponder of Sioux City; sister, Marijo (Steve) Benson of Fort Dodge, Iowa; sister-in-law, Jackie (Bob) White of Spirit Lake, Iowa; three grandchildren, Abe, Joel and Eden Vissers of Bullhead City, Ariz.; and nieces and nephews, also of Iowa.
Visitation will be between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm on Thursday, April 12, at Desert Lawn Funeral Home, 2724 Silver Creek Rd. Bullhead City, Ariz.
A funeral Mass will be at 11:00 am and Rosary at 10:30 am on Friday, April 13, 2018 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 1691 North Oatman Road (just up the hill from Sponder and Associates office). A memorial service will be held also in Sioux City, Iowa.
9250 South Ranchero Lane Mohave Valley, AZ 86440
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