Scott Spinner

Scott Theodore Spinner died May 6, 2022 peacefully in his home of natural causes. Scott will be cremated and laid to rest in his family burial plot at Cherry Mound Cemetery, Harpers Ferry. Memorial services will be held Saturday, July 2 at 8:30 a.m. at Cherry Mound Cemetery. Following the services, doughnuts and coffee will be served at the Waterville Community Center.

Scott was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore Peter Spinner and Helen Frances Spinner (née Bogue).

Scott is survived by his elder brothers, Richard Gene Spinner of Cabo San Lucas, Mexico and Michael Lee Spinner of McGregor; one sister, Barbara Marie Olivia of Mobile, AL; his nephews: Joshua Kenneth Spinner, his wife Peggy June and their children, Bodie Jon Spinner, Breyda Bleu Spinner and Keota Bogue Spinner, and Dominic Piunno and Carmen Piunno; his niece, Simone Frances McKenna Spinner; and his son, Jordan Theodore Jayko Spinner, all of Colorado; and many cousins, aunts, uncles and friends. He is also survived by his two loyal dogs, Jax and Hawkeye.

Honorary casket bearers are Joshua Kenneth Spinner, Simone Frances McKenna Spinner, Peggy  June Spinner, Dominic Piunno, Carmen Piunno, Bodie Jon Spinner, Breyda Bleu Spinner, Keota Bogue Spinner, Bennett Choice and Dave Schoell.

Scott was born April 2, 1962 in McGregor but relocated to Colorado Springs, CO with his family as a child, where he attended primary and high school. Scott attended the University of Colorado where he played football but transferred to the University of Iowa to finish his collegiate career. He was a proud Hawkeye. He was a champion wrestler for the university. He went on to earn a degree in Mechanical Engineering.

He was a member of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He was a primary engineer for the new Denver International Airport.

Passionate about life, Scott was an avid sportsman. He reared his beloved champion English Springer Spaniel dogs for bird hunting. He was fond of water sports, boating and fishing. In his younger days, Scott enjoyed adventure sports, ice and rock climbing, skiing, paragliding, car racing, wrestling and football. He was an avid cyclist throughout his life. He was a devoted Iowa Hawkeye sports fan. His favorite teams were the Denver Broncos and the Minnesota Vikings, and he attended games frequently.

Scott loved great food, especially sushi and authentic Mexican cuisine, a cold beer, Veuve Clicquot Champagne and strong coffee. He had a devoted following of friends who appreciated his larger-than-life personality and love of fun and adventure. Scott was a generous friend always willing to share.

Famously, he appeared in a photo in Playboy’s Girls of the Big Ten spread in the mid-1980s which was partially shot at Iowa State University.

In addition to Colorado Springs and Boulder, CO and Iowa City, Scott lived in Denver, CO, Chicago, IL, McGregor and spent his last years living in Minneapolis, MN. Scott will be missed by his family and many friends.