Marina L. Spitzer, age 56, passed away at home on January 5, 2021. She was born on July 29, 1964 in Rockford the daughter of Wayne and Dianna Kretsinger. She married Douglas Spitzer on June 21, 1986. Marina was devout in her faith to God. She was a loving and caring wife, mother, and gigi. Family was always of the utmost importance to her and she would never hesitate to be there for them and took care of anyone who needed her. She will be remembered as a good friend and role model to many. Marina enjoyed traveling to their home in Wisconsin and was an animal lover who enjoyed taking photos of them. She was always the first to volunteer where ever needed. She worked for a while at the Byron library and was the library president in Stillman Valley for 25 years. In her spare time; Marina enjoyed reading and crafting. She is survived by her husband, Doug Spitzer of Stillman Valley; children, Jessica (Joshua) Johnson of Woodstock and Andrew (Erin) Spitzer of Oregon; sister, Michelle (Jim) Coons of Stillman Valley; grandson, Preston Wayne Spitzer; and several nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents. Due to Covid-19 restrictions a private family service will take place and burial will be held at Silver Creek Cemetery in Mt. Morris. Memorials may be directed to the family or to Serenity Hospice and Home.
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