Darwin R. Spear, 57, died Dec. 25, 2012 in Lincoln, NE, due to pulmonary fibrosis.
Darwin was born Dec. 27, 1955 in Flandreau to John C. and Eleanor (Bjorklund) Spear. He attended the University of Wyoming Technical Institute where he became a certified diesel mechanic. Darwin had a wide and varied career history. He was an extremely intelligent man who would change careers when something more interesting came along. During the 20 years that he lived in Phoenix area, he was a disc jockey, truck driver, professional steel darts player, real estate broker, and ran a vinyl sign shop. After moving to Nebraska, he became a network administrator and computer support specialist, earning advanced Microsoft certifications and working at National Research.
Darwin will always be remembered for his unique sense of humor, his general and kind heart, and the various antics that he would get into. He was forever learning about new things, and finding new hobbies to pursue.
Darwin is survived by his wife: Sally, Lincoln, NE; his parents: Jack and Eleanor Spear, Apache Junction, AZ; his step-son: Mitch Larsen and granddaughter, Annika Larsen, Lincoln, NE; his brother: Carl Spear; his sister: Karen Johnson of Apache Junction, AZ, and nieces and nephews. He will be especially missed by his friends, Frank Gillaspie, Jim Clinkenbeard, Darko Resnik and by his dog, Milli.
There will be no funeral services at this time, however, a casual memorial gathering will be held in the spring so friends and family can gather to recount their favorite times with Darwin.
Memorial donations may be directed to the American Lung Assn., Hearts United for Animals, or the Capital Humane Society. Personal notes may be sent to Sally Spear, 3741 Faulkner #108, Lincoln, NE, 68516 or firstname.lastname@example.org