Jeffrey Duane Mahrt, the son of Duane and Marjorie (Herbold) Mahrt, was born August 31, 1955 in Sioux City. His childhood years were spent in Sioux City, where he was a 1973 graduate of Sioux City East High School, and a 1977 graduate of Morningside College where he was a pitcher for the Chiefs baseball team. He later went on to play for the Sioux City Saints baseball team.
Jeff married Judy Irwin on August 9, 1980 in Sioux City. They would have celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary in August. They are blessed with four children, and six grandchildren.
Jeff worked for 32 years as a sales rep for Philip Morris, USA, (Altria) and the last 10 years for H & N Chevrolet in Spencer. He was an avid St Louis Cardinals, Morningside Mustangs, and Iowa Hawkeye fan. He enjoyed attending and coaching his kids sporting events, where he was always their number one fan. Jeff was a proud, founding member of the Spencer Cardinals baseball team, where he also influenced so many lives as the head coach for many years.
Jeff passed away at the Spencer Hospital in Spencer, Iowa on Wednesday, July 8, 2020 at the age of 64. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marjorie, his father-in law, Charles Irwin, stepmother, Merna Mahrt, grandparents William Mahrt, Anne Brown, Otto and Elizabeth Herbold, two nephews, Gregory Mahrt and Chad Berkenpas, and many good friends.
He is survived by his wife, Judy of Spencer; four children: Angie (Chris) McMullen of Grimes, IA, Andrew Mahrt of Tempe, AZ, Allison (Bryan) Borchers of Akron, IA and Ashley (Cody) Dyhrkopp of LeMars, IA; 6 grandchildren, Max, Madelyn, Parker, Carter, Camryn, and Cora, his father, Duane Mahrt of Sioux City, IA; brother Bill (Cathie) Mahrt, Sioux City; sister Sue (Scott) Wilcox, Dakota Dunes, SD; his mother-in law, Angie Irwin of Sioux City, IA; and several other family and friends.
******A COME AND GO CELEBRATION OF JEFF'S LIFE WILL BE HELD FROM 6 TO 9:00 P.M., FRIDAY, JUNE 25TH, 2021 AT THE ONEOTA PARK LODGE IN SPENCER.
PRIVATE FAMILY FUNERAL SERVICES were held Saturday, July 11, 2020 at 10:00 A.M., at the Warner Funeral Home in Spencer, Iowa. The service was be livestreamed on the Warner Funeral Home Facebook Page.