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J.F. Speck

 

IRONWOOD, Mich. - J.F. Speck, 89, of Ironwood, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017, at his home.

He was born Oct. 9, 1927, in Montrose, Colo., the son of the late McHenry "Mack" and Rachel (Page) Speck.

J.F. attended schools in Colorado. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving during World War II. On June 8, 1948, he married Peggy Ann Davis. She preceded him in death in October of 1992. J.F. was the foreman at Simpson Electric & Molding Company in Lac du Flambeau for more than 20 years. Following his retirement, he was a self-employed small engine repairman.

J.F. enjoyed fishing, traveling out West and especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by his three sons, Roy Speck, of Marenisco, Tom Speck, of Oma, Wis., and Gary (Dawn) Speck, of Gile, Wis .; his grandchildren, Sue Speck, of Beloit, Wis., Tom Speck Jr., of Oma, Sally Speck, of Bessemer, and Stacey Smith, of Ironwood; great-grandchildren, Ryan, Steven, Kourtney, Dusstin, Stephanie, Briar and Ashley; two great-great-grandchildren, Angelina and Warren; and his sister-in-law, Miriam Speck, of Oregon.

In addition to his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by his three brothers, Walter, Raymond and Carl; four sisters, Lois, Clarrie, Ruth and Leah in infancy; and his great-grandson, Tony.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27, at the Cornerstone Church in Ramsay. Pastor Roy Speck and Pastor Todd Winkler will officiate. J.F.'s family will receive relatives and friends one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Military rites will be accorded by American Legion Post 5 Honor Guard of Ironwood. A celebration of J.F.'s life and gathering of friends will follow the service at the church.

Spring interment will be in the Sunset Acres Cemetery in Ironwood Township.

Range Funeral Service, Frick-Zielinski Funeral Home of Bessemer is assisting the family with arrangements. To send online condolences, visit us at rangefuneralservices.com.

 
 

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