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Frances Speicher

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Frances L. Speicher age 89 of Fredericksburg, Iowa passed away Friday morning, November 4, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton, Iowa. Funeral Services will be held 1:30 p.m. Monday November 7, 2011, at The Hillcrest Baptist and Brethren Church in Fredericksburg, with Rev. Luke Hettinger officiating. Mary Gansen will be the organist accompanying the congregation singing “Amazing Grace” and “In The Garden”. Special CD’s will be played of “Precious Lord Take My Hand” and “Blessings”. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery with Adam Speicher, Randy Heinrich, Kyle Ellis, Dylan Bergman, Ty Bergman and Tyler Heinrich serving as pallbearers. Friends may greet the family from 3 – 6 p.m. Sunday at the Hugeback & Chenoweth Funeral Home in Fredericksburg. Further visitation will be one hour prior to the service Monday at the church. Frances Leota Speicher was born September 24, 1922, in Baxter, IA the only child of Frank and Leona (Perin) Bucklin. She received her education in Baxter, graduating in 1940. She furthered her education by attending the Iowa School of Beauty in Des Moines. Frances was united in marriage to Roy Speicher of Fredericksburg on June 22, 1946, at the Congregational Church in Baxter. She had met Roy in Des Moines on his way to Basic Training at Camp Dodge in Des Moines. The couple corresponded during World War II, marrying upon his return. Frances and Roy made Fredericksburg their home and raised their two sons and two daughters there. She enjoyed cooking and raised a huge garden to help feed her growing family. She was a member of the group “Stitch and Chatter” and was very active in church, the women’s circle and the sewing circle. Her most joyous moments were spent with her family, especially taking care of her grandchildren. Frances is survived by her husband of 65 years, Roy; two sons, David (Brenda) Speicher and Joseph Speicher of both of Fredericksburg; two daughters, Mary (Erland) Heinrich of Altoona, Iowa and Marta Speicher of Des Moines; six grandchildren, Sona Ellis (Richie), Marcy Bergman (Kevin), Adam Speicher (Shelby), Kari Dalbey (Jason), Randy Heinrich (Amy), and Danielle Spoerry (Derrick); twelve great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; and seven, sister-in-laws who were like her own sisters.

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  1. Frances was a very good friend–to everyone, it seemed. You, Roy, and Frances reared your family well! Leanna and Mary had great times on the basketball team. I also remember when Leanna and Mary were the tallest in their class and when David was shorter than Mary! I recall, too, when David used to mow the church lawn–or am I dreaming? Roy, David, Mary, Marta and Joe, I’m sorry for your loss.

  2. My condolences to your family on the loss of Frances. I have many good memories of her and your family during all those years that my dad was your pastor in Fredericksburg. Frances was truly a beautiful person; I know she will be missed very much.

  3. Leanna just me know about Frances passing. I’m so sorry for your loss! I have a lot of good memories spent with your family and of what a sweet woman she was!

  4. I’m so sorry to hear that your family has lost Frances. I remember many happy days visiting with her when she gave me haircuts and when I stayed overnight with Mary in the 1960’s. I read the sad news while visiting Marta’s FaceBook page because I wondered why her profile picture included her mom. I’m visiting my mother in Indiana now, so I’ll give her the sad news.

  5. Please accept my deepest sympathies in the loss of a dear mother. I too know that pain. May you find comfort as I have in Isaiah 25:8.

  6. We are so sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. May your family find comfort in remembering all of the good times you shared together.

  7. Mary and Marta, I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Please know that I am keeping you and all your family in my prayers. Sandy Jensen

  8. Roy, David, Joe, Mary, Marta and families, Nancy & I want to send our sincere condolences to all of you on the loss of Frances. Roy, you and Frances were always so helpful and friendly to both Mother & Dad as they lived next door. I know all of you and your families will miss her greatly but you all have wonderful memories that last forever. God’s Blessing to all. Bob & Nancy Schmadeke, Cypress, TX

  9. Our Blessed Sympathy to all the Speicher family, especially to the Rev. Roy. Frances was such a special lady and we know you will all miss her a great deal. She was such a grand wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother to all in your family. She loved every last little pea pickin’ heart in your family. And I know she never met a stranger. She was so outgoing, and so kind to all she met. May you enjoy the peace of knowing that she is now in heaven, with no ill health, and no more troubles of any kind. But it is hard even for we Christians..we love she is in heaven, but we just feel such a sense of loss missing her. There will never be another Frances, and aren’t we all privileged to have known her. We send our love to all of you, and ask God to watch over all of you in the coming days and months. May He grant you the strength that you need to handle your grief, and the power to know she is loved. Thinking of all of you. Mark, Terry, and the Wenthe family.

  10. Roy, David, Mary Marta and Joe aln allof your families. Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. Imagine the trail that Ffances and Mabel are walking now. Dean & Judy

  11. Uncle Roy, David, Mary, Marta, and Joe and families, You are all in our thoughts and prayers. Now she and Grandma mabel can play cards and visit again. Love you all,Tod, Dena, and Zachary

  12. Roy & Family: I am so sorry for the loss of Frances. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and friend. She raised a beautiful family and was a friend to all she met. May you find comfort in the many fond memories that are imprinted in your hearts forever. With love and sympathy–Julie Chelesvig


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