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Judy Speicher

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Judy May Speicher, age 71 of Fredericksburg, Iowa died Sunday, January 6, 2019, at her home. Funeral service will be held 10:30 a.m. Friday, January 11, 2019, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Fredericksburg with Rev. Ronnie Koch presiding. Interment will be held at Rose Hill Cemetery in Fredericksburg. Friends may greet the family from 3:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 10, 2019, at Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in Fredericksburg. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service on Friday at the church. Judy May Speicher was born December 11, 1947, in Waterloo, IA, the daughter of Clifford and Emma (Bunn) Burbank. She attended country school around Fredericksburg and graduated from Fredericksburg High School in 1966. While in school Judy met the love of her life, Dean Speicher. They were a year apart in school. The couple was married on March 31, 1968, at the Peace United Church in Fredericksburg. To this union, three children were born. The couple lived in Fredericksburg their entire life. Judy worked at Ott and Forsman along with 5Ds Restaurant. She also was a manager at the Plum Creek Golf Course and Jackson Heights Golf Course. She was a very skilled bookkeeper as she did this for the Chickasaw Ambulance Service for many years and has been doing Speicher Excavating’s books since 1977. Judy was very involved in the community. She was a lifetime member of the Am Vets Auxiliary Post 90 and held several offices in the club. Judy also belonged to the Hall of Fame Bowlers, Land Improvement Contractors of America, Fredericksburg Fire Department, Chickasaw Rescue Squad and EMT and the Fredericksburg City Council. In her free time, she enjoyed doing things with her grandchildren and being outside whether mowing the lawn or feeding her squirrels. Cooking was also very important to her as her kitchen was “always open”. She was known as “grandma Judy” to several generations. She is survived by her husband, Dean Speicher of Fredericksburg, IA; one son, Jay (Tonya) Speicher of Fredericksburg, IA; two daughters, Dena Palmer of Fredericksburg, IA and Susan (Ted Batemon) Collins of Waterloo, IA; four grandchildren, Mercedez Speicher of Florence, AL, Zaine Speicher of Fredericksburg, IA, Zachary Palmer of Ames, IA and Zade Collins of Waterloo, IA; one brother, James (Carol Schulz) Mitchell of Fredericksburg, IA; two sisters, Pat (Dan) Becker of Waterloo, IA and Shirlee Howe of New Hampton, IA; one brother-in-law, Keith (Barb) Speicher of Fredericksburg, IA; one sister-in-law, Mary Mitchell of Kissimmee, FL. She was preceded in death by her parents; in-laws, Leo and Mabel Speicher; one brother, Jacque Mitchell; one son-in-law, Tod Palmer.

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  1. To the whole Speicher family. Our thoughts n prayers are with you of the loss of a wife mother grandma Mother in law n also a dear neighbor. Remember those great memories n know she is no longer in any pain. God bless you all in this difficult time.

  2. Dean and families, Our hearts go out to you at this difficult time. We will be thinking of all of you as you face the days ahead. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Mary,Chad, Kelly, and Kerry King

  3. Dear Susan and family,
    I am so sorry to hear of your Mother’s passing. Please accept my sympathy. Alice Bartz

  4. Dean, Susan, Dena, Jay & Families, My prayers and thoughts go out to all of you at this difficult time.
    Merilee Close

  5. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you at this difficult time. Take comfort in wonderful memories. Richard & Diane

  6. Susan I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my prayers and thoughts. If you need anything please let me know. I will keep you and your family in my prayers.

  7. Dean,Dena,Susan,Jay and families: The words do not exist to express the sorrow I feel for you at Judy’s passing. She was one in a million, and will be sorely missed by all who knew her. May all her family feel surrounded by the legacy of the love she continues to have for you.

  8. Dear Dean, Dena, Susan, Jay and family,
    You have our deepest sympathy for your loss. While we all may have an ache in our heart for Judy’s passing, we all have many memories that will be with us forever. God bless your family during this difficult time.
    Mick and Theresa

  9. So sorry. She was a shining light. Never saw her without a big smile on her face.
    Charles (Butch) and Agatha Onken

  10. We are so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. We will remember her fondly. Prayers for you all. Ken and Carolyn

  11. Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your heart.

  12. My heart breaks for the loss this world will have without Judy. Her loving kindness is a gift that will endure through her family and friends. Though we morn the loss of your presence here, we look forward to the eternal life we will share. All my love, Sandra Jarboe Palm Harbor Florida

  13. Just seeing what great children your dad and your mom raised is a wonderful tribute to both of them. We send our love and shared sorrow. Rollie and Karen

  14. My thoughts and prayers are with Dean and family. When I first moved to Fredericksburg in 1970 I was lucky to say that Judy was my first friend and neighbor. She was a special woman and will be missed by all who new her.

  15. Our prayers and deepest condolences to Dean and the kids . Judy and I were very close friends in 5th and 6th grades and even though our friendship was less close over the years I always regarded her with fondness and still call her my fiend! She was a special lady and a rock in her family. She will be greatly missed by her family and the community! Prayers to her family!

  16. Thoughts and prayers to all the family and great friends Judy had and hope you find comfort and peace in the many memories Judy made for us or with us..

  17. Dena, Zach and to the Speicher Family
    We are so sorry for your loss. Judy will be missed dearly by all who knew her. She was always so happy and bubbly and she always had a smile on her face, she was a sure spit fire. I was always told wonderful things come in small packages and that’s what Judy was – Wonderful – Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love you with all our Hearts. The Palmer Family Tim, Sheena, Cole, Cam, Caden, Corbyn.

  18. Judy was such a great friend; all the bowling tournaments we went to together. She was always laughing and was such a spark of happiness. All our thoughts and prayers to her family. May her memories console you in the next days. I have several memories that I will cherish. Jeanne and David Roder

  19. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Dean, and with your family at this difficult time. Judy always had a smile for everyone and friendly conversation to share. She lives on in all our cherished memories of her.

  20. Dean, Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and family. RIP Judy. It has been a pleasure to have known her through the years.

  21. Dean and family my prayers go out to you all. She was a great person and will be missed. Nancy Niewoehner.

  22. I would. ALWAYS look forward to see her at the LICA Convention…if not sooner. Couldn’t wait to sit down with her and find out what had happened the last year. . I just knew that my day was going to be more energetic and charged, after seeing her!!! She just had that charisma and charm about her!!! No way was she going to down. What a shock and loss for all of us but especially for her loving family! My condolences, prayers, and thoughts all need to go with the Speicher family. What a special group and Judy will be greatly missed !!!!!!!! She may be gone , but never forgotten…..EVER!!!

  23. Dean you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers–Bob and I are so very sorry for your loss. We would love to be there but we are Wintering in Texas, so we send our love.

  24. Dean, Dena, Jay, Susan and families- Daryl and I want to extend our sympathy in this time of loss. We share in your sorrow. Judy was one of the hardest workers, had the most determination and was one of the most positive kindhearted people I have had the pleasure to know. I admired her strength and bubbly personality!! If Judy ever had a bad day I never saw it because she would always have time to talk and catch me up on how the family was doing (she LOVED to speak proudly about what great things were going on with all of you!) I know that we have lost Judy here on earth but we have gained a guardian angel in heaven. Sending love and prayers for healing of your hearts. We are always here if there is anything your family needs (just as Judy would have done for anyone else). Love Daryl and Kim Hartson

  25. My sympathy to you Dean and your wonderful family. Hearts are heavy but God has her in his hands and there is no more suffering. Hold on to all your memories they will help you through this difficult time.
    Pat Ackley

  26. I would like to offer sympathy to all the Speicher Family on the passing of Judy. Hold your memories close and use them to help you through your grief. Judy definitely left many warm memories with her family and friends. Dora Meyer Smith

  27. we are so sad for the Speicher family she is at rest now and will waite for her family to join her, she was a wonderful lady

  28. Dean and family,
    Everyone that had the chance to know Judy have been touched by an angel. We had a lot of good times working at The 5’Ds Restaurant and on multiple other occasions. She had a big heart especially for her family and friends. There is an emptiness with her gone but knowing she is looking down on all you should give some comfort.
    Dave and Sharon brown

  29. Thoughts and prayers to all of you!! I have many memories of Judy!! She lived with our family during her high school years!! She was a best friend of my sister Judy and we have many great memories with her!! She was an awesome person with a huge heart full of love that she spread to everyone especially her family!! She now is an angel watching over us and we will keep our memories of her close to our hearts!!❤️😇❤️😇

  30. I just saw this obituary. I remember the times that my sister, Marlys (Rodman) Augustus was in Fredericksburg. She and Judy were friends then. Marlys’ son is near New Orleans. Her daughter is in Charles City. I’m still in Nashua. Those years seam like yesterday. You have my sympathy for your loss.
    Donna Pierce

  31. To a lady that rose above living, who showed everyone what values are all about – that family is worth everything, that morals and beliefs are important things to have, that looking out for one another is a mandate, not an option, and in living as a wife, mother, and friend – was never a challenge, it was a pleasure and done as easily as smiling happens on a happy day. Love is what Judy was always all about, and now Angels can stop being jealous when they watch how many people lived a better, happier, love filled life just because they knew Judy – now those Angels certainly are happier – because they have been given the gift of knowing Judy now in their presence! God has one more of the good people, to count among his Angels……Dean, Jay, Susan, Dena, – were so lucky and loved and were so blessed to have had Judy in their lives! R.I.P. my sweet angel Judy Speicher, – a friend, and role model. Thanks to the Speichers for sharing Judy with me, and I am eternally grateful to have known the smile, laughs, and greatest of happy memories that will always comfort me when I think of your family!

  32. Jim and Family – so sorry to hear of Judy’s passing. you are all in our thoughts and prayers. (Dorothy’s Daughter – Linda and her family)

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