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Roy Speicher

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Roy C. Speicher age 98 of Fredericksburg, Iowa died Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Whispering Willows Assisted Living in Fredericksburg. Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, February 23, 2015, at Hillcrest Baptist and Brethren Church, Fredericksburg with Pastor Todd Yeaton presiding. Interment will be in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg with Dylan Bergman, Ty Bergman, Adam Speicher, Roy Speicher, Kyle Ellis, Randy Heinrich and Tyler Heinrich serving as pallbearers. Military Honors will be conducted by the Fredericksburg AMVETS. Friends may greet the family 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, February 22, 2015, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home, Fredericksburg. Visitation continues an hour prior to the service at the church on Monday. Roy Charles Speicher was born July 22, 1916, on the family farm in rural Fredericksburg, IA, the son of Charles and Winnie (Martin) Speicher. He received his education in rural country schools. Roy served in the United States Army during WWII having entered the service on November 25, 1942. He was honorably discharged on October 28, 1945. While in basic training in Des Moines, he met his future wife, Frances Bucklin and the couple corresponded during the war. After his return from the service, he married the love of his life at the Congregational Church in Baxter, Iowa on June 22, 1946. Roy and Frances made their home in Fredericksburg where they raised their two sons and two daughters. He worked for many years at International Harvester as a mechanic located in Fredericksburg and later in New Hampton, retiring in 1983. He and Frances enjoyed many bus trips following his retirement. Roy spent many days with his friend, Don Tripplet traveling the countryside and visiting the Amish. He enjoyed woodworking having made a hope-chest for each granddaughter. He was proud of his service to his country and loved the Honor Flight he made to Washington, D.C. Survivors include two sons, David (Brenda) Speicher and Joseph Speicher, both of Fredericksburg; two daughters, Mary (Erland) Heinrich of Altoona, IA and Marta Speicher of Des Moines; six grandchildren, Sona (Richie) Ellis, Marcy (Kevin) Bergman, Adam (Shelby) Speicher, Kari Heinrich, Randy (Amy) Heinrich, Danielle (Derrick) Spoerry; twelve great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Frances on November 4, 2011; three sisters, Winifred Elliott, Vera Whitnable and Pearl Steege; four brothers, Earl Speicher, Leo Speicher, Donald Speicher and Gene Speicher.

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  1. I remember when Uncle Roy was able to participate in an Honor Flight for WW II Veterans several years ago. It was around Labor Day, so Chuck was not back in DC yet. However, I was able to be there to greet the buses as they pulled up after travelling from Dulles Airport. It was such a privilege to be able to wander around with them and to have pictures taken. I know it was special for ALL of them to come. It is truly inspiring to know Iowans care enough about those who served so long ago to raise the funds necessary to bring them to DC and then make sure everything goes as smoothly as possible. Barbara Speicher Grassley

  2. My deepest sympothy goes to the speicher family Roy was a good kind Man He will always be remembered for his huge smile he had on his face

  3. Lance and I are sending our sympathy to the Speicher Family with Roy’s passing. God’s blessings to his family. Lance and Jan Manson

  4. Dear Dave, Joe and family, I just wanted to share my condolences to your family. I always enjoyed talking with Roy, he always had a smile on his face and was so quick witted. May your memories give you comfort in your time of sorrow. God Bless you all. Lois (Bahr) George

  5. You have our deepest sympathy. They have been a part of our lives for so long and your dad will be missed by all.

  6. Dear Mary, Marta, David, Joe, and Family: Terry and I and our family wish to extend to you our most heartfelt sympathy at the death of your beloved Father, The Rev. Roy Speicher. The love that you all demonstrated to your Dad, was an example for all to follow. We’ve known your Dad all our lives, and as you know I used to holler across the yards at him early in the morning since I was a little kid. I nicknamed him ‘The Rev.’ a long time ago. I told him he knew so much history and so much about the Bible that I thought it fit him. He smiled every time I said it. He and the love he shared with your Mom, was so very precious. His life so changed after she died. How could it not a goiter all those many years together. Wouldn’t it be fun to witness their rereunion!! We are so sorry that we can’t be there with you these few days. But most of you know I just can’t travel anymore. So will send some XOXOXOXOXOXO to go around. May God Bless each of you as you deal with your grief in the coming days. And may David receive more than his share of moon mice!! We love you all. The Wenthes. Mark, Terry Andrew,Amy, Devon, Caleb Matt, Heather, Madison. Cody Liz, Jake, Avah, Calvin, and Baby Boy Adam

  7. We hope Roy’s memories give you comfort in the next days. Your entire family are in our thoughts and prayers. David and Jeanne Roder

  8. Just wanted to send the family a note of condolences in this tough time. I hope you will find peace in the Lord’s arms and comfort in the memories you were able to share with him. With love from the Hawkins

  9. Sending our deepest sympathy to you all. He and your mother were very nice people. Shirley Melugin and John & Jane Melugin Brooks

  10. Our deepest sympathies to the Roy Speicher family. A tremendous person who was always willing to provide his many talents to so many friends. A great conversationalist that was so thoughtful. Where else could you go to have your lawnmower blades sharpened, drop them off, and pick them up in his garage and leave your money. Roy for sure was a Fredericksburg legend. You will be missed by so many. RIP The Steve Staker family.

  11. David, Mary, Marta, Joe and families our thoughts and prayers are with you all. He was a great man and will be truly missed. Dean and Judy

  12. Thinking of you all during this time. May the memories you share provide you comfort today and the days to come.

  13. Speicher Family, What a wonderful man I had the pleasure of knowing when I worked at the Fredericksburg Food Center. My thoughts are with you at this difficult time……Merilee Pleggenkuhle

  14. What a nice guy……always enjoyed visiting with Roy….He and Frances are lovingly together again …..R.I.P. Roy

  15. Always enjoyed having Roy and Frances as neighbors and really miss them. My thoughts are with the whole Spencer family at the loss of Roy.


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