Obituary for Jerome E. Speckeen
Bethany Evangelical Free Church, La Crosse
Jerome E. Speckeen, 71, of Galesville passed away Monday, April 23, 2012, at Marinuka Manor Nursing Home in Galesville. He was born in Central Minnesota on June 22, 1940, to Vernon and Verlie (Anderson) Speckeen. Jerome married Mary Lou from 1959 to 1971. He then married Kathy from 1976 to 2000.
Jerome enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing. He loved to entertain, where he will always be remembered by his children and grandchildren for the stories he told and his infectious laugh.
Jerome is survived by three daughters, Mary Kaye (Timothy) Fischer of Holmen, Melanie (Calvin) Juelfs of Hastings, MN, and Julie (Brian) Lufk of St. Louis, MO.; four sons, Jonathan (Jody) Speckeen of Galesville, David (Dawn) Speckeen, Daniel (Jennifer) Speckeen both of Holmen, and Mike (Annie) Lund of Erie, CO.; twenty-four grandchildren, Randi, J.J., Travis, Tylor, Ashton, Grace, Avery, Parker, Abby, Brooke, Willy, Jacob, Kaydra, Sara, Caitlyn, Joshua, Alexis, Nate, Blessing, Greta, Jordan, Grant, Carter, and Gavin; four great-grandchildren, Elijah, Connor, Kingston, and Lilly; two sisters, Janice (Frank) Busker and Joan Goldie; and a brother, James (Lynn) Speckeen.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two great-grandchildren, Alexander and Benjamin.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, April 30, 2012, at Bethany Evangelical Free Church, 3936 County Road B, La Crosse. The Reverend Corey Sateren will officiate. Family and friends may call at the church on Monday from 10:30 a.m. until time of service.
The Sletten-McKee-Hanson Funeral Home and Cremation Service is assisting the family with arrangements.