93, of Racine, WI, formerly of Cottage Grove, MN, Valparaiso, IN, Wisconsin
Rapids, WI, and Chesterton, IN, died August 16, 2020.
She was born
Marjorie Ruth Hausrath in Cleveland, OH, on February 14th, 1927.
Valparaiso University where she received a degree in education.
She married Karl
Harold Speckhard (previous Superintendent of Duneland Schools) on August 30,
1947 in Ohio. Together they raised six children.
She was employed
over the years as a bookkeeper, substitute teacher, and shop owner, but she
is best remembered as a devoted wife, mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, sister, sister-in-law, and aunt. She made life-long
connections wherever she lived and will be fondly remembered by innumerable
friends. She was an ardent Republican, Packers fan, bridge player, and
hostess. She dedicated countless hours to volunteering at the churches she
attended wherever she lived, and she served as an example of steadfast and
prayerful devotion to Christ. Following Karlís retirement from Duneland
Schools, they moved to a lake house in Wisconsin Rapids, WI, with winters
spent in St. Augustine, FL. After 12 years, they returned to Valparaiso, IN,
and later moved to the Minneapolis area. Marjorie moved to Racine, WI in
2016 to be near her daughter.
She is survived by
her sister, Shirley Schumacher of Marietta, GA, as well as her husbandís
siblings, Jerry (Jo) of Valparaiso, IN, Mark (Myrna) of Phoenix, AZ, and
John (Gloria) of Houston, TX, Marian Malotky of Los Angeles, CA, and Judy
Huener of Valparaiso, IN; two sons, David (Sharon) of Hazel Green, WI, and
Tom (Marci) of Cottage Grove, MN; and daughters, Judith (George) Shibata of
Aurora, OH, Susan (Kevin) Campbell of Mishawaka, IN, Sandra (Scott) Gage of
Racine, WI, and Kathleen (Ray) Miklius of Cincinnati, OH; 29 grandchildren
and their spouses; and 37 great-grandchildren to date.
She was preceded in
death by her husband, Karl; her parents, Arthur, and Alma Hausrath; her
brother, Donald, sister-in-law, June, and brother in-law, Paul Schumacher.
A memorial service
will be held August 22, 2020, at 1:00 p.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church, 2065
Geneva St. Racine WI, with visitation starting at 12:00 p.m. and a reception
immediately following at the home of her daughter, Sandra Gage, 3333
Michigan Blvd., Racine, WI.
In lieu of flowers,
contributions may be made to Lutheran World Relief.