Keith E. Speckman, age 72, passed away on Wednesday Sept. 19, 2018 at his residence in Celina with his family by his side. He was born on June 25, 1946 in Celina Ohio to the late Vernon and Helen (Gilmore) Speckman.
On May 25th 1968 he married Karen (Rife) Speckman, who survives at their residence. Other survivors include two sons Kelly Speckman of Celina and Kirk Speckman of St. Marys. Two granddaughters Allyson and Alayna, sister Sheila (Rev. Douglas Meyer) of Celina, brother Ronald (Jane) Speckman of Ft. Myers, Florida. Brothers-in-law Dick shook of Ansonia, John Rife of Newton, Illinois, Cloyce (Norma) Rife of Palm Bay, Florida, Bill (Norma) Rife of Atwater, California and Donald Antey of Newton, Illinois. Sisters-in-law Glenda Ballinger of Celina Patty (David) Webster of Newton, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Kay Shook, brothers-in-law Bob Ballinger, Ira J. Rife, Stevie Rife and his sister-in-law Sandy Antey.
Keith retired from Lutheran Brotherhood/Thrivent Financial Insurance, and then worked for Financial Solutions Network. He was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church in Celina.
Memorial services will be held at 2:00p.m. on Monday Sept. 24, 2018 at the Lehman-Dzendzel Funeral Home in Celina, with Rev. Jeff Gramza and Rev. Douglas Meyer officiating. Memorial contributions may be sent to State of the Heart Home Health Care 230 West Main St. Coldwater, Ohio 45828. Or the National Kidney Foundation 2800 Corporate Exchange Dr. Suite 260 Columbus, Ohio 43231. To share on-line condolences please visit LehmanDzendzelFH.com.
Donations may be made to:
State Of the Heart Care
1350 N. Broadway, Greenville OH 45331
National Kidney Foundation
2800 Corporate Exchange Dr. Suite 260, Columbus OH 43231