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Meredith E. Speicher

October 6, 1929 ~ August 3, 2019 (age 89)

Meredith E. Speicher, 89, of Wabash, passed away on August 3, 2019 at his residence.  Meredith was born October 6, 1929, in his family’s home, in Wabash County, to the late Otto and Ruth (Rager) Speicher.

Meredith was a 1949 graduate of Lincolnville High School.  As a young adult, Meredith was very active in Farm Bureau’s Rural Youth program.  During his membership from 1950 to 1960, he held multiple offices, including; Devotional leader, co-president, district president, state second vice president, state first vice president and state president. 

Meredith served in the United States Army from 1955 to 1957.  He was a lifetime farmer and retired from the Wabash County Highway Department.

Over the years, Meredith donated 34 gallons of blood to the American Red Cross.  He participated in Mission trips to Haiti.  Meredith was a member of the Lincolnville United Methodist Church, where he was a Sunday school teacher for 50 years.

Meredith is survived by four nieces, Judith (Donna Prince) Wray, of Indianapolis, Anita (Rudy) Ketchem, Colleen (Gregg) Gatzimos-Reed, and Coral Kirby, all of Wabash.  He is also survived by multiple grand, great and great-great-grand nieces and nephews.  Meredith was preceded in death by two sisters, Lodema Kirby and Oma (Carol) Hoch; one niece, Karen Thompson and two nephews, Jay Hoch and Wayne Hoch.

A memorial service will be held at the Lincolnville United Methodist Church, 5848 E 500 S, Wabash, IN 46992 at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 18, 2019 with Doug Barton and John Cook officiating.  Per Meredith’s request, he will be cremated and interred at Fairview Cemetery in Servia, Indiana.

Preferred memorials are to the Lincolnville United Methodist Church, 5848 E 500 S, Wabash, IN 46992.

Funeral services have been entrusted to McDonald Funeral Home, 231 Falls Avenue, Wabash, Indiana 46992.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com

 

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