Phillip R. Speicher, 82, of LaFontaine, passed away at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 18, 2022, at Rolling Meadows Health and Rehabilitation Center in LaFontaine. Phillip was born in Wabash County to Raymond and Charlotte (Black) Speicher on January 9, 1940.
Phillip was a 1958 graduate of LaFontaine High School. He married Marilyn Holder on January 6, 1961. He worked for General Motors in Marion, Indiana for 40 plus years, then retired in 2005. He was a member of LaFontaine United Methodist Church, LaFontaine Town Board Member from 1980-1992, a Sunday School Teacher, and UAW Member Marion.
Phil grew up with his brothers living and working on the farm. He enjoyed sitting on his front porch watching the birds and sunsets and also loved watching basketball and football. Gardening and mowing his yard, vacationing with family and friends, and staying home were also a favorite pastime. Phil had a passion for collecting LaFontaine Memorabilia and antique toys and tractors.
Phillip is survived by his wife, Marilyn Speicher of LaFontaine, Indiana; two daughters, Denise (Gregg) Wood of LaFontaine, Indiana, Lisa Carpenter of Wabash, Indiana; five grandchildren, Tiffany Harrell of LaFontaine, Indiana, Caleb (Lauren) Carpenter of Muncie, Indiana, Kylie (Scott) Mercer of Marion, Indiana, Megan (Chris) Anderson of Columbia City, Indiana, Michael (Lauren) Wood of Marion, Indiana; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; and two brothers, Robert (Connie) Speicher of Alexandria, Indiana, Dean (Sandy) Speicher of LaFontaine, Indiana. He was proceeded in death by his parents and one brother, Richard Speicher.
Funeral services will be at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, December 22, 2022, at LaFontaine United Methodist Church, 2 West Kendall Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940 with Pastor Susan Shambaugh officiating. Burial will follow at LaFontaine I.O.O.F Cemetery in LaFontaine, Indiana.
Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2022, at LaFontaine United Methodist Church.
Preferred memorials can be directed to Samaritan’s Purse P.O. Box 3000 Boone, North Carolina 28607 in care of McDonald Funeral Home.
McDonald Funeral Homes, LaFontaine Chapel, 104 South Main Street, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940, have been trusted with Phillip Speicher's final arrangements.
Online condolences may be directed to the family at www.mcdonaldfunerals.com