Frederick D. Specht 1926-2021


Last updated 1/13/2022 at 12:49pm

Fred passed away peacefully in his home on Dec. 19, 2021, at the age of 95, with his children by his side.

Dad enlisted in the Marines in 1944 and was honorably discharged in 1946. He served his country well and continued to support those who served and are serving now.

After the service, he met the love of his life, Virginia McGinness, at Swansons Pharmacy Soda Fountain, where she was working. They were married in 1949 and were married for 67 years.

Dad was the pillar of his family, whom he loved and cherished above all else. He was an exceptional man and was thought about fondly and respected by all who knew him.

Humble, loving, hardworking, devoted and honorable.

He will truly be missed.

He is survived by his four children: Susan Nelson (Ed), Karen Crump (Eric), Rick Specht (Schrelle), and Jana Loewen (Mark); his grandchildren: Angie Cook, Amy Thomas (Scott), Ashley Echelbarger (Tyler), Justin Crump (Kate), Jordan Crump (Chelsea), Jacob Specht, Madelyn Reiff, (Alex), Andrew Loewen, and Collin Loewen; as well as great-grandchildren: Cameron, Jillian Cook, Kaden, Emery, Thomas, Jenkins, Saylor, Nash Echelbarger, Frederick, Waylon Crump and Calloway Reiff.

He is now home with the Lord and his loving wife.


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