Hirmon Speicher, 97

Hirmon Lee Speicher, 97, rural Wabash, died at 10:40 a.m., Wednesday, March 19, at Miller's Merry Manor East, Wabash. He was born May 25, 1916 in Wabash to Lloyd and Elmyra (Shambaugh) Speicher.

Hirmon was a graduate of Somerset High School. He married Lois L. Irelan in Wabash on Aug. 3, 1946; she died June 30, 1982. He was a retired farmer. Hirmon was a member of the LaFontaine Masonic Lodge. Farming was his life.

He is survived by his daughter, Debora Clarkson, Peru; two grandchildren, Andrew Christman of Muncie, Indiana, and Lora Rosencrans, Alexandria; three great grandchildren, Jessica (Ryan) Fishback, Wabash, Ryan Christman, Muncie, and Lliam Rosencrans, Alexandria.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Lawrence Speicher, and Meredith Speicher, and four sisters, Louise Templin, Lavon Stout, Freda Berglan, and Nelda Pence.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 25, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Avenue, Wabash, on with David Phillips officiating.  Burial will be in Mississinewa Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

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Posted on 2014 Mar 20