Gary Speelman, 63

Gary L Speelman, 63, of rural Roanndied at 7:45 a.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2019, at Parkview Randallia Hospital in Fort Wayne. 

He was born Nov. 24, 1955, in Huntington, to Harold Eugene and Melba Jean (Powell) Speelman.

Gary was a 1974 graduate of Northfield High School. He married Marilyn Tait in Wabash, on Oct. 4, 1982. He worked 42 years at Ford Meter Box in Wabash.

Gary was a member of the Sons of the American Legion in Lagro, Indiana, and the FoMeBo Credit Union Board of Directors.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, and being outdoors. He was an avid I.U. and Chicago Bears fan. 

He is survived by wife, Marilyn Speelman of Roann; three children, Brandi (Reid) Amones of Valparaiso, Autumn (Ed) Nevgloski of Fredericksburg, Va., and Derek (Kimber) Speelman of Indianapolis; five grandchildren, Julia Amones, Elizabeth Amones, and Phillip Amones, all of Valparaiso, Edward Nevgloski, and Brooke Nevgloski, both of Fredericksburg; his sister, Susan (Roger) Snyder of Wabash, and his dog, Bailey. 

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, 2019, at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave., Wabash, with Mark Whinery and Charlie Easterday officiating.  Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash.  Friends may call 3-7 p.m. Monday, at the funeral home.

The preferred memorial is the Lagro American Legion.

The memorial guest book for Gary may be signed at

Posted on 2019 Jun 27