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Gordon Speicher - July 11, 2011


Gordon Leroy Speicher, 93, of Loveland, was born March 17, 1918 in Wray to Jesse Clay and Mary Viola (Saville) Speicher. He died July 11, 2011 at North Shore Health and Rehab in Loveland.

He married Rosie Opal Owens on Aug. 20, 1939 in Holyoke. She preceded him in death on Dec. 10, 1988. Gordon later married Catherine Louise (Griffin) Ingram on March 17, 1990 in Longmont. She preceded him in death on June 12, 2011.

Gordon owned and farmed a large acreage in eastern Colorado until 1953 before moving to Loveland. He continued to farm and operate his own dairy farm until 1964. He later worked as a carpenter and then as a machinist for Dual Matic in Longmont. Gordon continued to work at various jobs up until his final retirement in 2007.

He was a lifelong member of Church of the Nazarene. Gordon loved motorcycles and finally sold his last scooter just a few years ago. He enjoyed camping, building things and tinkering in his shop.

He was preceded in death by his two wives, two brothers, one granddaughter and four great-grandchildren.

Gordon is survived by his children, Dennis Speicher and wife Marje of Gill, Nadine Hooley of Loveland, Donna Lohnes and husband Calvin of Johnstown and DeVere Speicher and wife Nancy of Loveland; brother, Lloyd Speicher of North Platte, Neb.; sisters, Irma Sloniker of Wray and Esther Winters of Hoquiam, Wash; eight grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and 15 great-great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held July 16 at Loveland Church of the Nazarene. Interment was held July 18 at Mountain View Cemetery in Longmont.

Memorial contributions may be made to North Shore Rehab in care of Kibbey Fishburn Funeral Home, 1102 N. Lincoln Ave., Loveland, CO 80537.