Obit: Speich, Emma Dorothy (1894 - 1953)

Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon


Surnames: Speich, Braun, Buker, Koch, Busch, Horn, Baird  

----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) February 5, 1953 

Speich, Emma Dorothy (30 July 1894 - 3 February 1953) 

GREENWOOD, WIS. -- Funeral services for Mrs. John Speich, 58, who died Tuesday in St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield, was held at 2 p.m. Saturday in the Zion Evangelical and Reformed Church.  The Rev. Charles Koch officiated and burial was made in the Greenwood Cemetery.   

The choir accompanied by Miss Jeanette Busch, sang.  Pallbearers were Henry Horn, Edward Braun, Arthur Horn, Hastings Baird, Theodore Braun and Geo. Horn. 

Mrs. Speich, the former Emma Dorothy Braun, was born July 30, 1894, in the Town of Warner, Clark County, had been a resident of the area her entire life. At the age of five, she came to the city of Greenwood with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Christian Braun.  She received her education in the Greenwood schools. 

Her marriage to John Speich took place in the West Side parsonage. They operated a farm two miles west of Greenwood until four years ago, when they retired and after building a new home in the city, came here. 

Mrs. Speich entered the hospital Jan. 19 following a stroke and had been in a coma since that time. 

She was a member of the Zion church and its Ladies Aid Society and also of the American Legion auxiliary and the Hemlock Aid.   

She is survived by her husband, two sons, John D. of Greenwood and Robert of Wabasha, Minn., five grandchildren and a sister, Mrs. George (Bertha) Buker of Greenwood.  A son Richard died in infancy.



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