Nancy S. Speelman, 66, of Van Wert passed away unexpectedly at 9:32 PM on March 02, 2021 at her residence. She was born on September 10, 1954, in Van Wert, to the late Earl D. and Bonnie L. (Baer) Speelman.
Nancy was a 1972 graduate of Crestview High School. She worked for Teleflex for 30 years, before ultimately retiring from Orick Stamping in Elida. Prior to the pandemic, Nancy attended LifeHouse Church.
She enjoyed camping and her spur of the moment adventures. As a sports fan, Nancy cheered on The Ohio State Buckeyes and played co-ed softball for many years and was in the Van Wert Bowling League. She was an exceptional writer who had such a way with words that she even contributed her work to American Greetings.
Nancy will be remembered for her selflessness and work ethic. She never made things about herself, and she always worked hard to provide for her daughter. She was excited to soon be moving into her new house and to be giving her daughter away at her wedding.
Those left to cherish her memory are her daughter, Brittany (Korey Benedetti) Speelman of Fort Wayne; uncles: Donald "Murf" (Judy) Baer of Convoy; Robert "Jake" Baer of Van Wert; Charles (Linda) Baer of Convoy; Paul (Janet) Speelman of Van Wert ; aunts: Betty (Mike) Wyandt of Van Wert; NaDonna (Ralph) Schumm of Bluffton, Indiana; several cousins and her grandpuppy, Tucker..
A memorial service will be held at 7 PM on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891 with Pastor Jody Harr, officiating.
The family will receive friends prior to the service, from 5 PM to 7 PM at the funeral home.
While family and friends are invited to attend Nancy's services, we continue to be cautious and concerned for our most vulnerable friends and loved ones. We request attendees respect the well-being of the family and friends. Attendees are required to observe social distancing, refrain from close physical contact, and wear facial coverings.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Nancy`s memory may be sent to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. https://www.stjude.org/
To share in Nancy's online memorial, please visit www.alspachgearhart.com.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.
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