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Connie Speets Dec. 9, 1918 - March 5, 2013

Connie Speets Dec. 9, 1918 - March 5, 2013

ATWATER - Connie Speets, age 94, of rural Atwater died Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at his home. Visitation is Monday 5-7 p.m. at K-M Funeral Home in Lake Lillian. The funeral and burial will be private.

Cornelius “Connie” John Speets was born December 9, 1918 in Holland Township, rural Roseland, MN, to John and Cora (Lighart) Speets. Connie grew up in Holland Township and later the family moved to Lake Elizabeth Township where he attended country schools. After his schooling he helped his family with the farm work for several years. Connie married Ruth Holmgren on January 1, 1944 and they were blessed with three children. They have made their home in Lake Elizabeth Township ever since and he farmed part time and worked as a carpenter retiring in 1985. Connie and Ruth had enjoyed traveling together and he also enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping and canoeing.

Connie is survived by his wife Ruth Speets; his three children: Lou Ann (and James) Decknatel, Randall (and Donna) Speets, and Tami Stark; his seven grandchildren: Tom (and Wendy) Decknatel, Steve (and Patty) Decknatel, Teri (and Gary) Seehusen, Cory (and Melinda) Speets, Shawna (and Wade) Roemeling, Calie Stark, and Casey Stark; his ten great-grandchildren: Ryan, Ashley, Noah, Amanda, Anessa, Katie, Austin, Bailey, Erin, and Elli; and his sister Mary (and Maloy) Wittman. Connie was preceded in death by his parents and his two sisters: Ruth Kenny and Pearl Schroeder.

K-M Funeral Home, Lake Lillian, MN

(320) 523-1102