JOHN "JACK" SPEIKER

Jack


   John "Jack" Speiker, age 51, of Faribault, at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, Minneapolis.
   Services will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2007 at 1:30 p.m. at
Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, Faribault, with the Reverend George
Toschak officiating.
   Visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault, on Monday,
September 24, 2007 from 4 to 8 p.m. and also at the church for one hour
prior to the services on Tuesday.
   John Jacob, the son of John and Donna Speiker, was born on October 19,
1955 in St. Paul.  He graduated from Faribault Senior High School in 1974.
He served in the U. S. Marine Corp from 1974 1978.  On May 28, 1977 he married his soulmate and love of his life, Marcia Ring at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church, Faribault.  He attended the Faribault Area Vocational College.  He was formerly employed by the Ryan Companies for 25 years, beginning as an apprentice carpenter and was promoted through the years to Field Superintendent.  He was currently employed by Anderson Builders as a Superintendent and was constructing a new church in Woodbury.
   Jack was the Scoutmaster of Boy Scout Troop #306 of Faribault. He
enjoyed mentoring the boys in camping and leadership.
   Jack was active at Fourth Avenue United Methodist Church and was serving
on the Board of Trustees.
   Jack did Taekwondo through Park Institute of Rochester and was recently
promoted to Third Degree Black Belt.  He enjoyed doing the sport with his
children and lived the tenants of Taekwondo: courtesy, integrity,
perseverance, self-control and indomitable spirit.
   Jack had his priorities straight putting his love of his family first
and enjoying life with a great sense of humor.  He loved fishing, hunting
and being with his family.  At the end, his warmest gift was being an organ
donor for transplant and medical research.
   He is survived by his wife, Marcia; three children, Corrie (and Toby)
Wikoff of Harvest, Alabama, Nicholas Speiker of Faribault, and Benjamin
Speiker of Faribault; two grandchildren, Griffin and Payton Wikoff; four
siblings, Madonna Lewis of Duluth, James Speiker of Faribault, Gary (and
Heather) Speiker of Owatonna, and Rosemary (and Terry) Leider of Faribault;
nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.
   He was preceded in death by his parents; and two siblings, Timothy and
Rebecca.
 


Guest Book Memories Will Be Recorded Below


Name:
Clint Joseph Wagner
Email:
sgtclintdaddy79@yahoo.com
Date:
Sunday August 10, 2008

Memories

I didn't know much about the Speiker family, but I like to think that I was a good friend to Nick, I am sorry for your loss!! I know what it's like to lose someone so close. My dad passed away in 2004. Again I am sorry for your loss, if he was anything like his son Nick, he was an outstanding man. Clint....


Name:
Mary Ann Thomas
Email:
whataputzer2@yahoo.com
Date:
Wednesday September 26, 2007

Memories

MY HEART GOES OUT TO MARCIA AND HER FAMILY. I PLAYED SOFTBALL WITH MARCIA AND JACK DID ALOT OF COACHING. HE WAS DEDICATED,PASSIONATE AND JUST A GREAT GUY IN ALL HE DID. SURELY JACK WILL BE MISSED BY ALL THAT KNEW HIM. MARCIA, YOU HAVE MY DEEPEST SYMPATHY AND MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. MARY ANN THOMAS


Name:
sally
Email:
plevka4@yahoo.com
Date:
Monday September 24, 2007

Memories

The smile that Jack had. one of a kind, you all know. You just knew when he was going to say or do something funny. He couldn't keep it to himself for very long with out........... busting out a smile and laughing. What a guy........he will be surely be missed. If there is anything I can do to help. Please let me know! With prayer and love Sally


Name:
Betsy, Joe, Michael and Timothy Gasior
Email:
Date:
Monday September 24, 2007

Memories

We were so saddened to hear of Jack's passing. Jack was a gregarious man, full of life, and loved to share it with those around him. His contributions to the world of scouting are great, and he touched the lives of a great many boys. He will be missed. God grant you peace.


Name:
Ed Kvestad
Email:
ekvestad@charter.net
Date:
Sunday September 23, 2007

Memories

My heart is sad to hear of Jack(John)hes too young to be gone. I always appreciated being comfortable talking with Jack. He truly loved life and he family. Marcia,Corrie,Noichlas,&Benjamin you were blest to have such a gift of love from him. You will be in my prayers.


Name:
Cathy and AJ Emrick
Email:
emrickmn@peoplepc.com
Date:
Sunday September 23, 2007

Memories

Marcia and Family So very sorry for the loss of your Husband and Dad-Jack. We knew each other from 7th grade on. Jack was a fun person to be around. He will be Sadly missed. Cathy