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Rosemary “Rosey” Kleineck Specht
August 18, 1928 – October 6, 2015
Rosemary “Rosey” Specht, 87, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday evening, October 6, 2015, at Wheatland Manor in Wheatland, Iowa.
A gathering of family and friends was held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, October 9, from the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa, Iowa. Private family graveside services and burial were held on Saturday, October 10, from the Mount Hope Cemetery, Maquoketa.
Rosemary Kleineck was born on August 18, 1928 in Baldwin, Iowa, to Roy J. and Bernice (Stingley) Kleineck. She grew up in Onslow and was an Onslow High School graduate. She then attended Shimer College in Chicago, Illinois. Prior to her finishing college, she met her future husband Lester Henry Specht. They were married on February 18, 1948, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and to this union four children were born: James, Thomas, Richard and Jodi.
“Rosey” was a homemaker and had farmed with her husband in the Grand Mound area from 1948 to 1974, retiring and moving to Maquoketa.
“Rosey” enjoyed playing cards, reading, bowling, golfing and crossroad puzzles.
Those left to honor Rosemary’s memory include her children James “Jim” Specht of Maquoketa, Richard “Dick” Specht of Epworth, Iowa, and Jodi Specht of Clinton, Iowa; and sisters-in-law Ruth Denger of Maquoketa and Beulah Clark of Waterloo, Iowa. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Lester on September 23, 1994, and son Thomas on February 28, 1997.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Maquoketa Sentinel-Press, Maquoketa, Iowa, October 10, 2015

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