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|John Henry Specht
April 16, 1883–April 20, 1955
Rev. Arnold E. Schlueter officiated at the funeral services. Internment was in Oakwood Cemetery. Casket bearers were nephews of the deceased, Irvin Lubben, Max Specht, John Stimpson, Michael Brady, Vernon Steiner, and Dwayne Harms.
Mr. Specht was born April 16, 1883, in Castle Grove Township near Monticello, the son of Johan and Gertie Gerdes Specht. Mr. Specht spent most of his life in the community where he was born. His schooling was received in the Castle Grove Schools, and after his marriage to Rena Harms Feb. 17, 1914, the couple engaged in farming until 1936 when they moved to Monticello.
For a number of years Mr. Specht was employed by the State Highway Commission. After the death of Mrs. Specht, Feb. 1943, Mr. Specht made his home with his daughter.
Survivors are two daughters: Dorothy (Mrs. Paul Black) and Selma (Mrs. Harold Schlimmer), both of Monticello; five grandchildren; and the following brothers and sister: Herman Specht, Miami, Florida, George Specht of Anamosa and Mrs. John Stimpson of Anamosa. One brother and one sister proceeded him in death.
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