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Merle Mansfield Speiser

December 1, 1926 - June 28, 2017

Merle Mansfield Speiser, 90, of Morenci, went to be with her Lord and Master on Wednesday, June 28, 2017, at her home. She was born December 1, 1926, in Iron River, MI, to John and Luella (Battye) Applin. She was married to Nored Mansfield, Wayne Mansfield, and Paul Speiser who all preceded her in death.

Merle spent most of her working years doing office work, employed at both JCPenney and the former Porter Lumber Company. In her later years she enjoyed spending time at the Morenci Senior Center and the Gospel Barn in Hillsdale. Merle faithfully attended Medina Federated Church and loved spending Friday evenings with her church family as part of the “Empty Nesters” group.

Merle is survived by a daughter, Maureen (Thomas) Smith, of Morenci; stepchildren Connie Speiser, of Hartford, WI; Rae (Roxanne) Speiser, of Watertown, SD; and Paul (Sharon) Speiser of Hartford, WI; a sister, Emilie Gagnea; a brother-in-law, Herbert (Evelyn) Mansfield; sixteen grandchildren; seventeen great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.

In addition to her parents and husbands, Merle was preceded in death by a daughter, Mary Lou Keller and a son, Nored Mansfield, Jr.; brothers, George Applin and Marvin Applin; and sisters, Charlotte Allen, Corrine Boutell, and Marian Carlson; and a sister-in-law Eva Marie Boydston.

A funeral service for Merle will be held Saturday, July 1, 2017, at 11:00 a.m. at Medina Federated Church with Pastor Darren Lemmon officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery. The family will receive friends for a visitation on Friday from 4-8 p.m. at Eagle Funeral Home in Morenci.

Memorial contributions in honor of Merle can be made to the Medina Federated Church or Hospice of Lenawee.



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