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Marie Speer

Marie Elizabeth Speer (Speed)

Friday, April 17th, 1942 - Saturday, February 16th, 2019
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Obituary

Marie E. Speer, 76, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa and formerly of Dunkerton, Iowa died Monday evening, February 18th, at the Unity Point – St. Luke’s Hospice in Cedar Rapids, IA.

Marie was born on April 17, 1942 in Waterloo, Iowa the daughter of Clarence C. and Betty J. (Cahoe) Speed. She attended the Dunkerton Schools. Following her education, she was employed as a Custodian with the Dunkerton Schools and later she managed the Pony Express Convenience Store in Evansdale, Iowa.

Marie loved to play cards with her family and friends. She loved music and dancing.

She is survived by four children; Patricia (Rick) Nepomnick, Solon, IA, James Speer, Concord, GA., Julie (Noel) Deitz, Dunkerton, IA., and John (Anne) Speer, Swisher, IA. Five grandchildren; Jason (Rebekah) Russell, Stoughten, WI, Ryan (Nikki) Russell, Belle Plain, IA, Shanell (Travis) Belles, Mulberry, FL, Emmerson Speer and Ellaine Speer both of Swisher, IA. Five Great Grandchildren; Alice & Zella Russell, Crosby Russell, Briley & Braxton Belles, and a brother; Robert Speed, Dunkerton, IA.

Marie was preceded in death by her parents, and a brother; Richard Speed.

A celebration of Life service will be held at a later date. The Reiff Family Center of Independence, IA is assisting the family.

Memorials may be made in her name to the St. Lukes Hospice or the American Cancer Society.
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Angi atate

Posted at 08:18pm
What a sweet lady! Marie was a wonderful neighbor and I've missed her since she moved. My thoughts and prayers are with you all. Angi Tate
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Steffania Potter

Posted at 09:43am
To the family, you are all in my thoughts and prayers. I know what your going through. Just continue doing what you are doing. It will take time for you to get back on track but should you need some one to talk to get in touch with me.
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Carman Knebel

Posted at 10:22pm
Marie was a good friend. I was sad to hear of her passing. Trisha, Jim, Julie and John, hugs to all of you. I know you will cherish the memories you have of her. I'll never forget our "meetings" at the Tollgate. Pat Thomas, Barb Helm, Pat Smith and I use to tell you kids we had a meeting and we would meet at the Tollgate and have a great time.
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Ashley

Posted at 07:32pm
Sorry for your loss. Marie was a lovely woman and was a joy to be around. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.
J

Judy Hess

Posted at 12:35pm
John, Anne and family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Judy Hess
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