Jack Spieth

Jack Spieth, of Merriam, passed away Monday, August 1, 2011, quietly at his home after breakfast.   Jack was born December 31, 1929, to the late Harold and Yola Spieth in Columbus, Kansas.  He helped his dad farm and make wheat harvest runs throughout the Wheat Belt in the 1940’s.  On July 22, 1948, Jack married Donna Moore in Columbus, Kansas. 

 

In 1952 he enlisted in the United States Coast Guard and served in New Orleans, Louisiana and Ketchikan, Alaska.  He later attended the University of Kansas.  Jack and Donna moved to Merriam in 1957.  He worked as a mechanical engineer for Bendix and joined King Radio in 1968 designing aircraft instrumentation before retiring in 1989. 

 

Jack enjoyed golf with his buddies as recently as 6 weeks ago, hunting, walking his dog Paws, making toy windmills, which adore the home, eating Donna’s cooking, and even mowing the lawn.  He is preceded in death by his two brothers, Kenneth and Bill and sister Eudora. 

 

Jack is survived by his loving wife Donna, of 63 years and his son Dean Spieth and wife Lynn; and numerous nieces, nephews and friends.

 

Visitation and Funeral Service

 

Visitation will be 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, August 4, 2011, at the Amos Family Chapel of Shawnee.  A celebration of Jack’s life will be held at 9 a.m., Friday, August 5, 2011, at the funeral home. 


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Posted in Obituaries | on Monday, Aug. 1st 2011 | 7 Comments »

7 Comments on “Jack Spieth”

  1. Larry & Bonnie Brock Says:

    We have many great memories of visits with uncle Jack and we’ll always treasure them. We’re very sorry for your loss and we share your grief at the loss of a wonderful person. He will live forever in our hearts.

    Larry and Bonnie Brock

  2. Dave Spieth Says:

    Aunt Donna, Dean, Lynn, My love and prayers are with you. We will all miss Uncle Jack. He was one of a kind. He loved you all very much. GOD BLESS. Dave.

  3. Sherill Easley Says:

    I will truly miss Uncle Jack and his humor. I really enjoyed visiting with him on Skype. Love Always, Sherill

  4. Jean Barnes Ommerle Says:

    I am so sad to have missed knowing Jack Spieth. Via e-mail facilitated by our mutual cousin Ray Beamer, I found that Jack Spieth recalled my mom who was his first cousin (Ruth Beamer Barnes) and her sisters, my aunts. I had hoped to visit with him on a future visit home to Kansas. My send sincere condolences to all his close family and friends.

  5. Gerald Speith Says:

    I was so saddended when I received this email concerning Jack.
    Jack and I use to communicate via email in regard to Speith Genealogy. He was so informed.
    Gerald R. Speith

  6. Stan & Jackie Wollard Says:

    I share your loss as Jack a very good friend when I worked at King Radio. We shared many enjoyable and memorable times hunting on my farm with Jim Kehling, Kent Quick and others over the years. He would even bring Christmas gifts for my younger daughter and son Heather and Aaron when they were young. I know each time my oldest son, Todd Wollard also one of his hunting friends, and I enter the woods to hunt we will remember the deer stand he used, the great smell of that pipe and our good times hunting. He will be missed.

  7. BILL AND MARGE HILL Says:

    WE WERE SHOCKED AND SADDENED TO RECEIVE NEWS OF JACK’S DEATH THIS MORNING. SO GLAD WE WERE ABLE TO KEEP UP WITH HIM AND DONNA OVER THE YEARS, ESPECIALLY AFTER EMAIL BECAME AVAILABLE. WE ENJOYED OUR LAST VISIT WITH THEM A FEW YEARS BACK AND HAD HOPED TO GET BACK TO KANSAS TO VISIT AGAIN, BUT TIME DIDN’T PRESENT ITSELF. DONNA, YOU AND DEAN AND LYNN WILL BE IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS AS YOU GO THROUGH THIS SAD AND DIFFICULT PERIOD.

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