Richard Speidel Sr.


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Posted Online: March 26, 2013, 6:41 pm
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Richard E. Speidel Sr., 75, of Davenport, died Monday, March 25, 2013.
Services are 11:30 a.m. Friday at National Cemetery, Arsenal Island. To attend, meet at Runge, Davenport, by 10:30 a.m.
He was born Aug. 18, 1937, in Burlington, Iowa, to Joseph and Jessie Speidel.
Surviving are daughters, Holly (David) Loussaert and Barb (Dale) Harper; son, Richard Speidel Jr., sisters, Shirley Stephens and Nannette Justman; seven grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Don and Bob.














 



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