Jerry Lee Speiser, long time resident of Defiance, passed away on July 18, 2020 in Cincinnati, Ohio. He was born on March 11, 1938 in Defiance to Paul and Mildred (nee Fahy) Speiser. Jerry served in the US Army in Germany from May 1958 to May 1960. He married Thresa Coressel on July 8, 1961 and they were blessed with 4 children: Lucy, Jackie, Kate & Marvin. Jerry was a truck driver and worked for SNS Express until his retirement in 2003.
Preceded in death by his wife: Theresa (nee Coressel) Speiser, Parents: Paul and Mildred Speiser; and brothers: John and Jim Speiser.
Survivors include his children: Lucy (Andrew) Winter, Jackie Hogrefe, Kate (Robert) Jane and Marvin (Kris) Speiser; siblings: Jeannine (Bob) Luderman, Joe (Judy), Jack (Michelle “Mick”) Speiser, and Judy Bayliss; sister-in-law: Nancy Speiser. Also survived by 10 grandchildren, 5 great grandchildren (with 1 more on the way), numerous nieces and nephews.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, July 24, 2020 at 10 am at St. Isadora’s Catholic Church, 16428 Speaker Rd, Sherwood, OH 43556. Inurnment with Military Honors provided by the US Army will be at 1:30 pm at Sherwood Cemetery. Fr. Jacob Gordon will be officiating the services.
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