Janet Elaine Speer


Janet Elaine Speer, 75, of Elkader, passed away Monday, August 26, 2013, at Mercy Hospital in Cedar Rapids. She was born October 25, 1937, in Fairfield, Iowa, to Theodore and Wilma (Manning) Cassabaum. Janet graduated from Fairfield High School.

She retired from Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids.

Survivors include five daughters, Debra (Rick) Gordon of Houston, TX, Marty Meyer of Elkader, Lori Daly of Wappingers Falls, NY, Judy (Chip Thompson) Groenwald of Newton, Kelley Stagg of Houston, TX; seven grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren, three sisters, Carolyn (Kenneth) Heston of Ankeny, Nancy (Lou) Dermody of Seminole, FL, Linda Winton of Vancouver, WA; sister-in-law, Deanna Mysak of Marion; several nieces and nephews and many friends.

Janet was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Richard Cassabaum and son-in-law, Allen Meyer.

A memorial service was held Friday, August 30, 2013, at 11 a.m. at First Congregational Church, Elkader, with the Rev. Jerry Chase officiating. There will be a private family inurnment at Memorial Lawn Cemetery, Fairfield, Iowa. Visitation was Friday from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church.

Leonard Funeral Home of Elkader is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left with www.leonardfuneralhomes.com.


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