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Gerald "Jerry" Spiesz

June 15, 1941 — August 6, 2021

Lake Park

Gerald Allen Spiesz was born June 15, 1941 in Fargo, North Dakota, the son of Woodrow and Eleanor (Fuchs) Spiesz. He passed away August 6, 2021 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Detroit Lakes.

Jerry grew up in Moorhead and graduated from Moorhead high school with the class of 1959. He continued his education at Moorhead State University and later joined the National Guard.

In January of 1965 he was united in marriage to Linda Bekkerus at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Barnesville. To this union three children were born. They made their home Lake Park. Jerry worked for John Morrell for 25 years and over the years drove truck for Booth Trucking and Transystems.

He enjoyed fishing, wood working, collecting bird ornaments, and traveling. Jerry and Linda traveled through 40 states and 6 Canadian provinces. Most recently Jerry had been active in Bible study at Lake Park Lutheran Church.

Jerry is survived by his children: Katherine Raatz, Kristopher (Deborah) Spiesz, Elizabeth Boechler; grandchildren: Nathan Raatz, Ian (Kate) Raatz, Kaaren Spiesz, and Kaia Spiesz; great grandchildren: Carter, Maverick, and Amelia Raatz; siblings: Orville (JoAnn) Spiesz, Judy (Steve) Schwanke, Heidi (Duane) Farnquist.

He was preceded in death by his wife Linda in 2019; parents: Woodrow and Eleanor Spiesz; son-in-law: Christopher Boechler.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

5:00 - 7:00pm (Central time)

David-Donehower Funeral Home

609 US-10, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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Prayer Service

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Starts at 6:30pm (Central time)

David-Donehower Funeral Home

609 US-10, Detroit Lakes, MN 56501

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Visitation

Thursday, August 12, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am (Central time)

Lake Park Lutheran Church

2002 2nd St, Lake Park, MN 56554

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Memorial Service

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Starts at 11:00am (Central time)

Lake Park Lutheran Church

2002 2nd St, Lake Park, MN 56554

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