Gary Speelman

December 5, 1954 ~ March 23, 2024 (age 69) 69 Years Old

Gary Speelman Obituary

Gary E. Speelman, age 69, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Saturday, March 23, 2024. Gary was born on December 5, 1954, in Toledo, Ohio to Dale and Marilyn (Kaiser) Speelman. Gary was a graduate of E.L. Bowsher High School, class of 1972, and attended the University of Toledo. He enjoyed coaching his children’s t-ball, softball, and basketball teams and spent his free time watching the History Channel and collecting coins. Gary was an avid fan of the Cleveland Browns, the Cleveland Indians, and The Ohio State University Buckeyes. 

 Gary will be lovingly remembered by his wife of 47 years Liz (Heldt), his children Sara (Judson), Andrew, and Ashley (Freely), his grandchildren Lily, Marley and William Lohman, and Quinn Speelman, his sister Sally (Bill) Zak, and sister-in-law’s Sally Speelman, Teresa (Gordon) MacRitchie, Barbara Jordan and Judy Heldt.

 Gary is preceded in death by his parents, his brother Roger Speelman, and his daughter-in-law Bailey Speelman.

 The family would like to thank staff of Care360 Hospice for their incredible help, compassion, care, and support through this difficult time. 

 Please join Gary’s family for a celebration of life on Friday, April 12 from 2pm-8pm at the Glass City Riverwalk Pavilion located in the Glass City Metro Park on the Maumee River. In lieu of flowers, please consider donating to The American Cancer Society or to Care360 Hospice.


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Celebration of Life
April 12, 2024

2:00 PM
Glass City Metro Park, Glass City Riverwalk Pavilion, Maumee River


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