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Douglas W. Speth

Published On: Jun 16 2013 09:44:43 AM CDT

Douglas W. Speth, 79, of Belmont, Wisconsin, died on Friday, June 14, 2013, at Manor Care Health Services.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, 2013 at the Peace Lutheran Church, Belmont. Rev. Connie Matye will officiate. Burial will be at the Belmont Cemetery, where military rites will be accorded. Friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, or from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Tuesday at the church. Memorials may be made to the Doug Speth Memorial Fund. Online condolences can be made at

Doug was born on April 9, 1934 in Belmont, Wisconsin, the son of William and Hilda (Bloom) Speth.

Doug graduated from Belmont Highs School and served in the United States Army. He married Cheryl Cushman on July 6, 1953 in Belmont. They were blessed with three children and seven grandchildren. Doug farmed on the family farm in the Belmont area his entire life. Doug was also on the Board of Directors at Mound City Bank for thirty-four years.

Survivors include his three children, Marty (Maria) Speth, Jennah, Jaida, Jasmin Speth of Delavan, WI; Shari (Jack) Wedig, Tyler, Jordin, Audrey Wedig, Belmont WI; Andrea Speth (fiancé James Krahn) Morgan McKearn of Clinton, WI. Doug was preceded in death by his parents.

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