January 29, 2023

Gerald E. Speer
Age: 77
Died: Tuesday, May 24, 2016 at Garden Valley Retirement Village 
In Garden City
Born: November 4, 1938 in Dighton
Parents: Lloyd Clayton & Amanda Blanche (Franz) Speer
Marriage: to Patty Lyman in 1962 at Raton, New Mexico

Gerald grew up farming and ranching with his family in Lane County and graduated from Dighton High School. He served in the U.S. Army Reserve National Guard until 1964. In the late 60’s he moved to Garden City and worked as a welder and truck driver before getting in the trenching and backhoe business and then starting his own trenching and backhoe service in 1973. He was a pilot and enjoyed flying and building woodworking projects. He was preceded in death by his Parents, 5 Brothers- Giles, Paul, Charles, Keith & Roger & 1 Sister- Berdyna Wheeler.

Survivors: Daughter Kim Morrison Littleton, Colorado
2 Sons Theron Speer Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Garrett Speer Garden City
Identical Twin Jarold Speer Dighton
Brother Delmar Speer Dighton
2 Sisters Wanda King Glen Elder
LaVona Perkins Blue Springs, Missouri
Longtime Companion Esther Walker Scott City
5 Grandchildren
6 Great-Grandchildren

Funeral Service: 2:00 PM Friday
Place: First Assembly Of God Church in Garden City
Officiating: Rev Nathan Sheridan
Burial: Valley View Cemetery in Garden City
Graveside Rites: American Legion District 8 Honor Guard
Kansas National Guard Honor Guard
Memorials: Harry H. Renick American Legion Post # 9
In care of Garnand Funeral Home
Calling Hours: 2:00 PM to 8:00 PM Thursday, 9:00 AM to 10:30 AM Friday
At Garnand Funeral Home
Condolences may be posted at www.garnandfuneralhomes.com