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June 12, 1953 - December 25, 2019
Donald Roland Speck was born June 12, 1953 in St. Louis, MO. He was the son of Roland Gustav and Ruth Elinor (nee Haber) Speck. He died on December 25, 2019 at his Festus home at the age of 66. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Ann Speck, Festus; children, Christopher Donald (Candace) Speck, De Soto, and Katherine Patricia (David) Sandidge, Pevely; six grandchildren: Gavin, Aimee, Thomas, Cayden, Nolan, and Rylan; and his sister, Doris Powell, Euclid, OH. He is preceded in death by his parents. Don had earn a Mater’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Missouri-Columbia. As a mechanical engineer for Ralston-Purina for over forty years he obtained several patents for his design of manufacturing equipment.