Joseph P. Specht
Joseph P. Specht
  • March 21, 1935 - October 13, 2017
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Joseph P. Specht, 82, died on Friday, October 13, 2017, after an extended illness. Born in Turtle Creek, PA, on March 21, 1935, Joe was a member of St. Therese Catholic Church. He worked in home building and commercial construction management before declining health forced his early retirement. Joe first dated his wife, Carol (Blance) Specht, when they were students at Elmhurst High School. The couple married in 1955 at St. Joseph Catholic Church and were blessed with five children. Joe leaves behind his wife Carol; children Jene' (Rick) Smith; J.P. (Molly) Specht; Jeffrey Specht; Jo?l (Mike) Harris; and Jerome (Cynthia) Specht; grandchildren Audra, Ryan, Sarah, Jessica, Hannah, Braden, Kelsey, Kylie, Matthew, Mason, Hunter, and Samantha. He also leaves eight great-granddaughters; sister, Dorothy Coleman; and James (Diane) and Mitch Mowery. Joe was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Donald Specht; and brothers-in-law Duke Blance and Robert Coleman.

Calling is Friday, October 27, 2017, at Klaehn, Fahl, & Melton Funeral Home, 6424 Winchester Road, Fort Wayne, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. On Saturday a funeral mass is planned for Joe's immediate family with interment of his ashes in Greenlawn Memorial Gardens. Preferred memorials are to St. Mary's Soup Kitchen, Allen County Right to Life, Mass Intentions, or the charity of your choice.