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Paul A. Specht - 87

8/19/1930 - 4/28/2018

Fulton, IL formerly of Clinton

Paul A. Specht age 87 of Fulton, IL, formerly of Clinton, passed away Saturday April 28, 2018 at Harbor Crest Nursing Home in Fulton. Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday May 5th at St. John Lutheran Church, Clinton. Visitation will be held Friday 5 – 7 PM at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton and Saturday 10:00 AM until the service hour at the church. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery. Casket bearers will be members of his family. Memorials may be given to the St. John Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com Paul was born on Aug. 20, 1930 in Ackley, IA, the son of William and Laura (Yocum) Specht. He served in the Iowa National Guard for over 26 years. He married Lois Smith on Nov. 26, 1965 in Clinton. Paul was an electrician for E.I. DuPont for over 40 years. He was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, where he served as an elder and an usher. He was a past member of the board at Gateway Credit Union. Paul enjoyed reading, traveling, his family outings, and sports. Paul is survived by his wife, Lois Specht of Fulton, IL; his two daughters, Linda (Charles) Janson of Des Moines, IA and Susan (Dale) Swanson of Aurora, IL; four grandchildren, Chris (Kelly) Janson, Erin (Seth) Kaiser, Allyce (Phil) Trusheim, and Amy (Nate) Hoidas; five great grandchildren, Everett, Isaac, Charlie, Maya, and Henry; and three sisters, Bernice Shafer of Kerrville, TX, Vivian Maze of Bettendorf, IA, and Peggy Terry of Albany, IL. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, William, and a sister, Jean.

Visitation:

Visitation will be held Friday 5 – 7 PM at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton and Saturday 10:00 AM until the service hour at the church.

Service:

Funeral service will be held 11:00 AM Saturday May 5th at St. John Lutheran Church, Clinton. Burial will be at Oakland Cemetery.

4 Comments

  • Autumn Eggers

    on 04/30/18

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I know how hard it can be to lose someone you love.  The bible has brought me comfort and it can bring you comfort to during these difficult times. My favorite scripture to look to is Revelation's 21: 3,4 which says," With that I heard A loud voice from the throne say: "Look! The tent of God is with mankind, and they will be his people. And God himself will be with them. And he will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning, nor outcry, nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away." Also JW.org is a resource to help you find more comfort from the bible to help you through this increadably hard time.
  • Debbie Ebensberger Farrell

    on 05/02/18

    Linda & family, thinking of you and remembering days gone by. My sympathy. Debbie
  • Jean and Ed Hupfer

    on 05/03/18

    Lois and family, Jean and I have known you for many years, since the Harding days. Paul was a wonderful man! Cheerish the memories! We're sending our prayers, Jean and Ed
  • pape

    on 05/03/18

    Paul was a neighbor of ours for many years and a really good guy. Always pleasant and kind. The smile in his picture looks exactly as I remember him. -Mike Moran

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