Colleen Speed

Friday, October 24, 2008

Funeral services for mrs. Colleen Speed, 71 of Webb will be held at 10:30 a.m., today, Friday, Oct. 24, 2008 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. Allen Reicks will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Garfield Cemetery at 2 p.m. Friday following lunch at the church.

Colleen passed away Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2008 at Spencer Hospital.

Colleen Ann Speed, the daughter of Phillip and Helen Sweeney Fogarty, was born Dec. 26, 1936 in Lake Park. Her childhood years were spent in West Bend and Lake Park, where she received her early education. Her family later moved to Gillett Grove, where she graduated from high school. After high school, she began work at the Spencer Hospital and continued working there for many years, 26 years in Home Health.

Colleen married Robert Speed on May 4, 1957 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Following their marriage, they farmed near Webb for many years. Colleen was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Sioux Rapids, where she was a president of the Women's Guild for many years. She was also very active in the Webb Community, serving as a first responder for the Webb Fire Dept, was involved in community drives, won the 4-H volunteer award, was president of the Library Board, the Centennial Committee, Red Hat Club and Federated Women's Club. Colleen also enjoyed the Clay County Fair and was superintendent of the Dog Show for 35 years and was clerk for the Hog Show for 4-H for many years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Phillip and Helen Fogarty; a granddaughter, Abbey Kacmarynski; a grandson, Michael Kacmarynski; two brothers: Tim and Joe Fogarty; a sister, Phyllis Oviatt and two brother-in laws: Jim Finneman and Dennis Ewoldt.

Colleen is survived by her husband, Robert of Webb; her children: Marcia Sikora of Spencer, Richard Speed and his wife, Cindy of Sergeant Bluff, Mary Kacmarynski and her husband, Dennis of Spencer, and Dan Speed and wife, Cindy of Wilton; 14 grandchildren; a soon-expected great-grandchild; eight brothers and sisters; and a sister-in-law.

Warner Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of arrangements.