Bonita Hagedorn Speight

Friday, September 10, 2010

Funeral services for Mrs. Bonita Hagedorn Speight, 87, of Spencer, will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 10, at First Christian Church in Spencer. Rev. Luther Thoresen will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin after 3 p.m. Thursday with the family present from 6-8 p.m. Thursday at the Warner Funeral Home of Spencer.

Interment will take place in Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Following graveside services, there will be a lunch served at the Moose Lodge of Spencer.

Mrs. Speight passed away Tuesday, Sept. 7, 2010, at Spencer Hospital.

Bonita Lavon (Hagedorn) Speight, the daughter of Arthur and Etta (Miller) Johnson, was born May 20, 1923, in Dickens. Her childhood years were spent in the Ruthven area, where she received her education, graduating from Lake Center High School.

Bonnie married Harold Hagedorn on Dec. 24, 1940, in Hartley. Following their marriage, they lived in Ruthven and later moved to Spencer in 1962. Harold passed away on Feb. 8, 1976.

Bonnie married Howard Speight on Oct. 14, 1977, in Spencer. Following their marriage, they lived in Spencer, where she worked as an inspector for Aalf's Manufacturing for 12 years and later at Spencer National until her retirement. She was a member of the First Christian Church in Spencer. She was also active in the Eagle's Club, the Moose Lodge and the American Legion Auxiliary. In her spare time, she loved to travel and spend time with her grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Harold Hagedorn in 1976; her son, Jim; her second husband, Howard Speight in 1994; two brothers: Don and Alvin; and two sisters: Ina Goff and Ann Thompson.

Left to cherish her memory are her children: Virginia Glaser and her husband, Dan of Ruthven; Charles Hagedorn and his wife, Zelda of Dickens, Ina Rae Chapman and her husband, Larry of Greenville, and Dianne Eldridge and her husband, Jim of Spencer; a daughter-in-law, Jody Hagedorn of Dickens; two stepsons: Rob Speight and his wife, Cyndy of Anchorage, Alaska, and Howard Speight, III and his wife, Alyce of Spencer; sister-in-law, Ruth Johnson of Spencer; many grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.