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October 1, 1950 – Thursday, May 9, 2013

Service Information
Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, MN
Monday, May 13, 2013
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted, MN
Sunday, May 12, 2013
4-8 P.M.

Michael Raymond Specken, age 62, of Winsted passed away on Thursday, May 9, 2013 at his residence surrounded by family following a two year battle with cancer.

He was born on October 1, 1950 in Minneapolis the son of Raymond & Mary (Littfin) Specken.

Mike graduated from Holy Trinity High School in 1968. He later graduated from Dunwoody Institute specializing in Tool & Die making.

On October 28, 1968, Michael R. Specken and Marietta R. Cochran were joined in holy marriage. God blessed their marriage with five children.

He was employed by Sterner Lighting in Winsted for more than forty years. Also employed for two years at AWI in Winsted before retiring.

Mike was a faithful, lifelong member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted and was a twenty-five year member of The Knights of Columbus Council # 8253.

He enjoyed fishing, woodworking, yard work, cooking, family vacations, his children and especially his grandchildren.

Survived by his loving wife of forty-four years: Marietta R. Specken; four children: Michael (Lynn) Specken of Waconia, Thomas Specken of Winsted, Tammy Specken of Eau Claire and Mindy (Brad Radtke) of Winsted; grandchildren: Bess, Beau, Brooks and Bennett Specken; Caleb and Marissa Radtke; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Annette (Gary) Norman, Kevin Cochran and Dolly (Guy) Hedtke; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Preceded in death by a twin daughter: Tonya, his parents, mother-in-law: RoseAnn (Joseph) Loebertmann, father-in-law: Gerald (Betty) Cochran, brother-in-law: Lester “Buddy” Cochran, a future son-in-law: Chris Mueller and by a godchild: Nate Westrup.

A Concelebrated Mass of Christian Burial for Michael Specken will be held on Monday, May 13th at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Paul Schumacher and Father Tony Hesse will be the Concelebrants.

Interment Holy Trinity Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Sunday, May 12th from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. A Prayer service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Further visitation will be held on Monday morning, May 13th from 9:30-10:30 A.M. at the funeral home.

Gift Bearers will be Bess, Beau, Brooks and Bennett Specken, Caleb and Marissa Radtke.

Casket Bearers will be Ken Westrup, Ray Getz, Ole Johnson, Dan Dooley, Deano Schermann, Glen Heller, Wayne Decker, Jerry Wemhoff and Bill Lachermeier.

6 Guestbook Entries

  1. Rita Strickland

    Tom, thinking of you and your family in this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers!

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  2. Michael Thoennes

    Marietta and family,
    It is always hard to lose a husband and a father; he (with you by his side), fought the good fight. While this is a difficult time, to say the least, know that he felt (and feels) your love and desire that he be counted among all the saints in heaven. May you be comforted by family and friends. God bless you during this time; Monday, celebrate his entry into the communion of saints. God bless you.

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  3. Jason, Jean, Carl Horrmann

    Marietta and family, hold on to the wonderful memories you have. They will help you during this difficult time. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

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  4. kathy ramthun and amy shaw

    Dear Marietta and kids; Amy and I send you our deepest sympathy. We do know what you are dealing with as we have been there. It does not make it any easier, but rely on God and all the family and friends that you have. You have lots because you are great people. You have our prayers and thoughts. Love, Kathy and Amy

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  5. shelley hagen bergman

    So sorry to hear of your loss!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!! God bless his soul for he is in a much better place and feels no more pain……

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  6. shelley hagen bergman

    So sorry to hear of your loss!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with you all!!! God bless his soul for he is in a much better place and feels no more pain……

    Reply

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