Speich, Alice B. (1892 - 1982)







----Source: Tribune-Record-Gleaner (Clark County, Wis.) 02/03/1982

Speich, Alice B. (1892 - 1982)

Alice B. Speich, 89, died on Jan. 23, 1982, at Paradise Valley Hospital, National City, Cal. She had been residing with her daughter, Mrs. Arthur (Gretchen Acker) Hokenson for the past seven years.

Alice Birdeen Richelieu was born on June 13, 1892, to Martin and Ida (nee Steele) Richelieu at the Old Richelieu homestead just one and one-half miles east of Greenwood, Clark County. The Richelieu family were pioneers, the grandfather having come to the area with logging crews in the early 1900's. They lived at Thorp, Atwood, Rib Lake and always returned to the Greenwood area.

Alice Richelieu married Walter H. Acker on Feb. 25, 1916, and they resided on a farm he cleared of virgin timber seven and one-half miles northeast of Greenwood in the Town of Beaver. To this union, two children were born, a son, Donald, now retired and living in Mission Viejo, Cal. and a daughter, Gretchen (Acker) Hokenson of National City, Cal. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Nancy and Donald Hokenson.

Walter Acker died in 1955 and in 1956 Alice married John Speich in Yuma, Ariz. They resided in Greenwood. Mr. Speich passed away in 1965.

Mrs. Speich continue to live in Greenwood until her health failed in 1975 and she went to lived with Gretchen Hokenson in California.

The Neptune Society was in charge of cremation and no public services were held at this time.



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