Speltz, Laurine Schneider age 91, died on October 24, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, MN. She was among the first graduates of the University of Minnesota's medical technology program. Laurine's second career was her partnership with her husband, Dr. Jerome C. Speltz, and raising their eight children with selfless love. She managed all the business and customer service aspects of her husband's veterinary practice, and with him worked to restore historic architectural buildings in Winona, MN, and Holy Trinity Church in Rollingstone, MN. A funeral mass will be held Tuesday, October 29, at 12:00 noon, at Holy Trinity Church, Rollingstone, MN, preceded by visitation from 11:00 to 12:00. Laurine is preceded in death by her husband, Dr. Jerome C. Speltz. Survivors include: sisters Mary Schneider Reese and Barbara Schneider Carney; daughters Laurine M. Speltz (Denis Ryono), Ann Speltz (Stephen Fedo), and Paula Roe (Roger Roe); sons Jerome J. Speltz (Lisa Winkelmann Speltz), Louis Speltz (Vicki Bailey), Joseph Speltz (Deann Gehlhaart Speltz), John Speltz (Ellen Fuchsel Speltz), and Michael Speltz; grandchildren Elena Roe Sparling (Kenneth Sparling), Madeline Roe, Elizabeth Speltz, Amelia Fedo, Sydney Speltz, Tanner Speltz, Katherine Speltz, Jonathan Speltz, and Nathan Speltz, and great-grandchild Everett Sparling.
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.