Elga L. (Lenz) Speer

TALLMADGE -- Elga L. Speer, 76, of Tallmadge, passed away April 14, 2013 after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was born in Germany, immigrated to the United States in 1952 with her parents and sister, and lived in the Akron area since.

A resident of Tallmadge since 1967, she worked for Textile Rubber Company for over 40 years as an Executive Secretary and Bookkeeper. Elga was a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church, German Family Society, A New Adventure (widows and widowers social group) and Bay Point Yacht Club, spending summers on Lake Erie, boating, fishing with friends. She enjoyed many crafts, including knitting, sewing, and ceramics, as well as playing cards, reading and spending time with her cat, Heidi.

In 2007, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, George Speer.

Elga is survived by sister, Erna (Jerry) Kerr of Cuyahoga Falls; sisters-in-law, Julie (Ed) Constantine of Akron, Helene Speer of Tallmadge; stepmother-in-law, Frieda Speer of Akron; and many nieces and nephews.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, 2013 at Donovan Funeral Home, 17 Southwest Ave. (on the Historic Tallmadge Circle), with Rev. Keith Johnson officiating. Interment will be at Tallmadge Cemetery. Visitation will be 5 until 8 p.m. Friday, April 19, 2013 at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Cancer Research Fund at Summa Health System Foundation, 525 E. Market St., Akron, Ohio 44304, Attn.: Cancer Research.



Funeral Home

Donovan Funeral Home
17 Southwest Avenue Tallmadge, OH 44278
(330) 633-3350

Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Apr. 18 to Apr. 19, 2013