DOUGLAS R. SPEAKMAN, of Fort Wayne, entered into his heavenly home Monday, May 10, 2021. He was a native of Van Wert, Ohio. Doug worked for Kroger for 30 years as an employee trainer, served for 10 years in welcoming and hospitality at Trinity English Lutheran Church, and was also employed at numerous churches in the Fort Wayne area as an organist and choir director. He is survived by his soul mate and best friend, Tim; his beloved dogs, Penny and Peanut; his nieces and nephews, Tom, Doug, Laura, Stella, Kim, Kris, Kaury, and Kerry; his extended family, Max and Sandy, and Jill and Andy; as well as numerous other close friends including his cherished Bible study group at Calvary United Methodist Church, Fort Wayne where he was a member. A service celebrating Doug's life is 11 a.m. Saturday, July 10, 2021, at Trinity English Lutheran Church, 450 W. Washington Blvd., Fort Wayne, with visitation beginning at 9:30 a.m. Memorials may be made to Humane Fort Wayne, or The Fort Wayne Children's Zoo. Arrangements by Fairhaven Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
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Published by Fort Wayne Newspapers on May 16, 2021.