Adele Joan Spieker
1932 - 2020

Adele J. (Nee: Janiak) Spieker

1932 - 2020

RACINE- Adele Joan Spieker, 88, passed away at Froedtert Hospital South in Kenosha from complications of COVID-19 on Thursday, November 12, 2020.

She was born in Racine on October 25, 1932 to Joseph and Constance (nee: Kawa) Janiak and was a lifelong resident of Racine.

Adele was united in marriage to Eugene L. Spieker on June 15, 1957 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church. Together they raised their family of five children. Her legacy will always be her great love for her family.

Adele is survived by her children, Jodi (Amedee) Sanchez of Orting, WA, Kevin (Sue) Spieker of Burlington, WI, Anne Spieker of Manitowac, WI, Maria (Steve) Duea of West Linn, OR, and Cindy (Todd) Naeve of Racine.

Adele was blessed with and thoroughly enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren; Kaitlin Clancy, Megan Goldenshteyn, Allison Goar, Ericka Temple, Melanie Jacobs, Dexter and Quinn Spieker, Mitchell and Aidan Duea, and Connor and Isabelle Naeve. She was equally blessed to have six great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews that loved her.

Adele will be remembered by her family and friends as a warm and loving person. If you asked her about her greatest joy, she would say it was spending time with her family. She was unsurpassed as a mother and grandmother.

Adele was preceded in death by her husband, Gene; parents, Joseph and Constance; in-laws, Leo and Gladys (nee: Fennell) Spieker, Robert Spieker; siblings, Frank, Edward, and Eva Garbarek, Mathew, Chester, Lawrence, and Irene Ruk, Emily Arndt and their spouses, also a special granddaughter, Melina Severo.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, services will be held with immediate family only. Thank you for your understanding.

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Published by Racine Journal Times on Nov. 15, 2020.
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Our condolences to you Cindy and Todd and your family on the passing of your mother. I met your mother many years ago when we would be at the JMBA center and we would be swimming. Her smile was like sunshine when she entered the room. We enjoyed our swim talks about her travels with her grandchildren to different countries that I had been to.
Larry and Lana Bublitz
November 22, 2020
Our sympathies to the family. I remember Adele as always having a soft smile. She was so kind to my family and was so very proud of hers! Thoughts and prayers
Ron and Shelli Farnsworth
November 19, 2020
My sincere condolences to the entire family. I have very fond memories of days spent playing in your home when y'all lived next door to my family. Adele was always very kind to us. I'm certain she will be greatly missed by her kids and grandkids.
Pamela (Wemmert) Keister
November 17, 2020
I´m so sorry to see the passing of Adele. She was such a sweet lady. I golfed with her in the Shoop league many years ago. It was so nice to chat with her after golf. She is also my Aunt Emily´s sister. Your family is in my prayers.
Diane Arndt-Kamm
November 15, 2020