Richard Specht

Richard L. Specht

Tuesday, October 10th, 1944 - Saturday, June 27th, 2020
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Richard Specht, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Close Window

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question or comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Richard's Tribute Fund

  •  Full Name
  •  Initials
  •  Anonymous
By continuing, you agree with the terms and privacy policy.

Richard's Tribute Fund

There may be a delay while processing. Please do not click the back button or refresh while a payment is processing.


Richard Leigh Specht, age 75, of Dowagiac, died peacefully Saturday, June 27, 2020 in his residence in the comfort of his family’s presence.

He was born October 10, 1944 in Dowagiac, Michigan, the youngest of three boys born to Clifford and Marian Specht. He married Geraldine Swartz February 27, 1965 in Cassopolis, Michigan.

Richard was an amazing husband and father. He was a hard worker and enjoyed staying busy. He loved farming, woodworking, working on tractors and cars, as he was a skilled mechanic. He had a gentle heart for all animals. Richard enjoyed being outdoors and would go fishing in his younger days. He was a pressman with Simplicity Pattern Company in Niles for thirteen years. He then worked at Ameriwood Industries in Dowagiac and retired after twenty five years. Alongside his main employment he also worked for Lyons Industries and at Haggin Wimberley Auto, as a custodian, for fifteen years.

Richard will be greatly missed by family and friends. He is survived by his wife of fifty five years, Geraldine Specht; daughter, Lisa (Matthew) Eddington of Cincinnati, Ohio; son, Gregory Specht of Dowagiac; four grandchildren, Amanda Miller of Columbus, Ohio, Emily Spicher of Dowagiac, Valerie Eddington of Cincinnati, Ohio, Jesse Specht of Dowagiac; four great grandchildren, Bayleigh, Madeline, Dimitri and one on the way; and a host of nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one infant son, Edward; two brothers, Clifford M. Specht and Allan E. Specht, Sr.; one nephew, Allan; and one niece, Linda.

The family will observe a private remembrance.

The family prefers contributions in memory of Richard be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis. Please share a memory or a message online:
Read Less

Sign Up for Notifications

Receive notifications about information and event scheduling for Richard
No funeral details available.


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Richard here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence

Larry Piehlman

Posted at 11:09am
Geraldine and family! I’m so sorry to hear of the death of Richard. Please accept my deepest sorrows. Larry Poehlman

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each
Share by: