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December 17, 1924 – Sunday, April 13, 2014

Service Information
Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo, MN
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014
One hour prior to services

Beatrice M. “Bea” (Holt) Specht, age 89, of Buffalo passed away on Sunday, April 13th, 2014 at Park View Care Center in Buffalo.

She was born December 17, 1924 in Barnesville, Minnesota the daughter of Willard & Matilda Opsahl Holt. Bea graduated from Barnesville High School in 1943 and later attended The Interstate Business College in Fargo. Prior to her marriage, she worked for NW Bell Telephone Company in Fargo.

On April 19, 1947, Beatrice M. Holt and Jerome E. Specht were joined in holy marriage at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Barnesville, Minnesota. God blessed their marriage with three children.

Bea worked in the office of Christianson Chevrolet in Buffalo and later served as a Deputy Clerk in The Wright County Clerk of Court Office. She supported her fellow workers, walking picket lines while an employee of NW Bell in Fargo and later in the 70’s as an employee of Wright County.

Bea was a long time member of Zion Lutheran Church, active in Ladies Aide and making crafts for the annual Harvest of Hands Festival. She was a member of the Buffalo Women’s Club, an avid golfer and a Buffalo Heights Women’s League Champion. She was proud of her Norwegian heritage and didn’t speak English until she started school. She enjoyed sharing her heritage in the arts of rosemaling, hardanger embroidery and baking lefse, krumkaka and making rommegrot.

Bea is survived by loving husband Jerome “Jerry” Specht; children: Jeff (Jerris) Specht of Mesa, Arizona, Sharon (Mike) Hickman of Golden Valley and LeAnn (Harley) Pommier of Buffalo; five grandchildren and nine great grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents and by two sisters: Gladys Novak & Marian Hillrud.
We would like to thank the staffs at Park Terrace Assisted Living and Park View Care Center for their loving care of Bea over the past 2 years.

A celebration of Bea’s life will be held Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014 at 11:00 A.M. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo.

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 22nd at the church one hour prior to services.

Interment will follow at Zion Lutheran Cemetery.

3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Sheila Knop LaPlant

    Jerry and family; God bless you all during this difficult time. Take comfort in knowing your sweet Bea is at peace. I will miss her very much and I offer my sincere condolences. Hugs to you all.

  2. Joann Hackenmueller

    Will always remember you and the great times I had with you at Medina. My sympathy to the family.

  3. Colleen Schnappauf

    We are very sorry to hear of Bea’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

    All of us at Ameriprise Financial
    Erik Swanson
    Colleen Schnappauf


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