Mary J. Speed, 89, Brainerd, died Sunday, March 21, 2004, at her home. She was born on Nov. 23, 1914, in Manfred, N.D., to Michael and Grace (Janisch) Seil. She married Roy Speed on Oct. 24, 1936, in Minneapolis. She was a registered nurse and was employed at St. Joseph's Medical Center as a nursing supervisor for many years, retiring in 1979. She was a member of the Assemblies of God Church in Brainerd.
She is survived by son, Robert (Marcia) of Breezy Point; her daughter, Karin (Terry) Hines of Baxter; her brother, Vic Seil of Sykeston, N.D.; her sisters, Margaret Wilson of Tripoli, Iowa, Anne Grant of St. Cloud, and Joan Kahl of Fessenden, N.D.; 11 grandchildren, Brooke Plan, Erika Speed, Janna Aho, Kate Speed, Michael Aho, Rebecca Langer, Ryan Speed, Hanni Raymond, Paul Raymond, Eric Raymond and Johanna Raymond; and her three great-grandchildren, Blake Plan, Jewel Aho and Brynn Plan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Roy, her son, Ronald, three brothers, Harold, Frank and John, and two sisters, Catherine Seil and Betty Laber.
The funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 25, 2004, at 1 p.m. at the Assemblies of God Church in Brainerd with Pastor Mark Boone officiating. Interment will be in Evergreen Cemetery. Friends may call on Wednesday, March 24, 2004, from 5-7 p.m. at Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Arrangements are with the Halvorson-Johnson Funeral Home in Brainerd.
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