Cyril Norbert Speltz, 80, of rural Altura, died Tuesday, July 16, 2013, in Lewiston, at Speltz Estates Assisted Living on Hospice Care.

He was born Sept. 8, 1932, in Winona, to Vincent and Susan (Siebenaler) Speltz and attended Holy Trinity School in Rollingstone.

Cyril and Mary Dvorak were married on Nov. 7, 1957, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Adams. They farmed their entire married lives on Oak Ridge.

He had been a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church at Oak Ridge and later became a member of St. Anthony Catholic Church in Altura. He was an active member of the Bishop Francis Kelly Assembly 4th Degree Knights of Columbus. He also belonged to the Altura Lions Club, receiving the Lions' Melvin Jones Fellowship as a result of his involvement in the Altura Habitat for Humanity home. He was inducted in to the 2013 Winona County Fair Hall of Fame. He served on the St. Mary's Cemetery Board at Oak Ridge for 19 years, was a member of the St. Nicholas Society, served as AMPI Division Chairman and enjoyed his involvement in the Winona farmers market.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; four sons, Ron (Linda) of Altura, Randy (Pam) of Plainview, Rick (Michele) of Altura and Bob (Valerie) of Gilbert, Ariz.; his 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Theresa (Purves) Todd of St. Cloud, Mary Ann (Don) Erpelding of Minnetonka, and Geraldine Daley of Preston; two brothers, David and Richard (Carol) Speltz, both of Altura; and an aunt, Lillian Siebenaler of Winona.

He was preceded in death by a brother-in-law, Peter Daley; and a sister-in-law, Barbara Speltz.

A Funeral Mass was held Monday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Rollingstone. Burial was at St. Mary's Cemetery at Oak Ridge.

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