Mary Elizabeth Specken

Mary Elizabeth Specken, age 89 of Winsted, died Saturday, Dec. 23, 2000, at St. Mary's Care Center, Winsted.

Mary was born June 25, 1911, in Winsted Township, the daughter of Leonard and Mary (Westrup) Littfin.

On Dec. 28, 1948, Mary and Raymond Specken were joined in holy marriage at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted. Their marriage was blessed with a son, Mike.

Ray preceded his wife in death on Jan. 4, 1990.

Mary lived in Winsted her entire life and was a lifetime member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church and the Council of Catholic Women.

She enjoyed gardening, crocheting and cooking; and loved her grandchildren and her great-grandson.

Mary is survived by her son, Mike (Marietta) Specken of Winsted; grandchildren: Mike (Lynn) Specken of Waconia, Tom Specken of Winsted, Tammy Specken and special friend, Chris Mueller, of Eau Claire, Wis.; and Mindy Specken and special friend, Brad Radtke, and great-grandson, Caleb Radtke, all of Winsted.

She is further survived by sisters-in-law, Adeline Karels and Annie Pierson; a brother-in-law, Lambert Meuleners; nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, Mary was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Tonya Marie; her parents; an infant sister, Magdalen; brothers, John Littfin Sr., Ralph Littfin, and Albert "Al" Littfin; and sisters, Margaret Harken and Clara Knoop.

A Mass of Christian Burial Thursday, Dec. 28, 10:30 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Winsted. The Rev. Paul L. Wolf was the celebrant, and organist was Lavon Kielkucki. Interment followed at the Holy Trinity Cemetery.

Friends called from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 27, at the Chilson Funeral Home, Winsted, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

Casket bearers were Jack Littfin, Jerry Littfin, Kenny Knoop, Dennis Johnson, Kenny Westrup, Dave Westrup and Raymond Getz.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family.

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