Eugene "Gene" Speltz
Moultonboro----- Eugene “Gene” Speltz, 91, of Indian River Estates, Vero Beach, Florida and Moultonboro, New Hampshire died March 6, 2010 in Florida.
Gene was born in Winona, Minnesota in 1918, the son of Alex and Antoinette Speltz. He graduated from the Winona elementary schools, from Sparta (Wisconsin) High School in 1935 and graduated with a BA degree from the University of Wisconsin School of Commerce in 1939. He was a member of the Delta Sigma Pi Professional Commerce fraternity.
In 1939, Gene was recruited by General Electric Co. for its Business Training program. His initial assignment was in the Bridgeport, Conn. plant. While hospitalized there for an appendectomy, his nurse was Elizabeth “Betty” Turner, whom he subsequently courted and married in 1943. Subsequent General Electric assignments were in Syracuse, New York in 1946, Chicago in 1955, New York City in 1956 and in 1972 at GE’s Corporate Offices in Fairfield, Conn. where he was responsible for consulting and interpreting for GE’s accounting and valuation policies for its foreign affiliated companies. Meanwhile, his wife, Betty, was expanding their home- front family by giving birth to two sons and a daughter. Gene retired from GE in 1983 after forty-three years of service.
Initially Gene and Betty spent their retirement years between their Connecticut house and vacation house in Moultonboro, New Hampshire. Later, they sold their Connecticut home and split their time between New Hampshire and Indian River Estates, in Vero Beach. After fifty-nine years of devoted marriage, Gene’s wife, Betty, predeceased him in 2002.
Survivors are sons, David and his wife, Nike, of Portsmouth, NH, Paul and his wife, Renee, of Moultonboro, N.H. and New York City, and daughter, Karen Abramson, and husband, Ray, of Westport, Conn. and Moultonboro, N.H. He also had eight grandchildren and three great granddaughters. In addition to his wife and his parents, he was predeceased by three brothers, Elmer, James and Richard.
There will be no calling hours.
A Memorial Service will be held at a later date at the Center Harbor Congregational Church.
Burial will be in the family lot in Middleneck Cemetery, Moultonboro, N.H. next to his deceased wife, Betty.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Loon Preservation Committee, PO Box 604, Moultonboro, NH 03254 or the Society for the Protection of NH Forests, 54 Portsmouth St, Concord, NH 03301, Attn: Susanne Kibler-Hacker. Donations for this organization may also be made on-line at HYPERLINK "http://www.forestsociety.org/donate/memorial" www.forestsociety.org/donate/memorial.
Wilkinson-Beane-Simoneau-Paquette Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N.H. is in charge of the arrangements.