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In Memory of Ashley Speer


1:00 - 4:00pm Saturday, July 1, 2017

Funeral Services

4:00pm Saturday, July 2017

Ashley Grace Speer, age 24 of Glenwood City, passed away June 25, 2017.

Ashley was born May 12, 1993 to Mary Lynn (Clanin) and Kemer Speer. She attended Baldwin-Woodville High School, graduating with the Class of 2011. She worked at the Best Maid Cookie Factory in River Falls for seven years. 

Ashley’s passion in life was horses, dogs, being an avid reader, and the wild adventures of the outdoors. She enjoyed the activities of hiking, mud runs and warrior dashes, volleyball league, and being in the serenity of nature. Her fearless attitude allowed her to shine in 4-H horse shows and FFA, as well as helping her to achieve national awards in dog shows. Ashley loved being surrounded by her family and friends. Wherever she went, she always carried her infectious smile, great love and sweet compassion for others.

Ashley will remain in the hearts of her mother, Mary Lynn (Chad Enerson) Speer of Glenwood City; father, Kemer (Lisa Murray) Speer of Wilson; sister, Jamie (Anthony) Chavez of Bloomer; brother, Taj Speer of Wilson; nieces and nephews, Chloe, Silas, Iyla, and Esmae; grandparents, Jack and Anna Clanin of Turtle Lake, Gaylen and Diane Enerson of Roberts, and Karen Kash of California; aunts and uncles, Jacqueline (Darin) Yates, Lisa (Troy) Larson, Keli (Matt) Rudd, Sheila Enerson, Sarah (Eric) Host, Shelly (Josh) Sturre, and Erik Peterson; many cousins, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her grandparents, Julie and Ken Speer.

A visitation will be held from 1:00 – 4:00pm Saturday, July 1, with a funeral service at 4:00pm, at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home, 1010 Newton St., Baldwin. Memorials are preferred to the family.

Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin

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    • Ashley’s smile lit up the room….or the barn, as I knew her through her love of horses. An extra star shines in the heavens! Saddened at your loss, and hope you have thousands of memories to treasure.

    • My sincere and heartfelt condolences to Kemer and Mary Lynn on your terrible loss.

    • Ashley was a student of mine whom I will never forget. Her kindness to others, beautiful smile and gentle spirit will stay with me. All my prayers and love to her family. May you find peace during this difficult time. You most definitely have an angel looking over you and loving you.


    • I met Ashley when she visited her Aunt Jacque
      & Uncle Darin Yates in Alabama a few weeks
      ago. My friends, Sheila Wood, April McCartney
      & I kayaked with the three of them on Autauga
      Creek one day and we had the best time. We
      were supposed to be cleaning the Creek, but
      We ended up having fun exploring with them
      instead. Ashleywas such a lovely and joyful
      person. We all are so glad we had the
      opportunity to know her, although only briefly.
      What a special young lady who was taken away
      much too soon. Heaven has certainly gained a Beautiful New
      Angel. Our hearts are broken and our prayers are with all
      of you.

    • We would like to express our deepest sympathy to Ashley’s family. We got to meet her at her grand parents home, A great loving personality. We could tell that animals were very important to her.
      Our thoughts are with you, Mary Lin, Jack and Ann.

    • We are so sorry to hear the sad news! Bobby Dow is my God-Son, and great nephew. We’ve only met Ashley one time, at our house near Durand, WI After that one time, I could tell she was the one for Bobby.
      Very polite, knowledgeable about many subjects, and just an all-around great lady. She will certainly be remembered by us, and made a great impression in our lives, as well as the rest of our family.
      The Family, Bobby Dow, and all friends and relatives will be thought of, as well as Ashley, daily. You have our Sincere Sympathy with the terrible tradgedy. Take care of yourselves, and also watch over Bobby for us.
      Crystal Dow Ray Gjerdahl

    • Ashley was always smiling. We know Ashley and her mom from our mastiffs. Ashley was always helping, always leading younger people in handling dogs. She was sweet and kind and a beautiful person. We always saw her at the mastiff nationals and always enjoyed every moment with her. Rest In Peace young angel. You brought smiles to so many. We will always remember your smile.

    • I didn’t know Ashley on a personal level, but she was my younger brother (Jacob crabbs) best friend. I am so sorry that the family of Ashley has to go through this tragedy! She was young and full of spunk! You will be missed Ashley! Rest in paradise

    • Ashley was an amazing person with a kind heart. She spent time with my family when we needed it most. Beautiful smile and personality , Ashley you will be truly missed by all. A true blessing to anyone who knew her. Rest in piece.