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Gerald Dean SpeerPassing: June 2, 2023


Chastain Funeral Home

Funeral Service

Thursday, June 8th @ 10:30am


Chastain Funeral Home

Wednesday, June 7th @ 4:00pm-7:00pm

Thursday, June 8th @ 9:30am-10:30am


Fairview Cemetery

Thursday, June 8th

MITCHELL – Gerald Dean Speer, 65, passed away Friday, June 2, 2023, at IU Health Methodist Hospital.

Born June 11, 1957, in Bedford, he was the son of Ernest Gerald and Barbara Sue (Brown) Speer. He married Catherine Ann Weaver on July 28, 1979, and she survives.

Gerald worked as a truck driver at Flynn & Sons. He loved fishing, preaching at churches, and being with his grandkids.

Survivors include his wife, Cathy Speer of Mitchell; sons, Jeremy Dean Speer of Mitchell and Justin (Michal) Speer of Mitchell; grandchildren, Ezekial Speer, Elisha Speer, Enoch Speer, and one on the way; siblings, Ernest Dale Speer of Mitchell and Diane (Doug) Mitchner of Ellettsville.

His parents preceded him in death.

Funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 8, in the Memorial Chapel of Chastain Funeral Home & Cremation Center with Pastor Curtis Pruett officiating.  Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Bedford.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. Wednesday and from 9:30 a.m. until the service on Thursday at the funeral home.

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8 Guest Comments

  1. Guest: Trent Freed | Bedford, IN
    Date: June 10, 2023
    Our sincere sympathies & prayers for the entire family, as you continue to celebrate Mr. Speer's life. May you find favor in God's care & comfort in His peace. Sorry for your loss!
  2. Guest: Garry and Janice Baker | Port St Lucie, Florida
    Date: June 9, 2023
    Dean has fought a good fight and has reached the prize that we as Christians are working toward (And so shall we ever be with the Lord Our deepest sympathy’s to Cathy and the children Also to Ernie and Diane Garry and Janice Baker
  3. Guest: Michael Scalf | Odon
    Date: June 8, 2023
    I have known Dean most of my life. Many fond memories of church, church camp, etc. Dean was a good man, and will most definitely be missed, Prayers for the family.
  4. Guest: Curtis Pruett | Indiana
    Date: June 7, 2023
    Brother Dean and I were associate pastors to his father Garold at Englewood Trinity Church in Bedford, In. We’ve been friends since high school. He will surely be missed!!
  5. Guest: Mike Kern | Ellettsville IN
    Date: June 7, 2023
    So sorry to hear of Dean's passing, Kim and I have good memories of Dean, he came to our aid when we had our store in Mitchell as a police officer he took care of a situation. He was very professional and kind. You and your family are in our prayers. Kim and Mike Kern
  6. Guest: William ( Bill) Sallee | Orleans, Indiana
    Date: June 4, 2023
    I worked with Dean at Mitchell Police Department he was a good man it was a pleasure knowing him RIP my friend.Cathy and family I pray our savior Jesus will give you comfort knowing he is with God.
  7. Guest: Alan and Nicki Wesner | Leesville Indiana
    Date: June 4, 2023
    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
  8. Guest: Ron smith | Mitchell , Indiana
    Date: June 4, 2023
    Gona miss Dean Always help you in a heartbeat! Rest in Peace Dean until we meet again my friend!