Obituary-Thaddeus “Thad” David Specht

Thaddeus "Thad" David Specht, 44, of Moline, IL, formerly of Lyndon, IL, passed away suddenly on Sunday, February 18, 2024, at his residence.
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Funeral services will be conducted at 5:00 PM on Monday, February 26, 2024, at the Prophetstown Chapel of the Bosma-Gibson Funeral Home. Reverend Isaac Newman, pastor of Yorktown Church of Christ, will officiate. A visitation will precede the service, commencing at 3:00 PM until the commencement of the funeral. Interment is scheduled at Lyndon Township Cemetery in Lyndon, IL. Memorials, in honor of Thad’s passions, will be thoughtfully allocated between two causes close to his heart: animal shelters and nature conservation efforts.

Thad, born on September 5, 1979, in Morrison, IL, to Adell Newman-Lee and Joseph Specht, graduated from Erie High School in 1997 and subsequently earned certification as a welder from MTI. His professional journey encompassed roles as a concrete finisher, plasterer, and builder, culminating in his most recent position at Lowes in Moline. An ardent outdoorsman, Thad found joy in fishing, hunting, boating, and the natural world. Baptized by immersion at the former Prophetstown Church of Christ in 1988, he had recently been attending Grace Baptist Church in Moline. Above all, Thad’s deepest affection was reserved for his daughter, Lillian.

Thad is survived by his daughter, Lillian Specht of Port Byron; his mother, Adell Newman-Lee of Moline, IL; his father, Joseph (Rita) Specht of Lyndon, IL; one brother, Clayton Newman of Eagle Pass, TX; one stepbrother, Aaron Dail of Erie, IL; one stepsister, Tina Field of Bismarck, ND; numerous nephews, nieces, cousins, uncles, and aunts.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, Keith and Leone Newman, and paternal grandmother Naomi Specht.

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