Thomas George Speltz, 47, died Monday, March 15, 2021 of natural causes at his home in Altura, MN. He was born in Winona on April 12, 1973 to David and Barbara (Burke) Speltz. On June 6, 1998 he married Shelley Born and they were later divorced.
He graduated from Lewiston Altura High School and Winona State University. He was an athletic director and business education teacher at Zumbrota Mazeppa High School for several years and later was the vice principal at Crookston High School. Tom also taught at Triton High School and was the athletic director for the Kingsland School District. After that he worked for "Go Rochester Direct". Currently, he was the secretary/bookkeeper for Holy Trinity Parish of Rollingstone and St. Rose of Lima Parish of Lewiston. He was also a sportswriter for the Lewiston Journal and volunteered for the Altura Ambulance. Tom was an avid Minnesota Twins and Minnesota Vikings fan. Tom also found great joy in running the play clock, scoreboards, and announcing games for many surrounding schools.
Tom is survived by his brother, John (Dawn) Speltz; niece, Hailey Speltz; nephew, Alex Speltz; Godparents, James Burke and Geraldine Daley; Godson, Zach Picha; and Shelley's niece Lauren Picha.
He was preceded in death by his parents, David and Barbara; maternal grandparents, George and Clara Burke; and paternal grandparents, Vincent and Susie Speltz.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 20, 2021 at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Rollingstone with Rev. Chinnappa Pothireddy and Rev. Will Thompson concelebrating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Friday at church with the Rosary being recited at 6:45 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to Mass at the church Saturday. Tom will be laid to rest in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery at Oak Ridge. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Altura First Responders. Masks and social distancing will be required. Please leave a memory of Tom and sign his online guestbook at www.hofffuneral.com
. Hoff Celebration of Life Center is assisting the family.