Date of Death: May 11, 2019
The family will receive friends at Hohner Funeral Home, 1004 Arnold St. Three Rivers, MI 49093, on Tuesday, May 28, 2019, from 2:00 to 4:00 PM and 6:00 to 8:00 PM. A funeral to celebrate and honor her life and service will be held at Riverside Church, 207 E. Michigan Ave. Three Rivers, MI 49093, on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, beginning at 1:00PM, with Pastor Don Smith officiating. She will be laid to rest privately at Ft. Custer National Cemetery.
Age 19 passed away unexpectedly on May 11, 2019, in Norfolk, VA, while serving our country in the Navy. Alyssa was born in Three Rivers, MI, the daughter of Christopher (Tracy) Speelman and Rachel (Adan Salinas) Myers. Alyssa was kind, loving, generous and outgoing. Her bold, larger-than life personality left a footprint on all those she met. To know “Alyssa Bear” was to love her and to be loved by her. With her beautiful smile, positive attitude and contagious laughter, she would make an impact wherever she went. Alyssa was a proud graduate of Three Rivers High School, Class of 2017. While there she excelled at running track, cross country, soccer and power lifting; though her true joy during school was making friends and lasting memories. She was a gifted artist who enjoyed drawing and music. She also loved being outdoors, camping, hiking and being around animals. Her senior year she stated all she wanted was a boat, after graduating, she enlisted in the U.S. Navy and was a proud and dedicated member of our armed services. Her strength and leadership will be missed by all the members of her Naval Company FRC, Mid Atlantic Detachment, Norfolk Virginia. Above all Alyssa loved her family. She was a precious daughter, loyal sister, and loving granddaughter. Though she has left us too soon, the love she leaves behind will last a lifetime! Alyssa is survived by her parents and step-parents; six siblings, Michael and Kody Speelman, Hunter Myers, Karsyn Speelman, Blake and Mykala Echevarria; grandparents, Tom (Linda) Peters; aunt, Mary (Mike) Vollmer; uncles, Dan (Kalinn) Speelman and Jason (Zue) Bickel; special cousins, Kylee, Kaylynn, Bryce, Darren, Libby, Lilly, Gabe and Izaak; and her famous pet, “Dexter”; many other relatives and friends. She was preceded in passing by a grandmother, Deborah Cline.
Memorial contributions may be made to her brother Michael Speelman (envelopes available at the funeral home).
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