November 22, 2021 ~ 18 Kislev 5782
Michael Speigel, age 75, died November 22, 2021, in Louisville, Kentucky. He was born in Dayton, Ohio, on June 27, 1946. He was the middle son of Jacob and Sylvia (Levin) Speigel.
Michael earned his degree from the University of Cincinnati and also graduated from the University of Louisville Dental School. He moved to Louisville to be close with his large family. Michael grew his dental practice, which was located in The Chrysler Professional Building on Bardstown Road, until his retirement in the late 2000s.
Michael cherished his role of father to David and Jeff. He did Cub Scouts and baseball with Jeff and taught David how to juggle and make balloon animals. Michael was a magician and an active member of The Louisville Magic Club, where earned awards as a masterful close up performer. His fascination began early in his life, entertaining his family and friends with sleight of hand. He continued his craft and was an active member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, achieving the Order of Merlin. Michael had numerous hobbies that involved hand dexterity, including playing piano, making origami and 3-D greeting cards, and calligraphy.
Besides his parents, Michael was preceded in death by his son, Jeff, and his brother Alan.
Michael is survived by his younger brother Robert (Mary Anne), his son, David (Erin McGuire); daughter-in-law, Sarah Kimmel; and his six grandchildren, Kyla (18), Toby (15), Simon (15), Lainie (13), Isaac (10), and Colin (2 months).
At 3 p.m., Wednesday, November 24, 2021, a graveside service will be in Keneseth Israel Cemetery in Louisville, KY.
Expressions of sympathy may be made to National MS Society, PO Box #91891, Washington, D.C. 20090, Christian Care Communities, 12710 Townepark Way, Louisville, KY 40243, or The Louisville Magic Club, 5512 Pavilion Way, Louisville, KY 40291.
The service will be live-streamed starting at 3 p.m. via www.facebook.com/hermanmeyerson