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Walter Charles Sprenger

June 11, 1942 ~ July 12, 2022 (age 80)


Walter C. Sprenger Jr., age 80 of the Village of Embarrass, passed away on July 12, 2022 at his home surrounded by family.

Walter Charles Sprenger Jr. was born June 11, 1942 in Clintonville, WI, son to the late Walter & Luella (Rades) Sprenger. He graduated from Marion High School with the class of 1960 and was hired shortly after as a welder at F.W.D. Seagrave Fire Apparatus, Clintonville. Walter was united in marriage to Renee Ziereis on August 24, 1963 at Zion Lutheran Church, Embarrass by Rev. Edgar Barg. He chose an active role in his community by serving on the Embarrass Volunteer Fire Dept. for 31 years, 18 as president; the Village Board for 6 years, and church council for 6 years. In his younger days, Walter enjoyed working in his large garden. He was also an avid hunter, for both deer and pheasant. Fishing was a large part his life, he loved to be out on the water catching trout, walleye, and pan fish. Walter retired in 2007 from Seagrave after 47 years of employment. The only programs that were on television in the Sprenger household were the Packers, Brewers, and the Wisconsin Badgers if they were playing basketball or football. Walter also loved to go camping with his family and enjoyed his time outdoors. He was blessed to be the Godfather of nine God-children throughout his life. 

He is survived by his loving wife of nearly 59 years, Renee
Daughter: LouAnn (Dean Moesch) Sprenger, Cecil
Son: David (Joan Gorman) Sprenger, Embarrass
A beloved grandson, Jacob Moesch & a step-grandson, Joshua Moesch
Brother: Marlyn (Kandi) Sprenger
Sisters-in-law: Delores Ziereis & Connie (Wilbur “Fuzzy”) Steinke
Brother-in-law: Leonard Ziereis 
Aunt: Patsy Spenger
Many nieces, nephews & other relatives

Walter was preceded in death by his parents; his in-laws, Edward & Mildred Ziereis; brother-in-law, Lawrence Ziereis; sister-in-law, Ruth Ziereis; a step-father, Rueben W.P. Reinke & nephews, Brad Sprenger and Doug Ziereis.

Memorial services will be held at 11 AM Monday, July 18, 2022 at Zion Lutheran Church, Embarrass, with the Rev. Todd Jerabek officiating. The inurnment and committal with take place at Zion Lutheran Cemetery immediately following the service.

Visitation will begin on Monday at the church from 8:30 AM until the time of service.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to be directed to the family for a memorial to be established for church projects at Zion Lutheran, Embarrass.

The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville is assisting the Sprenger family with arrangements.

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July 18, 2022

8:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church, Embarrass
118 Church Street
Embarrass, WI 54933

Memorial Service
July 18, 2022

11:00 AM
Zion Lutheran Church, Embarrass
118 Church Street
Embarrass, WI 54933

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