NEW ULM - Wilbert A. Sprenger, 79, of New Ulm died Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at the Winthrop Good Samaritan Center in Winthrop.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 AM Monday, October 22, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in New Ulm with Father Mark Steffl celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be 3 7 PM Sunday and 7:30 10:30 AM Monday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home South Chapel in New Ulm.
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Wilbert A. Sprenger
Wilbert is survived by his wife, Marion Sprenger of New Ulm; children, Gary (Sharon) Sprenger of New Ulm, Ronald Sprenger of Glenwood, Laurie (Jim) Schugel of New Ulm, Linda Fortwengler and special friend Gordy Mack of New Ulm; step-children, Greg (Alice) Kamm and Michael Kamm all of New Ulm; eight grandchildren; three step-grandchildren; four great grandchildren; three step-great grandchildren; brothers, Anton (Rose Ann) Sprenger, Clarence (Joyce) Sprenger all of New Ulm; sisters, Elaine Kachelmeier of Gibbon, Rosie (John) Kuck, Helen (Gary) Wallner all of New Ulm; sisters-in-law, Marie Sprenger of New Ulm and Delores Sprenger of Pine River; and by many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Patricia Sprenger; brothers, Donald and Stanley Sprenger.
Wilbert Albert Sprenger was born October 4, 1933 in Cottonwood Township to Anton and Helen (Grau) Sprenger. He grew up on the farm in Milford Township. Wilbert was employed at Harold Schugel Trucking, New Ulm Public Utilities at the power plant for 30 years and the last 15 as Chief Engineer until retiring. He then worked part time for Leo Zeig Trucking (ZTS) and then Forst Transport until ill health forced him to retire completely. Wilbert enjoyed fishing, hunting and his dog Andy.
He was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church, St. Joseph's-St. Elizabeth's Catholic United, American Legion Post #132 Sons of the American Legion and was an honorary member of the New Ulm Battery.
In lieu of flowers, the family prefers memorials to the donor's choice.