Obit: Spreen, Neil K. Sr. (1931 - 2011)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt

E-mail: bob@wiclarkcountyhistory.org

Surnames: Albers, Bigelow, Bohn, Carstensen, Dix, Donnelly, Kapfhamer, Krausse, Spreen, Stefancin, Zirngible

----Source: The Star News (Medford, Taylor Co., Wisconsin) Thursday, January 5, 2012, online edition, Posted by blog at 12:15 PM

Spreen, Neil K. Sr. (May 19, 1931 - December 30, 2011)

Neil K. Spreen Sr., 80, Medford, died on Friday, Dec. 30 at his home.

A celebration of his life was held on Tuesday, Jan. 3 at Hemer Funeral Home in Medford, with Pastor Kenneth A. Dix and Deacon Joseph Stefancin officiating, and full military honors performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team.

Cremainal inurnment was at Medford Evergreen Cemetery.

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----Source: The Hemer Funeral Home (Medford, Taylor Co., WI),


DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH:

May 19, 1931, Medford

EDUCATION:

Attended Medford Public School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION:

July 9, 1951, North Dakota to Eleanor W. Bohn and they later divorced
2nd May 1987 to Marguerite Donnelly and they later divorced

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE:

After school Neil moved out to Montana where he worked on a ranch and was a truck driver. In 1951 he was then drafted in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany and discharged in 1953. He held a variety of jobs until he started Spreen Construction where he owned and operated the company from 1969 until his retirement in 2010. Neil enjoyed fishing, hunting, trips to the casino, his ponds and wildlife. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and his cats.

MEMBER OF:

Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post #5729, Medford

Landua-Jensen American Legion Post #147, Medford

Masonic Lodge #217, Medford

Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING DAUGHTERS:

Candice (Bill) Zirngible, Medford

Debra (Gary) Kapfhamer, Medford

Lori (Mark) Albers, Medford

SURVIVING SONS:

Neil (Nancy Gegg) Spreen Jr., Perryville, Missouri

Andrew Spreen of Australia

4 Grandsons:

Justin (Carrie) Zirngible, Medford

Nathan (Mary Ann) Zirngible, Antigo

Jake and Adam Kapfhamer, Medford

GREAT -GRANDCHILDREN:

2 and 2 Step, 1 Step Great-Great Granddaughter

SURVIVING BROTHER:

Dale (Erika) Spreen, Spring Branch, Texas

SURVIVING SISTER:

Lucile Carstensen, Mesquite, Nevada

DECEASED BROTHERS:

Charles, Dennis and Raymond Spreen

DECEASED SISTER:
Darlene Bigelow

DECEASED FATHER:

Charles G. Spreen

DECEASED MOTHER:

Elizabeth M. (Krausse) Spreen

URN BEARERS:

Grandsons: Justin and Nathan Zirngible, Jake and Adam Kapfhamer

OTHER INFORMATION:

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Neilís family to be designated at a later date.
For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com

 

 


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