Obit: Spreen, William G. Jr. (1922 - 2014)

Contact: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Hirsch, Koch, Lange, Meyer, Sievers, Skabroud, Spreen, Stefancin, Voit, Willger

----Source: The Star News (Medford, WI) 12/2/2014

Spreen, William “Bill" G. Jr. (28 OCT 1922 - 11 DEC 2014)

William 'Bill" G. Spreen Jr., 91, town of Medford, was pronounced dead on Thursday, Dec. 11 at his daughter's home in the village of Stratford.

Funeral services were held on Monday, Dec. 15 at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church in Whittlesey with Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joe Stefancin officiating, and full military rites performed by Stetsonville American Legion Military Honors Team. Pallbearers were his grandchildren, Chris Lange, Angela Sievers, Nate Lange, Clay Lange and Clint Spreen.

Hemer Funeral Homes of Medford and Rib Lake assisted the family with arrangements.

William Spreen Jr. was born on Dec. 23, 1922 at the family home in the town of Hammel to the late William and Mary Mathilda (Skabroud) Spreen Sr. He attended Esadore Elementary School in the town of Hammel. He served in the United States Army during World War II.

On June 6, 1950 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford, he married Ellen E. Voit, who preceded him in death on May 14, 2014. In his early years he worked in the lumber and logging business, and for a period of time partnered with Clifford Meyer in a saw mill business. He then drove truck for Neuendorf Transportation until his retirement.

He was a member of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Church and Stetsonville American Legion Post.

Survivors include three children, Sandi (Don) Lange of Stratford, Bryan Spreen, whereabouts unknown, and Lisa (Wayne) Koch of Boston, Mass.; three sisters, Lydia Meyer of Medford, Sylvia Spreen of Rockford, N.D., and Bernice Hirsch of Sparta; a brother, Elroy (Lorna) Spreen of Medford; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions to be given to the family for future designation.

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