Ronald W. Sprague, 87, of Creston, died Sunday, Sept. 25, 2016 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Celebration of Life Services will be 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016 at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Pastor Jodi Rushing will officiate. Burial will be at Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston, with full military honors by Theodore J. Martens V.F. W. Post #1797. Open visitation will be from 2 to7 p.m. Wednesday, with family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Memorials can be given to the Theodore J. Martens V.F.W. Post #1797. Online condolences can be given at www.powersfh.com.
Ronald Wayne Sprague was born on February 22, 1929 in Grant, Ia., a son to Jay Sprague and Mary (Fudge) Sprague. He attended Prescott High School and graduated from there with the class of 1946.
Ronald was united in marriage to Doris Catherine Sprague on January 21, 1951, in Kellerton, Ia. He enlisted with the United States Army on February 1, 1951. Ronald served in Korea in one of the forwarding hospitals with medics as a clerk of the unit. He was honorablely discharged November 10, 1952, and returned to Creston. Ronald and Doris lived in Creston where he worked as the head mechanic at Chevrolet Garage and also as an agent at VanMark Corporation Purchasing, retiring in 1991.
He was an active member of the Creston Methodist Church. He was also a member of the Crest City Lodge and the VFW Color Guard. His hobbies included, wood working, playing golf, hunting and fishing. He also enjoyed riding his motorcycle.
Ronald was survived by his two daughters, Linda (husband Allan Lee) Tedrow of Boone and Katherine Ann (husband Kurt Bradley) Nielsen of Adel; son Ronald (wife Nora Elizabeth) Sprague of Creston; seven grandchildren; one great grandson; three great-granddaughters; one step-grandchild; three step great-grandchildren; and sister Mildred Gertsma of Cleveland, Ohio. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Doris in 2012, brother, Carroll Sprague, sisters, Jean Gibson, Thelma Wilson and Rowena Yates.
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