Dorothea (Dora) Martha Sprengeler

Dorothea (Dora) Martha Sprengeler, age 100 of Glencoe and formerly of Plato, died Wednesday, Sept. 29, 1999, at Glencoe Area Health Center-LTC.

Dora was born April 6, 1899, in Helen Township, Minn., the daughter of Henry and Sophia (Droege) Renken. She was baptized April 16, 1899, by the Rev. F. Pfotenhauer at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg; and confirmed there March 16,1913 by the Rev. H. J. Bouman.

On June 30, 1925, Dora was united in marriage to Arthur G. Sprengeler at Emanuel Lutheran by Rev. Bouman. Arthur, died July 28, 1991, after they had enjoyed 66 years of marriage.

A lifelong member of Emanuel Lutheran Church, Hamburg, Dora was a member and honorary member of the Ladies Aid for many years.

A homemaker at heart, Dora loved to garden, quilt, crochet and bake coffee cakes and buns. She found great enjoyment in her grandchildren, with whom she loved to play cards.

Dora entered eternal rest Sept. 29, 1999, at the age of 100 years, five months, and 23 days.

In addition to her husband Arthur, she was preceded in death by two grandsons; one granddaughter; five brothers: Alfred, Edward, Carl, John, and Henry; three sisters, Ana Blumke, Gertrude Schmidt, and Christine Mueller; and three sons-in-law.

She is survived by her children: Melvin Sprengeler (wife, Elaine) of Plato, Sylvia Foster (husband, Robert) of Maple Grove; Myrtle Turbett of Saginaw, Mich.; Rev. Erwin Sprengeler (wife, Glorian) of Tillamook, Ore.; Mavis Schuette of Waconia; and Marvin Sprengeler (wife, Irene) of Plato; 15 grandsons; 15 granddaughters; 43 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.

Funeral services were Monday, Oct. 4, 1999, 11:30 a.m., at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg with the Revs. Donald Andrix and Erwin Sprengeler officiating. The organist was Betsy Werner. Congregational hymns were "I'm But a Stranger Here," "For All The Saints," and "I Know That My Redeemer Lives."

The Emanuel Men's Choir sang "More Love To Thee," and the Emanuel Ladies Aid sang "I Am Trusting You, Lord Jesus." There was also a solo, "I Know That My Redeemer Lives," sung by Daniel Sprengeler.

Casket bearers were Daniel Sprengeler, Jeremy Sprengeler, Melvin Sprengeler Jr., Jim Sprengeler, Merle Schuette, Jim Turbett and Jeff Turbett. Serving as honorary casket bearers were David Sprengeler, Paul Sprengeler, John Sprengeler, Kevin Harjes, Jon Turbett, and Mark Schuette.

Visitation was Sunday, Oct. 3, 4 to 8 p.m., at the Paul-McBride Funeral Chapel in Norwood Young America. Interment was in the Emanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Hamburg.

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