Went home to his Savior on Sunday, January 4, 2015, age 82. He was born November 19, 1932 in Leipzig, Bessarabia to August and Mathilde (Jeschke) Sprenger. He immigrated to the United States from Kuventhal, Germany arriving in New York City on December 10, 1956 and then settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He served in the U.S. Army 1957-1959 and was stationed at Mason Fort, France. He married Elfriede Ran on December 10, 1960 in Irvington, New Jersey. They lived in Milwaukee and moved to Brown Deer in 1973.
Arnold was a painter and wallpaper hanger for Baumeister Assoc. and retired in 1994. He was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church in Brown Deer and was a faithful Christian servant. He enjoyed spending time with his family, traveling, wood working, making herbal preparations and was a handyman.
He is survived by his wife, Elfriede; daughters, Sylvia (Kevin) Hanke of Hudson, Helga (William) Harris of Shelby, Michigan, and Inge (Kurt) Adams of Jackson; grandchildren, Rebecca (Michael) Vitullo, Jacob (Faith) Hanke, Elizabeth Hanke, Nicholas Hanke, Heidi (David) Tatlock, Megan Harris, Tyler Adams and Andrea Adams; great-grandsons, David Arnold Hanke and Michael Marvin John Vitullo; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Frieda Sprenger, Erhard and Elisabeth Ran, and Hugo and Bernice Rahn; niece, Evelyn (Kevin) Breutzmann and nephew, Ronald (Laura) Sprenger. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Erwin Sprenger.
Vistiation will be Friday, January 9th, 4-7 pm at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Brown Deer. The funeral service will follow Friday at 7 pm at the church with Pastor Michael Feuerstahler officiating. Interment will be in Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield. For those who wish, memorials may be directed to St. Mark Lutheran Church, 8635 N. 60th Street, Brown Deer, WI 53223.
Heritage Funeral Home
Klemmer Scheuerell Johnson Reiss