Arnold Sprenger

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Sprenger, Arnold
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
(414) 321-7440

Past Comments

Debbie Hart

Growing up on 52nd Street, across from the Sprengers, I remember Mr. Sprenger as a pretty quiet man who enjoyed taking his family camping and out sailing on Long Lake. Also, if memory serves me correctly, I believe he built and perhaps even raced model speed boats. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this time. May our God be your comfort.

Gerhardt Schweinert

Dear Tante Elfriede, Sylvia, Helga, Inge and families. Even though my family now lives in SC and I have not seen your family for many years, I wanted to tell you that Onkel Arnold was in my thoughts hundreds of times over the past years; this is absolutely the truth and I wanted to share how he has impacted my life personally. As believers, we are to be disciples for Christ, spreading the good news of salvation and our faith is to set us apart from the world. This was Onkel Arnold. His incredible faith, love and complete trust in Jesus has truly been a light, example and source of strength for me personally. When I think about people that lived their faith and loved their Savior, I think about Onkel Arnold. I loved your dad, and to know that he is walking with Jesus for eternity is an incredible comfort during this difficult time. I will keep your family in my prayers, and thank Christ for what was done for all of us…your dad is home.

Kelly Fehr

I didn’t know Mr. Sprenger personally, but I knew of him through a cherished friendship of more than 30 years with his daughter, Sylvia. My sympathies to you Sylvia and to the Sprenger family.

Ed Buhlmann

My parents were lifelong friends of the Sprengers and us three children grew up a couple blocks away from them. My deepest sympathy to Tante Elfriede, Sylvia, Helga and Inge. Ed Buhlmann

Tammy Loeck

From one of my favorite books “Heaven” by Randy Alcorn- “Our parting is not the end of our relationship, only an interruption. We have not “lost” them, because we know where they are. They are experiencing the joy of Christ’s presence in a place so wonderful that Christ called it Paradise.” Praying for your family and sending you our love in Jesus.
Tam and Jon Loeck and family

Patty Passmore

So blessed to know His Savior – but the pain is still so real. Loved hearing your dad talk Inge! I remember say – just say something – and he would. I will see you on Friday. Praying for your whole family!

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