Elaine Francis Sprengeler, age 88, of Plato, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, July 14, 2023, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held Saturday, July 22, 2023, 11:00 A.M., at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg, Minnesota, with interment at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Saturday, July 22, 2023, from 9:00 – 11:00 A.M., two hours prior to the service at the church.
Memorials preferred to the Emanuel Lutheran Church and Emanuel Lutheran School in Hamburg, Minnesota.
Elaine Francis Sprengeler was born on July 27, 1934, in Hamburg, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Herbert and Eva (Blood) Bergmann. Elaine was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in her faith as a youth, both at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. She received her education in Norwood Young America, Minnesota, and was a graduate of the Norwood High School Class of 1952.
On June 25, 1955, Elaine was united in marriage to Melvin Sprengeler by Rev. L. T. Wohlfeil at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg. The couple made their home on the Sprengeler farm in Plato, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with six children, David, Dan, Deanna, Dean, Mel Jr., and Dale. They shared over 57 years of marriage until Melvin passed away on October 22, 2012.
In her younger years, Elaine was employed at Bongard’s Creamery in Norwood Young America. After Elaine and Melvin married, she stayed home to help on the farm with the cattle, the house, and the children. When all of the children left home, Elaine would often go to the Twin Cities to clean houses. Elaine was a lifelong member of Emanuel Lutheran Church in Hamburg and served for the ladies' aid and sang in the choir. She was also a member of the women’s auxiliary.
Elaine enjoyed helping Melvin on the farm and assisting him with his various organizations. She loved going to the Minnesota State Fair and attending smaller county fairs as well. She especially cherished time spent with her family and friends.
Elaine passed away on Friday, July 14, 2023, at GlenFields Living with Care in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 88 years.
Blessed be her memory.
Elaine is survived by her:
Children, Dan Sprengeler and his wife, Joy, of Plato, MN,
Melvin Sprengeler Jr. and his wife, Betty, of Plato, MN;
Daughter-in-law, Becky Sprengeler of Saint Bonifacius, MN;
Grandchildren, Ashley Schugel and her husband, Scott, of Shawano, WI,
Kristin Mackinson and her husband, Rayme, of Bakersfield, CA,
Kyle Sprengeler and his fiancé, Rachelle Nolan, of Marshfield, WI,
Deanna Metzger and her husband, Noah of Jordan, MN,
Dustin Sprengeler and his wife, Leah, of Green Isle, MN,
Jesse Marshall and his significant other, Jamie Dotolo, of Arlington, MN,
Jamie Marshall and her significant other, Patrick Jaakola, of Waconia, MN,
Marin Sprengeler of Plato, MN,
Savanna Sprengeler of Plato, MN;
Great-Grandchildren, Bryson and Jackson Metzger, Jocelyn, Sawyer, and Aria Schugel, Rochelle and Dorian Mackinson, Charlie Sprengeler, Collin Simrell, Ivy Jaakola;
Twin Sister, Eileen Nelson of Maplewood, MN;
Brothers-in-law and Sisters-in-law, Myrtle Tuebert of Saginaw, MI, Erwin “Mick” Sprengeler and his wife, Glorian, of Port Orchard, WA, Mavis Schuette of Waconia, MN, Marvin Sprengeler of Norwood Young America, JudyLee Beyer of New Brighton, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Elaine is preceded in death by her Parents, Herbert and Eva (Bergmann) Clapp; Stepfather, Leslie Clapp; Husband, Melvin Sprengeler; Children, Deanna Sprengeler, Dean Sprengeler, Dale Sprengeler, David Sprengeler; Siblings, Voila Clay, Vernon Bergmann, Herbert Bergmann, Lois Carlson, Myrtle Kerr; Sister-in-law, Sylvia Foster.