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“My deepest sympathy to the entire family. I want you to know how much I enjoyed everytime Alyce came to the clinic for her visits with Dr. Wigert....Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Denise Kortan - Sauk Centre, MN

“Alyce was a patient of Dr. Mellings for years at the Melrose Clinic, I am his nurse. Alyce was the most appreciative person, it was a joy to help her...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Doreen Frericks

“Denny, So sorry to hear of your moms passing. I remember her as such a giving person. I remember my mom visting with her so long ago. Im sure you...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Dave& Nancy Haala - Sleepy Eye, MN

“Our sympathy to the family of Alyce. She was a wonderful woman-so kind and a joy to talk with. She so adored her children and grandchildren. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Dennis and LeaAnn Lyon - MN

“Sprenger Family, my heart and prayers are with each one of you at this very difficult time. Alyce loved her family with all her heart. I remember her...Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Cindy Sprenger - St. Bonifacius, MN

“Aunt Alyce was an amazing woman, always caring more about others than herself. I remember when she came to visit my family in Rochester when my...Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Chelli Schneider - Brookings, SD

“you are in our thoughts and prayers. I will always remember Aunt Alyce's smile and her warm caring heart and kind words. ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Margie Streier - Brookings, SD

“Our deepest sympathy to Mike and his family for the loss of your mother--your in our thoughts and prayers --We never had the chance to meet her but...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Bicky Pickrel and Joan Hall - IL

“Deepest sympathy to the family of Alyce. She was a wonderful, kind person. Visited with her last at St. Rose Festival Labor Day weekend. ”
9 of 10 | Posted by: Janet (Brick) Seykora - Elko, MN

“My sympathy goes out to the family for the loss of their mother. She was such a kind loving person. A joy to talk to! ”
10 of 10 | Posted by: Mary (Lyon) Guetter - Willmar, MN


Alyce R. Sprenger, age 84 of Sauk Centre, formerly of Grey Eagle, died Monday, December 7, 2009 at Fairway Pines Assisted Living in Sauk Centre, Minnesota.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 12 at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grey Eagle with Rev. Mark Willenbring officiating. Interment will be in St. Bernard's Cemetery in Ward Springs.

Friends may call from 4 to 9 p.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre and from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the church in Grey Eagle. St. Joseph's Catholic Aid and Christian Mothers will pray at 5 p.m. followed by parish prayers at 7 p.m. Friday evening at the funeral home.

Alyce Rose Riederer was born January 8, 1925 in Mulligan Township, Brown County, Minnesota to Leo and Mathilda (Platz) Riederer. She was united in marriage to Florian Sprenger on April 28, 1943 at the Japanese Martyrs Church in Leavenworth, Minnesota. The couple farmed at Garvin and Leavenworth. They then farmed northwest of Grey Eagle for 40 years. They retired and moved to Little Birch Lake near Ward Springs until moving to Sauk Centre in June of 1996. Alyce was very proud of her large family. She would talk for hours about them and loved hearing and talking about her 33 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren.

She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Grey Eagle, St. Joseph's CatholicAid Association, and the Christian Mothers. Alyce loved to garden, to can fruits and vegetables, and spent many hours embroidering pillow cases and dish towels as gifts for family, friends, and many grandchildren's weddings. The Lord granted Alyce's last wish to be with her husband as she died in her sleep.

She is survived by her fourteen children, Pat (Dee) Sprenger of Brainerd, Ron (Eileen) Sprenger of Arvada, Colorado, Dennis (Lavonne) Sprenger of Alexandria, Florian (Connie) Sprenger, Jr. of St. Rosa, Lavern (Danni) Sprenger of Arvada, Colorado, Bernard (Rosie) Sprenger of Sleepy Eye, Dorthy (Marvin) Boeckermann of Roseville, Judy (Marty) Meyer of St. Joseph, Leon "Butch" (Liz) Sprenger of Chanhassen, Jeanie (Mike) Austreng of Cold Spring, Mary (Brett) Webb of Anchorage, Alaska, Chuck (Brenda) Sprenger of Grey Eagle, Mike Sprenger of Windsor, Colorado, and Tim (Lori) Sprenger of Melrose; 33 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren; brothers, Wilbert (Agnes) Riederer of Bird Island and Cletus Riederer, OFM of Shreveport, Louisiana; sisters, Marie (Arnold) Hillesheim of Springfield and Marlene (Thomas) Johnson of New Ulm; and sisters-in-law, Lorell Riederer of Comfrey and Mary Ann Riederer of Springfield.

Alyce was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Florian Sprenger on April 10, 2000; brothers, Leonard, Eugene, James, and Gerald Riederer.

Serving as casket bearers will be her ten sons, Pat Sprenger, Ron Sprenger, Dennis Sprenger, Florian Sprenger, Jr., Lavern Sprenger, Bernard Sprenger, Leon "Butch" Sprenger, Chuck Sprenger, Mike Sprenger, and Tim Sprenger. Cross bearer will be Haley Sprenger and scripture bearer will be Alyce Sprenger.