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Wright and Verna Sprinkel

Wright Sprinkel, 95

Verna Sprinkel, 95

Wright and Verna Sprinkel celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary in heaven on Saturday, June 18, 2022.

Verna Sprinkel, 95, went home to be with her Lord on June 8, 2022, and Wright Sprinkel , 95, joined her on June 17. They had been living with their son, Pastor Jim Sprinkel, since May 2021 for health reasons.

Verna was born Aug. 11, 1926, on Oak Ridge Road in Crystal Lake, the daughter of Carl I. Sr. and Mattie Nelson.

Wright was born Nov. 14, 1926, in Aurora, the son of James Michael and Jennie Marie Sprinkel. They both graduated together from Woodstock High School (1944), after which Wright enlisted in the Navy. After his service, they were married on June 18, 1947. Wright had his own business, Sprinkel Excavating, building lakes and other projects. He retired in 2013 with his son, Richard, in partnership. Verna worked at the First National Bank, and was a homemaker.

They are survived by their three sons, Wright Jr. of Auburndale Fla., James (Peg) of Mason City, Ill., and Richard (Penny) of Davenport Fla.; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and Verna’s sister, Devona Edinger of Woodstock.

They are preceded in death by their parents; Wright’s brothers, James Melvin and twin brother Roscoe Ebert; and Verna’s brother, Carl Nelson Jr.

They loved their family, their church, Woodstock Assembly of God, and most of all their Savior and Lord Jesus.

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