Saturday, April 20, 2013

Gerald 'Jerry' 'Lumpy' W. Spranger

Surrounded by his loving family, Gerald “Jerry” “Lumpy” W. Spranger, age 71, passed away Saturday, April 20, 2013, at Wheaton Franciscan – All Saints Medical Center.  Jerry was born in Racine on December 12, 1941, son of the late Robert  and Rosetta (Nee:  Pulda) Spranger.

On November 14, 1964, at Holy Name Catholic Church, he was united in marriage to Lynne R. Bassinger.  Jerry was a Supervisor at Multi Products for forty years until his retirement in 2000.  A sports enthusiast, Jerry enjoyed bowling, and was a huge Packer, NASCAR, and UFC MMA fan.  More than anything, he cherished spending time with his grandkids.  He will be deeply missed.

Survivors include his loving wife of forty-nine years, Lynne; his daughters, Tracey (Todd) Mayer, Jodi Spranger (LaShan Wilkerson Sr.); his five grandchildren, Christopher, Jordon, Alyssa, Hayley and LaShan Jr.; brother, Dennis (Jan) Spranger; brother-in-law and sisters-in-law, Robert (Kathy) Bassinger, Cindy Bushey, Joyce Spranger; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends.  In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his brothers, Ron, Terry and Bob; and sister, Shirley Johnson.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, April 26, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Rev. Mark R. Jones officiating.  Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends may meet with the family Thursday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Friday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until time of service at 10:30 a.m.

A very special thank you to family and friends for their loving care and support through this difficult time.

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