Obituary – Juliana Martina “Julie” Sprakel

Sprakel, Julie

CROFTON — Juliana Martina “Julie” Sprakel, 81, Crofton, died Feb. 1, 2015, at her residence.

Visitation and a Vigil Service were Feb. 3 at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Crofton, and will continue one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Feb. 4, at 10:30 a.m., at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Crofton, with Rev. Michael Schmitz officiating.  Burial will be in the Beaver View Cemetery, rural Crofton.

Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Active Pallbearers will be Craig McShannon, Brent Frady, Bob Ferden, Adam Sprakel, Jason Woockman, Jacob Warriner, Alec Sprakel and Max Sprakel.

Wintz Funeral Home, Crofton, is in charge of arrangements.

Julie was born Sept. 27, 1933, at Crofton, to Joseph and Anna (Mihm) Goeller. She grew up on a farm near Crofton and graduated from Crofton High School in 1951 and then attended Wayne State College for one year. Julie married Waldemar Sprakel Jan. 13, 1953, at Crofton, and they made their home on a farm northwest of Crofton. She worked at Bogner’s Steakhouse, Crofton; the Weigand Marina and the Crofton Senior Citizens Center, but devoted her life to raising her family. She was a great cook especially well known for her fried chicken on Sunday. She liked playing cards and spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids.

Julie was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Guild and Christian Mothers.

Survivors include her nine children and their spouses, Anna and Gary McShannon, Crofton; Lorraine and Bruce Frady, Sioux City, Iowa; Barbara Ferden, Crofton; Matthew and Kyla Sprakel, Crofton; Marietta and Delos Warriner, Yankton, S.D.; Elaine and Gary Woockman, Crofton; Armand and Niki Sprakel, Crofton; Donald and Jill Sprakel, Yankton, S.D.; Timothy and Molly Sprakel, Omaha; 34 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Waldemar, Sept. 10, 1996, at the age of 71; two sisters, Alfreda Carda and Irmagard Donner; an infant brother and a brother, Tony Goeller.