Edward Allen Sprecher

Edward Allen Sprecher

COTTAGE GROVE – Edward Allen Sprecher, age 91, of Cottage Grove, went to be with his Lord on Tuesday, Feb. 25, 2014, one day shy of his and Flora’s 67th anniversary.

He was born on April 25, 1922, in Madison, the only child of Lyman and Ruth (Stair) Sprecher. Ed spent his entire life farming, first in Madison, then in Cottage Grove where they moved in 1960 when their farm was sold for the interstate expansion. He was brought as a child to Madison Gospel Tabernacle (now City Church) in 1933, where he remained an active member his entire life.

Along with farming, church was a major part of his life and where he met his loving wife, Flora (Napper). They were wed on Feb. 26, 1947, in her parent’s home, followed by a honeymoon in California.

Ed is survived by his wife, Flora; sons, John (Rebecca) of Rockford, Ill., and Paul (Deedee) of Scituate, Mass.; five grandchildren, Deborah (Danny) Whittaker, Rachel (Brad) Bounds, Joel (Jenn) Sprecher, David Sprecher and Sean Sprecher; and five great-grandchildren.

Ed will be remembered as a man of honesty, integrity and kindness. He was known by his family as never raising his voice and lived a life exemplary of a true Christian. Ed read his Bible through each year and prayed faithfully for his family, church, friends and country. He will be greatly missed. We are grateful for the godly heritage he has left for generations to follow.

Funeral services will be held at CITY CHURCH, 4909 E Buckeye Road, Madison, at 11 a.m. on Friday, March 7, 2014. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday. Burial will be held at Roselawn Memorial Park.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to City Church Missions or Agrace HospiceCare.

Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com.

Gunderson East
Funeral & Cremation Care
5203 Monona Drive