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Jeanne E. Sprader

Jeanne E. Sprader

Jeanne E. Sprader age 87 of Menomonie passed away Tuesday August 6, 2019 at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie.

Jeanne was born February 17, 1932 in Topeka, KS.  She was the daughter of Henry and Joan (Pendergast) Dale.  As an infant she moved to Sioux City, IA where she grew up.  Jeanne graduated from Central High School in Sioux City and Briar Cliff College also in Sioux City.  She married Al Sprader September 4, 1954 in Sioux City, IA.  After marriage they lived in Omaha, NE, Worthington, MN before moving to Menomonie in 1976.  Jeanne worked as a Para Educator in the Menomonie School District for several years.

Jeanne enjoyed her grandchildren and great grandchildren, baking, watching sport activities, especially the Minnesota Vikings, Twins and cross stitching.  She was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church; belonged to St. Joseph P.C.C.W. and Mother Teresa Ministry.  She was a member of the hospital Auxiliary.  Jeanne also volunteered at the Mabel Tainter Theater as an Ambassador of the Arts and Tuesday’s Table.

Jeanne is survived by her children, Anne (Rod) Johnson of Eagan, MN, Dan (Kay) of Fond du Lac, Mary (Scott) Howard of Menomonie, Steve (Bobbie) of Galena, OH; nine grandchildren, Tori (Mike), Cody, Matt (Marie), Christina, Nick (Melissa), Trevor (Lauren), Megan, Jessica, Kaitlyn; four great grandsons, Dominic, Aaron, Calin and Emmett, brother and sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews whom Jeanne thought of as her family.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Al in 2000, and several brothers and sisters-in-law.

Memorial Mass will be held at 11:00 AM Saturday August 10, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Menomonie with Rev. John Mano officiating.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 9:30 to the time of the services at the church on Saturday with a Rosary Service at 10:45 AM.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given in Jeanne’s name to St. Joseph Catholic Church or the charity of the donor’s choice.


  1. Becky Hicks

    Dear Mary, Steve, Dan, Ann and families. I'm sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a good friend and neighbor. We spent many a Fri. night at the boys football games and just getting together to chat. My prayers are with you all.

  2. Lynn and Dave Bonjour

    So sorry for your loss. Al and Jean were great neighbors when we first got to town. They introduced our kids to the kids in the neighborhood so they would know people on the first day of school. I will keep your family in my prayers.


    Please accept our condolences on the loss of your Mother. I have such fond memories of Jeanne from the 1950’s in Sioux City. She would take my two brothers and me (the three brats- she used a
    s tronger word) places with her friends. We were about 7, 8 and 10 so it had to be a challenge but completed with her style that still feels good to me after all these years. Maybe it was good training for raising her family. I am sure she will be missed with fond memories by everyone who knew her. God Bless
    Tim and Marilyn Pendergast

  4. Susan M Haugland

    Dan, Kay, Christina, Matt and Marie, so sorry for the loss of your mom/grandma. My prayers are with all of you.

  5. Eric Pierce

    Dear Anne, Dan, Mary and Steve,

    I'm thinking about you all during this difficult time-grieving the loss of your mother. Lots of memories flood in looking back-often with your mothers quite, mild-mannered presence front and center.

    Keep the faith,


  6. Sue Mork

    So sorry to see that your mom passed away. I stopped at the Neighbors a couple of weeks ago and had a great visit with her. I hope that she was able to attend her granddaughters wedding that she talked about. We will be at my uncle's funeral on Saturday. But you will be in our thoughts.

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