August 19, 1917 – September 28, 2013
Elsie Anna Sprecher, age 96, of rural Boone, passed away Saturday, September 28, 2013 at Boone County Hospital in Boone.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, October 1 at Walter ~ Schroeder Funeral Home at Fifth & Story Streets in Boone from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with family present to greet friends from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to service time.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, October 2, at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 295 Spruce Lane, Northeast Boone County, with Rev. Michael Standfest officiating. Elsie will be laid to rest in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, next to the church.
Elsie was born on August 19, 1917 in Boone County, Iowa the daughter of Christoph and Anna (Mindemann) Hasstedt.
She attended school at St. Paul’s Lutheran School.
On March 6, 1939, Elsie married Theodore “Ted” John Sprecher at her parents home. To this union four children were born, Larry Loris, Kevin and Harlan. She and her husband Ted, enjoyed 35 blessed years of marriage. Elsie was a homemaker, but her real calling in life was being the most wonderful, loving and caring wife, mother and grandmother.
Elsie was a lifelong member of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church; a past member of Zion Lutheran Church; a member of LWML; a member and faithful supporter of the deaf ministry. Elsie attended the Bible Class for the deaf at Trinity Lutheran Church for 25 years.
Elsie made and tied quilts for the Lutherans World Relief. She enjoyed gardening and was an excellent cook, always making her family’s favorites. She enjoyed sending cards and had a special touch for being able to express her encouragement and loving care for her family and friends. For the last 27 years, she and her daughter lived together at their home in the country. Together, they enjoyed traveling on many road trips throughout Iowa.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ted; her son, Larry; her daughter-in-law, Marlyn Sprecher; her two brothers, Herman Hasstedt and Cecil Hasstedt.
Elsie is survived by her daughter, Loris Sprecher of rural Boone; her son, Kevin Sprecher and his wife Cindi of Ogden; her son, Harlan Sprecher of Boone; her 8 grandchildren, Brian Sprecher of Madrid; Chris Sprecher of Paton; Blake Sprecher and his wife Kelly of Ogden; Amanda Willim of St. Louis, Illinois; Nick Sprecher of Ames; Jeremy Sprecher of Ankeny; Patrick Sprecher of Ames,; Emily Gould and her husband Trevor of Humboldt; her 3 great-grandchildren, Clayton Sprecher and his wife Megan of Madrid; Adyli and Avhin Willim of St. Louis, Illinois; her sister, Esther Sprecher of Boone; her brother-in-law, Duane Summerer of Ewing, Nebraska and numerous nieces and nephews.
In memory of Elsie, memorials may be given to the St. Paul’s Lutheran Church or Calvary Lutheran Church for the Deaf.
Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.walter-schroederfuneralhome.com
Walter ~ Schroeder Funeral Home at Fifth & Story Streets in Boone is handling the arrangements.Information provided by: Walter-Schroeder Funeral Home 503 Story Street Boone, Iowa 50036 515.432.1922 www.walter-schroederfuneralhome.com