Lori Ann “Blondie” Sprenger, age 45 of Melrose, died peacefully surrounded by her family after a courageous battle with cancer on Thursday, July 19, 2012 at her home in Melrose. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Monday, July 23, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Melrose and one hour prior to the mass at church on Monday. Parish prayers will be held at 7:30 p.m. Sunday evening at the funeral home. Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.
Lori Ann Bauer was born November 29, 1966 in Melrose, Minnesota to Ervin, Jr. and Cecilia (Wiechmann) Bauer. Lori graduated from Melrose High School in 1985. She was united in marriage to Timothy “Tim” Sprenger on October 15, 1988 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. Lori opened her own daycare at their home in 1997. She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose and Sts. Bernard and Elizabeth Society. Lori loved life and lived it to the fullest. She loved shopping, traveling, camping, and going to the beach. Lori enjoyed watching television and going to the movies. She was a wonderful wife and mother and an excellent daycare provider.
Survivors include her husband, Tim Sprenger of Melrose; children, Cassidy and Brady Sprenger, both at home; parents, Ervin, Jr. and Cecelia Bauer of Melrose; brothers, Gary (Jackie) Bauer of Melrose, Glenn (Amy) Bauer of Melrose, Mike (Lucy) Bauer of Melrose, Joey Bauer of Melrose, and Kristie (Gary) Mayer of Melrose.