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Sylvia Spreen

Sylvia Spreen, age 96, of New Rockford, ND, died on Tuesday, November 28, 2017, in Lutheran Home of the Good Shepherd, New Rockford.

Sylvia Mary Spreen was born on November 4, 1921 in Medford, Wisconsin, to William Sr. and Mary M. (Skabroud) Spreen. She attended school in Medford. 

Sylvia was a welder during WWII for Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding, Sturgeon Bay, WI.  She then worked at Wood Veterans Hospital, Milwaukee, WI.   Sylvia started working in the kitchen and retired as a Clerical Medical Transcriptionist.  Sylvia then moved to Necedah, WI, to do volunteer work for Queen of the Holy Rosary Mediatrix of Peace Shrine.  She later moved back to Medford for several years to care for her parents.  Sylvia’s father died, followed by her mother who passed away in November 1994.  Sylvia moved to New Rockford around 1995.

Sylvia is survived by two sisters, Lydia Meyer, Medford, WI, and Bernice Hirsch, Sparta, WI; one brother Elroy Spreen, Medford, WI; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by one sister, Lillian Pernsteiner, (Lydia’s twin); and one brother William Spreen, Jr.



Thursday, December 7th, beginning at 10AM, in St. John's Catholic Church, New Rockford, ND


Evergreen Cemetery, Medford, Wisconsin, at a later date

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Name: Margaret Coleman

Date: 12/7/17

Message: Sylvia I believed in you . You already know what's in my heart I shall forever use you Sister Mary Rose, Brother Bernard & Jeannette as my intercessory. I love you deep. Thank you for all of your letters you have written on behalf of the aborted babies. For The prayers on behalf of God the Father. I love the deep love you had for Wonderful St Joseph ( Who is the greatest Miracle Worker ever ) I always see you walking to Mass rain, snow, it did not matter.  I love all the times all of us went to St Michael's for Mass. all the Masses which were said at Our Lady of Perpetual Help church . I simply love You Sylvia... Love Margaret Ann


Name: Mickey

Message: Sylvia,  I'll love you forever..........


Name: Josolyn collier

Date: November 30

Message: Sylvia was our neighbor for many years. Always enjoyed her visits she was always working outside . She loved to garden and yes her faith was very strong . Loved her friends and family. thank you to all who helped care for her. I know she appreciated it. We will miss her


Name: Bonnie Larson

Date: Nov.30, 2017

Message: Sylvia was my Aunt. I saw her on every holiday as a child and youth. She was kind and always told me to pray. At that age, I didn't like it, but I am so glad she prayed for all her nieces and nephews. Now it is my turn to pray for all of mine. She was good to her parents and took care of them until their death. I will miss her. Love you Aunt Sylvia.

Your niece, Bonnie Larson

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