Ronald Homer Sprague

January 24, 1934 - March 16, 2016
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Ronald H. Sprague, age 82 of Lima and formerly of Buckland, died at 8:23 a.m., Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at his residence. He was born January 24, 1934 in St. Mary’s, Ohio; the son of the late Glenn and Lucina Agner Sprague. On July 6, 1956 he married Marguerita ‘Marge’ Bruner, who survives.

Ron was employed by Superior Tube Company in Wapakoneta for 41 years and retired as Production Manager in 1993. In retirement, he enjoyed playing golf with his friends, Ronnie and Elmer Martin, in Lima and together they were involved in maintenance work at Colonial and other local golf courses. He served in the U. S. Army from 1956 – 1958. He was a member of the New Hope Christian Center where he had been an Elder of the church. One of his loves was woodworking; he built his own workshop at home where he made many pieces of furniture for his family. He will be remembered for his love of Dr. Pepper, and he would often bring his own can to restaurants that didn’t carry the product.

He is survived by 2 sons – Mark (Laura) Sprague of Cape Coral, FL; Brian (Diana) Sprague of New Bremen, OH; a daughter – Beth Maus of Maumee, OH; 13 grandchildren – Lanna, Kyle, Cayla, Anton (Ariel) Sprague; Alicia (Brad) Jutte, Stephanie (Alex) Bergman, Kristin (James) Lampert, Josie Sprague; Seth (Katherine), Joel (Mollie), Jonathan, Evan, Elyssa Maus; 1 great grandson – Asher Jutte; 1 sister – Carol (Larry) Hefner of Harrod; a brother-in-law – Victor Metz of DeGraff, OH.

He was preceded in death by a grandson – Michael Sprague and a sister – Janice Metz.

Funeral services will begin 11:00 a.m., Saturday, March 19, 2016 at New Hope Christian Center. Pastor James Menke and Pastor John Bowers will officiate. Burial will follow at 3:00 p.m., Saturday in Buckland Cemetery.

The family will receive friends from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., Friday, at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.

Preferred memorial contributions may be made to St. Rita’s Hospice or New Hope Christian Center.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Friday, March 18, 2016

Time: 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Inc.

Address:

311 West Main Street, Cridersville, OH, 45806

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016

Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

New Hope Christian Church

Address:

Baty Road, Lima, OH,

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Service Information

Date: Saturday, March 19, 2016

Time: 11:00 am

New Hope Christian Church

Address:

Baty Road, Lima, OH,

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Born: January 24, 1934
Died: March 16, 2016

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