Julie Sprakel
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Juliana Martina "Julie" Sprakel, age 81 of Crofton, Nebraska, died on Sunday, February 1, 2015 at her residence.

Mass of Christian Burial will be on Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 10:30 am at the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in Crofton with Rev. Michael Schmitz officiating. Burial will be in the Beaver Creek Cemetery in rural Crofton. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm with a Vigil Service at 7:00 pm at the church. Visitation will begin one hour prior to Services on Wednesday at the church. The Wintz Funeral Home in Crofton is in charge of arrangements.

Honorary pallbearers will be her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Active Pallbearers will be Craig McShannon, Brent Frady, Bob Ferden, Adam Sprakel, Jason Woockman, Jacob Warriner, Alec Sprakel and Max Sprakel.

Julie was born on September 27, 1933 at Crofton to Joseph and Anna (Mihm) Goeller. She grew up on a farm near Crofton and graduated from Crofton High School in 1951 and then attended Wayne State College for one year. Julie married Waldemar Sprakel on January 13, 1953 at Crofton and they made their home on a farm northwest of Crofton. She worked at Bogners Steakhouse in Crofton, the Weigand Marina and the Crofton Senior Citizens Center but devoted her life to raising her family. She was a great cook especially well known for her fried chicken that was served on Sunday. She liked playing cards and spending time with her grandkids and great grandkids. Julie was a member of the St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, Guild and Christian Mothers.

Julie is survived by 9 children and their spouses, Anna and Gary McShannon of Crofton; Lorraine and Bruce Frady of Sioux City, Iowa; Barbara Ferden of Crofton; Matthew and Kyla Sprakel of Crofton; Marietta and Delos Warriner of Yankton; Elaine and Gary Woockman of Crofton; Armand and Niki Sprakel of Crofton; Donald and Jill Sprakel of Yankton; Timothy and Molly Sprakel of Omaha, NE; 34 grandchildren, 30 great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Waldemar, on September 10, 1996 at the age of 71; two sisters, Alfreda Carda, Irmagard Donner; an infant brother and a brother, Tony Goeller.




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To the Sprakel family

So sorry to hear of Julie's passing,she was such a good neighbor and friend. My prayers are with you all.

Steve and Valerie Wieseler


My heart is full of sadness.

I have many wonderful memories of your mom. Fried chicken on Sunday mornings, cards at the table in the kitchen and the great stories we shared at Walts are just a few of memorable moments. Every time I was with her I would laugh until I cried. She will be missed.

Prayers to the family

Tami Beran Jacobsen


Dear Cousins,

Her infectious laugh was so incredible! I hold dear many great memories of visiting you and your parents on the farm while growing up. My thoughts are with you all at this most difficult time.

Pat Kollars


Your mom will be missed . Have fond memories of the years we worked together at the center & how when it came time to make the potato salad we had to get Julie's recipe. How wonderful that we were able to have Julie in our lives. May your memories help you thru the sorrow. Katie & Tony Tramp

Katie Tramp


Sprakel Family,

I am sorry to hear about Julie. She was an amazing lady and you are very fortunate to have many great memories.

My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Steph Orr - Berry


Your family has lost a wonderful lady and I have lost a wonderful friend, going way back to our childhood. I know she rests in peace.

Joan Nohr Enright


Our thought and prayers are with the family and friends at this time of your loss. I got to know Julie as a friend & classmate of my sister Donna. Julie will be missed by many

Marcia & Bob Rissler


Sorry to hear the passing of Julie...my sympathy to the family..

Donna Doering Joslin


To the Sprakel Family.

My deepest sympathy. I will never forget her laugh. She was the Mom that everyone wanted

Becky (Jungclaus) Neuhalfen


My deepest sympathy to the Sprakel family. I never met Marietta's Mom but knowing Marietta since she graduated from high school and based on the comments above I can see where she got her laugh and ready sense of humor, thanks Julie, sorry I didn't get to meet you. But I guess I know why.... looks like Marietta was keeping me away from the chicken and potato salad.

Roger Willcut


So sorry to hear of Julie's passing. My deepest sympathies to the family.

Troy Phipps


My heart is heavy for all of you. Your mom loved all of you so much. She also shared that love with those of us who are lucky enough to be your friends. She made us laugh time and time again. Hugs to all of you.

Carla (Steffen) Tressell


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