2018-02-08 / Obituaries



Gary D. Sprague, age 70, of Bay Port, died Sunday, February 4, 2018 at home under hospice care, surrounded by his family.

Gary was born November 6, 1947 in Pigeon, to the late Russell and Helen (Palace) Sprague. He graduated in 1965 from Lakers High School. He enjoyed fishing and had done commercial fishing with his grandfather, Nijay, his father, Russell and brother, Robert. He worked 30 years at Pigeon Manufacturing, and retired from Richmond Steel in 2010 as a welder. After retiring, he roofed with his nephew’s business, Darin’s Handyman. He enjoyed gardening, hunting, dressing up for Halloween and spending time with his best friend Walt and brother, Robert.

He is survived by his children, Amy (Tom) Gettel of Sebewaing, Candace Krohn of Sebewaing, Erika Sprague of Bay Port, Ryan Sprague of Bay Port, Shane Sprague of Bay Port and stepdaughter, Angelina Bieri of Caseville; 13 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; brother, Robert (Sara) of Bay Port and Charlene (Greg) Alexander of Bay Port. He was preceded in death by his son, Christopher.

Funeral services will be 4 p.m. Friday, February 9 at the Champagne Funeral Chapel of Elkton with Elder Ervin Haley. Visitation will begin at noon Friday and continue until the service time at 4 p.m. Memorials may be made to the family. www.ChampagneFuneralChapel.com

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