Friday, December 30, 2011


AGE: 80

ADDRESS: N2881 Castle Road Medford Town of Medford Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 4:30 A.M. Friday, December 30 at his residence surrounded by his loving family and Hope Hospice

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: A Celebration of Neil’s Life will be held at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 3 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where full Military Honors will be performed by the Medford Area Military Honors Team

OFFICIATING: Pastor Kenneth A. Dix and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

PLACE OF BURIAL: Cremainal Inurnment will take place in Medford Evergreen Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION AT: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Monday, January 2 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 6:45 P.M. Masonic Service and also from 9:00 A.M. until the time of service at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 3 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 19, 1931 in Medford

EDUCATION: Attended Medford Public School

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: July 9, 1951 in North Dakota to Eleanor W. Bohn and they later divorced.
2nd May 1987 to Marguerite Donnelly and they later divorced

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: After school Neil moved out to Montana where he worked on a ranch and was a truck driver. In 1951 he was then drafted in the U.S. Army where he was stationed in Germany and discharged in 1953. He held a variety of jobs until he started Spreen Construction where he owned and operated the company from 1969 until his retirement in 2010. Neil enjoyed fishing, hunting, trips to the casino, his ponds and wildlife. He also enjoyed spending time with his family and his cats.

MEMBER OF: Klossner-Dietzler VFW Post #5729, Medford, Landua-Jensen American Legion Post #147, Medford and Masonic Lodge #217, Medford and Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: Candice (Bill) Zirngible of Medford, Debra (Gary) Kapfhamer of Medford, Lori (Mark) Albers of Medford, Neil (Nancy Gegg) Spreen Jr. of Perryville, Missouri and Andrew Spreen of Australia

4 Grandsons: Justin (Carrie) Zirngible of Medford, Nathan (Mary Ann) Zirngible of Antigo, Jake and Adam Kapfhamer of Medford

1 Step Great-Great Granddaughter

SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister: Lucile Carstensen of Mesquite, Nevada
Brother: Dale (Erika) Spreen of Spring Branch, Texas

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTERS: 3 Brothers: Charles, Dennis and Raymond Spreen
1 Sister: Darlene Bigelow

DECEASED FATHER: Charles G. Spreen

DECEASED MOTHER: Elizabeth M. Spreen (Maiden Name: Krausse)

URN BEARERS: Grandsons: Justin and Nathan Zirngible, Jake and Adam Kapfhamer

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Neil’s family to be designated at a later date
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