Alumni

Contact Information

Sprague Alumni Association
P.O. Box 171
Sprague, WA 99032






Officers
President: Stefani kanzler '09
Vice President: Kevin Gaffney '70
Secretary: Stefani Kanzler '09
TreasurerBrooke Taylor Overstreet '96

63rd Annual Alumni Banquet

posted Nov 3, 2017, 12:41 PM by Stefani Kanzler   [ updated Nov 3, 2017, 12:47 PM ]

63rd Annual Alumni Banquet

(Attached are Class Photos)

The Sprague Alumni Association held its 63rd Annual Alumni Banquet on October 7th. The honor classes were 1937, 1947, 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997 and 2007. We had a GREAT turnout with over 50 alumni present.

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50 Year Honor Class-- 1967

Back Row: Tom Klein, Daniel Bonk, Rod Hill, Don Ringwood, Dick Sharp

Front Row: Yvonne Klein Crumley, Janelle Smith Jones, Teacher: Maureen Smith Bourne, Suzi Stack Arndt, Judi Vold Ringwood



This banquet is held every year so that graduates from Sprague High School and St. Joseph’s Academy can come together, catch up and reminisce.


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Alumni enjoying a lovely meal provided by Classy Country Catering.


If you have mailing information for yourself or a fellow alumnus, please contact Stefani Kanzler via mail or email. We are constantly trying to keep up with mailing addresses, email addresses and any other contact information. You can always find us on our Facebook page.


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60 Year Honor Class-- 1957

Karol Engahls Clarke, Jack Lee, Donna Dunn Tareski



A delicious dinner was provided by Classy Country Catering. Class pictures were taken by Becky Kanzler. High school students, Awson Wheeler and Kelsey Billigmeier, volunteered to help with set-up, serving and clean up. It was an amazing evening of good friends, good food and good memories.


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20 Year Honor Class-- 1997

Melinda Kissler Canaday, Jamie Smith Geris, Melissa Morton Kjack




Next year’s Alumni Banquet will be on October 6, 2018 and ALL Alumni are welcome!! Until next time, have a great year!


63rd Annual Sprague Alumni Banquet

posted Sep 1, 2017, 3:10 PM by Stefani Kanzler   [ updated Sep 1, 2017, 3:11 PM ]

Sprague Alumni Banquet

2017


The 63rd annual Sprague Alumni Association Banquet will be held October 7th, 2017 in the Sprague Grade School Multi-Purpose Room at 6:30 pm. The honor classes for this year are 1937, 1947, 1957, 1967, 1977, 1987, 1997, and 2007.

Please Take a Moment to Helpto update the Alumni Address list. Through the years we have lost touch with a number of folk. Included in this year’s mailing is a list of Graduates by year with an unknown status. If you happen to know either their address or the sad chance that they may be deceased, a few moments of your time would be appreciated if you would share your address book with ours by sending a note either via email or traditional mail.

Email

Traditional Mail


spraguealumni@gmail.com

Sprague Alumni Association

Box 171

Sprague, WA 99032

Now to the fun part of our annual celebration. First, the honor classes for this year. Followed by the “Special Highlights” offering more opportunity to visit and reminisce beyond the banquet.


Honored Classes for this year: of Sprague High School & St. Joseph’s Academy

1937: Robert Harding (d), Louis Manfred Cheatham, Irene Escure (d), Bill Ringwood (d), Elizabeth Jones Clark, Marian Moore Goers, Frances Kalkwarf Hutter, Margaret Keller Keehner, Ruth Richardson Packer, Francis Brophy (d), Hannah Stromberger Foley, Myra Stolp DeChenne (d), Dan Mills (d), Betty McElwain Slelaff (d), Irene Telecky Gilliam (d), Albert Becker (d), Louise Potts Dolan, Laura Heimbigner (d), Isabella Mathiesen Rennick (d), Bob Kelly (d), Evan Hamley, Woodrow Simmons (d).


1947: Milo Bren, Jeannette Stevenson, Doris Spuler Peterson, Beverly J. Stolp Jacobson, Joe Adams (d), Claudine Martin (d), France Rothlisberg, Helen Dill, Inez Slead Berner, Billie Jean Eichner Whited (d), Tony Algeria, Nina Raahn, Charlotte Jones Paul, Richard Black (d), Virgil Bonk, Ted Ham, Richard Whipple, Margaret Long Melville (d), Lee Ableman (d), Eugene Lobe, Elmer Mann (d), Donna Boivan Kelly (d), Juanita Lamparter Polda.


1957: Sharon Culligan, Pearlene Waters Lara, Earl Bogle, Karol Engdahl Clark, Chuck McNutt, Sharon Gardner O’Leary, Veronica Borden, Jack Lee, Joan Desmarais Cates, Donna Dunn Tareski, Ethel McMahan, mary Pat O’Leary Jack, Susan Hunsaker (d), Virginia Hayes, Shirley Garrick (d), Nancy Franks Miller.


1967: Yvonne Klein Crumley, Marcus Jarvis (d), Tom Klein (d), Wayne Scroggie, Thomas Mitchell, Suzi Stack Arndt, Rod Hill, Marsha Gau Crawford, Linda Deerheim Stokoe, Keith McKinney, Don Ringwood, Randy Holloway, Dick Sharp, Judddddddi Vollld Ringwood, Donna Smith Gilmore, Ed Seubert, Iona Kintschi, Janelle Smith Jones, Daniel Bonk, Ron Gosselin.

1977:Gale Frederick Mann, Bob Eide, Connie Shields Niemeyer, David Buob, Doug Bailey (d), Gary Bogle, Jackie Dirks, Ed Shields, Sandra Whipple Pelissier, Kathy Burke (d), Bryan Bailey (d), Patrice Power Heller, Rick Howard, Shari Nelson Bolden, Tammy Drath, Teresa Manz, Larry Brown, Terri Ruud Cole, Terry Bourne, Tim Polda, Walt Gram Jr., Mike Engles.

1987: Deanna Balfe, Wes Frederick, Traci Lane Slaaen, Robby Cannon, Nola Jackson, Debra Waggoner, Teresa Curl Kiehn, Matt Johnson, Larae Bourne Rodriguez, Kimberly Pearson Gosnell, Julie Behrens Stark, Dennis Shepherd, Amy Swain eiger, Colleen Young Gordon, Aaron Lowman Sr., Clinton Waggoner.

1997: Desiree Moss, Chris Smith, David Thompson, Melinda Kissler Canaday, Jamie Smith Geris, Josh Nolt, Melissa Morton Kjack, Jana Fox Bush, Travis McKay, Aaron Fowler, Adam Hoffman, Krysty Stanescu Moon.

2007: Jacquelynn Lowman Soderberg, Amanda Courneya Mott, Megan Gaffney, Justin Knott, Josh Frost, Michelle Hood, Dane’ Standish, Maria Rustemeyer, Ron Murphy, Ron Salisbury.

Alumni Officers: Pres. John Kraemer (’88), VP Kevin Gaffney (‘70), Sec. Stefani Kanzler (’09) 994-7022, Tres. Brooke Taylor Overstreet (‘96).

All reservations and donations should be sent to Sprague Alumni Assoc. Box 171, Sprague, WA 99032. Please respond by September 26th for food planning purposes. Served this year by Classy Country Catering. RSVP Forms are attached at the bottom of this post.


Special HighlightThe Class of 1967 and friends are invited to a no-host social gathering before the banquet. It will be held at the new Fire Station on old Airport Road. Starting at 2:00 PM, it will go until dinner time with snacks provided. Bring cameras.



Dee F. Ableman

posted May 16, 2017, 12:05 PM by Stefani Kanzler

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Dee F. Ableman was born on February 3, 1934 to Arlie and Myrtle Ableman while Myrtle was visiting her sister in Worley, Idaho. Dee grew up in the Tyler area, going to school in Sprague, Washington. Dee and his brother Lee were best friends throughout their lives. Dee married JoAnn Bacon on January 10, 1953. They made a life in Cheney, Washington and Medical Lake, Washington where they raised their 3 children. Dee and JoAnn were divorced in 1988.

He met and fell in love with Grace Wynn Batten and they were married on November 23, 1991. Dee happily embraced Grace's children, Howard and Katie, as his own. He delighted in all his grandchildren. Dee retired after 25 years of service from Eastern State Hospital where he was the Electrical Shop Foreman.

In his spare time, Dee became an accomplished finish carpenter. He enjoyed remodeling and finishing each of his homes. Dee and Lee spent many happy hours touring on their motorbikes. Dee loved trains and enjoyed building a detailed miniature railroad complete with town, hills, valleys, bridges, tunnels, farms and a railyard. Dee's gardens were his pride and joy and everyone marveled at their beauty.

Dee is survived by his loving wife Grace; his children: Ardee Ableman, Cheney, Teri (Larry) Bauman, Sedro Woolley, Barb Ableman, Cheney, Howard (Stacy) Batten, Woodenville, and Katie Flores, Rancho Cucumonga, California; his grandchildren: Justin (Heather) Norwood, Carme (Seth Powell) Bauman, Leisl (Billy) Kerechek, Gabe Flores, Julia Flores, Ethan, Sydney, Allison and Samantha Riley; his great-grandchildren: Amy, Trevor, Sarah, Gwen and Caden; nephews, Steve Ableman and Todd (Judy) Ableman as well as numerous great-nieces and nephews.

Dee was preceded in death by his parents Arland and Myrtle Ableman, his brother Lee Ableman, sister-in-law Elsie Ableman, nephew Gary Ableman and granddaughter Heather Ableman-Impecoven.

Words cannot describe what a wonderful, kind, loving, caring and hilarious man Dee was. We are so thankful for his love, time and attention. He was always there for us and will be sorely missed.

Dee's memorial service will be on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11:00 at Saint Andrew's Episcopal Church, 2404 N. Howard Street, Spokane, Washington. Interment will follow at 4:00 pm at Spokane Memorial Gardens, 5909 Cheney Spokane Rd., Spokane, Washington.

Alumni Banquet 2016

posted Sep 15, 2016, 11:48 AM by Stefani Kanzler

Sprague Alumni Banquet

2016

The 62nd annual Sprague Alumni Association Banquet will be held October 1st, 2016 in the Sprague Grade School Multi-Purpose Room at 6:30 pm. The honor classes for this year are 1936, 1946, 1956, 1966, 1976, 1986, 1996, and 2006.

Please Take a Moment to Helpto update the Alumni Address list. Through the years we have lost touch with a number of folk. Included in this year’s mailing is a list of Graduates by year with an unknown status. If you happen to know either their address or the sad chance that they may be deceased, a few moments of your time would be appreciated if you would share your address book with ours by sending a note either via email or traditional mail.

Email

Traditional Mail


spraguealumni@gmail.com

Sprague Alumni Association

Box 171

Sprague, WA 99032

Now to the fun part of our annual celebration. First, the honor classes for this year. Followed by the “Special Highlights” offering more opportunity to visit and reminisce beyond the banquet.

Honored Classes for this year: of Sprague High School & St. Joseph’s Academy

1936: Joanna Blackwood Ader (d), Emmett Retter (d), Clarence Jones (d), Daniel J. Miller (d), Russel Svhan (d), Jerry V. Voelker (d), Claire Miller Donelson (d), Robert Taylor (d), Harold Jones (d), Agnes Wieters Hammond (d), John Mills (d), Ray Kelly (d), Manis L. Rogers (d), Harry Becker, Perpetua Menzia Murray (d), Raymond Tully (d), Barbara Gumble Kleweno, Eleanor Goodwin Peterson, Marian Jones Tully (d), Philip Hertrich (d), Patricia Davis Gough (d), Teresa Escure Healy (d), Sam Darnelle (d), Clair Reiha, Elaine Nelson, Harvey Conrath (d), Bernie Smith (d), Arlene Stolp Sooy (d), Alfred Kraemer (d), Leonard Heimbigner (d), Rosina Menzia Chvatal.

1946: Leo Adams (d), Dorothy Sallenback Wood, Loren Moos (d), Thelma Countryman Cree (d), Robert Gee, Elizabeth Gress, Mary Ann Martin, Joseph Ringwood (d), Francis Spuler, Faye Raahn, Bertha Garrick, Edna Butterfield Jarvis (d), Evelyn Yohnka Kraemer, Sherman Rhodes (d), Kathleen Cronin (d).

1956: Jim Miller, Marian Dunn Thompson, Jim Fox, Linda Stanley, Agnes Borden Dauncey, Maureen Smith Bourne, Irene Tobin Colby (d), Dale Doerschlag (d), Esther Davis, Judith Heimbigner, Carol Jean Peterson Robinson, Doris Clark Dierckins, Mary Lou Perrault, Charles Frerichs (d), Larry Clark, Kay Jans Walker, Dennis Hoff (d), Evan McDonald, Marla Jo Doerschlag Dittrich, Sandra Bishop (d), John Melville (d).

1966: Mike Whipple, Russel Klein, Thomas Carter, Dr. Tery J. Brown, Jim Palasma, Phylis Reed Cousins, Ritchie DeSpain, Cheryl Duncan Robinson, David Whipple, Gary Calrson, Jim Darby, Mary Kaye Stromberger Klein, Sherry Flowers York, Christie Stack Eaton, Tom Franson, Tim Gaffney, Joanne Christensen Christie.

1976: Laurie Smigaj Margaritias, Bill Linton, Tim Johnson, Russ Keevy, Roger Carnagey (d), Randy Jarvis, Mike Jones, Jim Lee, Karen Klein Kraiss, Janna Smith Ringwood, Gary Fode (d), Don Harding, Debbie Culligan Swanson, Chet Swift, Bruce Cousins, Kim Pelissier, Irene Ringwood.

1986: Joe Lovett, Tina Swannack, Seijiro Ishibashi (exchange), Dan Shepherd, Topi Tainen (exchange), Tina Gilchrest Steinmetz, Lynn Wolfer, John Melville, Dave Wesselman, Cidy Boyle, Jussi Mokka (exchange).

1996: Heather Wilken Rose, Ryan Vold, Christina Hainline Reubens, Shannon Workman Booth, Robin Mather Harmon, Ben Hoffman, Ryan Hattrup, Bryan Moxcey, Brooke Taylor Overstreet, Desirae Victor, Star Inge Melville.

2006: Kristi Heide, Jessica Wicks, Rachel Beck, Brian Whipple, Lauren Stromberger Rafati, Stacie Shields Schultheis, Lea Shields, Derek Sauer, Andy Harding, Marcus Tesky.  

Alumni Officers: Pres. John Kraemer (’88), VP Doug Shields  (d) (’75), Sec. Stefani Kanzler (’09) 994-7022, Tres. Janet Stromberger Whipple (’75) 257-2839

All reservations and donations should be sent to Sprague Alumni Assoc. Box 171, Sprague, WA 99032. Please respond by September 26th for food planning purposes. Served this year by Classy Country Catering. RSVP Forms are attached at the bottom of this post.


Special Highlight – There will be no entertainment at the Sprague Community Center this year.









RSVP or Scholarship Fund Donation Form

   

____________________________________ will be attending the banquet on October 1, 2016.

RSVP to:

Sprague Alumni Association

Box 171

Sprague, WA 99032

______________ Scholarship Fund Donation



______________ # of Diners @ $15/person


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