5345 South Street | Vermilion, OH 44089
Obituary of Arnold R. Sprague
Arnold R. Sprague, 74, of Vermilion, died Monday, November 2, 2020 at Mercy Regional Medical Center after a lengthy illness.
He was born July 18, 1946 in Elyria and he had been a Vermilion resident for the past 19 years moving from Amherst.
Arnold worked as a pipefitter for UA Local 42 Plumbers, Steamfitters, HVACR Techs, & Marine Pipefitter for 32 years retiring in 1999.
He was a member of Grace United Methodist Church, Vermilion. He enjoyed woodworking, fishing, and building houses.
He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Dianna (nee Lilly) Sprague of Vermilion; daughter, Traci Moore of Reynoldsburg; son, Michael (Danielle) Sprague of Wasilla, AK; grandchildren, Jami (Emily), Joseph, Joshua, Nicholas and Michael Sprague and Cassidy and Ryan Moore; brother, George (Mary) Sprague of Sullivan; sister, Lois Lane of Fall Branch, TN; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Anna (nee Schaffer) Sprague; brothers, Carl, Russ, and Dwight Sprague; sisters, Dorothy Topinka and Evelyn Hendershot; and his nephew, Steven Sprague.
Friends and family who want to come are welcome to attend, but due to Covid-19, we are asking that people be careful to maintain social distancing, wear masks, and refrain from embracing. The family will receive friends on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 12 Noon at the Riddle Funeral Home, 5345 South Street Vermilion Ohio. Rev. Roger Skelley-Watts will officiate. Following the service, family and friends are encouraged to bring a lawn chair and join the family outside the funeral home for fellowship and a boxed lunch.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Grace United Methodist Church, Coen and West Lake Roads, Vermilion, OH 44089 or St. Francis Animal Sanctuary, 12516 Cherry Rd, Vermilion, OH 44089
Online condolences may be made at www.riddlefuneralhome.com.
5345 South Street
Vermilion, OH 44089
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