NEW ULM – Juliette Sprenger, 86, of New Ulm, died Friday, May 16, 2014 at Mayo Health Systems in Mankato.
Mass of Christian will be 11 a.m., Wednesday, May 21, at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A. Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the Winthrop Cemetery.
Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Tuesday and 7:30 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home NORTH CHAPEL in New Ulm. The Christian Mothers Society will pray the rosary at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Cathedral.
To leave an online condolence for her family or to sign the guest book go to www.mvfh.org.
Juliette is survived by her daughters, Delaine Heiderscheidt of London, Arkansas, Junita (Wayne) Christensen of Lake Crystal, Julie “Sandy” (Howard) Berg of Madison Lake, Gail (Brent) Fox of New Ulm, Jacqueline Sprenger and Fay Ann Underdahl, both of Mankato; a son, Eldor (Diane) Sprenger Jr. of Winthrop; 25 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; sisters, Rose Zollner of New Ulm, Katherine (Eugene) Fiege of Hector, Mary (Dennis) Stadick of New Ulm and Annette (Arthur) Helget of Hanksa; and by her brothers, Gilbert “Gib” (Janet) Hillesheim of Glenwood, Gildard “Spud” (Lois) Hillesheim of St. Peter, Joe (Alice) Hillesheim of Leavenworth and Steve (Sandy) Hillesheim of New Ulm.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Eldor Sprenger Sr.; daughter, Rosanne Severin; sisters, Regina Hillesheim, Ruth Prokesch; and by her brothers, Jerry, Francis “Francie,” Lyle and Hubert Jr. Hillesheim.
Juliette Margaret Hillesheim was born August 10, 1927 in Leavenworth to Hubert and Katherine (Schunk) Hillesheim. She was united in marriage to Eldor Sprenger on September 8, 1947 at the Church of the Japanese Martyrs in Leavenworth. After marriage they farmed near Leavenworth for nine years and then they purchased a farm near Winthrop. They farmed there until retiring in the mid- 80s but continued to live on the farm until moving to New Ulm in 2004. Juliette enjoyed embroidery, playing cards, polka and country music, gardening, flowers, watching CNN and the John Deere Bandwagon.
She was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm and the Christian Mothers Society.