Mary E. Sprouse (nee Dobbertin)
April 20, 1928 — Jan. 24, 2017

Mary E. Sprouse (nee Dobbertin) of Merton went to be with her Lord and Savior on Tuesday, January 24, 2017, at the age of 88. Mary was born on April 20, 1928, at her grandparents’ house in Merton to Samuel and Esther Dobbertin.

Her calling in life was to be a registered nurse because of her passion for helping others. She finished her career at Community Memorial Hospital in Menomonee Falls, but continued to use her gift, caring for the needs of others. Mary loved to travel, play games, read and visit friends and family. Her greatest joy was spending time with her grandchildren and great-granddaughter. Mary shared her love of the Lord everywhere she went and was a lifelong member of The First Baptist Church of Merton.

Mary will be missed by, her children, Liz (Pat) Wong, Ruth Sprouse, Katharine Sprouse, James Sprouse and Karen Pretasky; grandchildren, Johannah (Matt) Senn, Jenna Sprouse, Rachel Wong, Eric Sprouse, Emily (Pule) Togaga’e, Alicia Wong, Amy Sprouse, and Julia Sprouse; and great-granddaughter, Harmony Togaga’e. She loved being called Grandma, Aunt Mary, Mom, and friend by many, many others.

Mary was preceded in death by her husband, Jim, and her siblings.

The visitation for Mary will be held on Saturday, March 11, from 9:30 a.m. until the 11 a.m. memorial service at First Baptist Church of Merton, N65W28217 Hickory Hill Drive, Merton, WI 53056. The burial will be held at Lisbon- Merton Union Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are appreciated to Camp Fairwood, W7905 S. Pleasant Road, Westfield, WI 53964.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call 262-542-6609, or for directions, an online obituary, or to leave a condolence, please visit