Edward A. Spradau

Edward A. Spradau, 90, formerly of Cascade, went home to be with his Lord on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009, at Gables of Waldo.

He was born on Sept. 17, 1919, son of the late Carl and Rose (nee Plautz) Spradau.

He married Delores Streicher on Aug. 3, 1942 at St. John Lutheran Church in Plymouth. She preceded him in death on Aug. 24, 1986.

In April of 1942 he entered the United States Army and served during the European Theater in the Middle East, serving until September of 1945. During his military service he received two Presidential Citations with three Oak Leaf Clusters for participation in the bombing of Pulaski Oil Field Raids and the Normandy Invasion.

During his working career he worked for the Gehl Company in West Bend as a welder for over 35 years, and worked part-time for over 40 years welding at Johnson Tool and Hydraulic. He retired from Gehl in 1984 and from Johnson Tool and Hydraulic in 2002.

He was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cascade, and a former member of the Plymouth Eagle's Club.

He is survived by four children; Sandra Skrentny of Kewaskum, Jan (June) Spradau of Harriman, Tenn., Sherry (Dennis) Muench of West Bend, Scott (Cindy) Spradau of Cascade, 13 grandchildren, 19 greatgrandchildren, two step-grandchildren and a brother-in-law, Jerome (Jerry) Skelton.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, a son, Terry, a grandchild, Tony Spradau, a son-in-law, Robert Skrentny, two stepchildren, King and Ace Hutchison, a brother, Eugene, and seven sisters, Rosella, Dorothy, Marie, Irene, Mildred, Vera, and Ruth.
Funeral Services will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, 2009 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Cascade with the Rev. Richard Bidinger officiating. Burial will follow in the Plymouth Woodlawn Cemetery. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from noon until the time of service. Wittkopp-Schneider Funeral and Cremation Service of Plymouth is assisting the family with arrangements.

Full Military Honors will be conducted graveside at the Woodlawn Cemetery by Plymouth VFW Worlds Cheese Center Post No. 5612. A memorial fund will be established in the name Edward A. Spradau.

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