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Alexander Funeral Home-West Chapel

2100 West Illinois Street, Evansville, IN

OBITUARY

Robert Forest Sprinkle

March 28, 1943July 30, 2019
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Robert Forest Sprinkle, 76, of Evansville, IN, a cancer survivor of 17 years from lymphoma, has succumbed after 3 years to pancreatic cancer and passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019. I was born at the Ft. Bliss Army Hospital in El Paso, TX on March 28, 1943 where my dad was stationed for a time during WWII. A couple of months later he was shipped to the Pacific Theatre and my mom and I returned to Tell City, IN to live with my mother’s parents until the end of the war.

I attended St. Paul’s grade school and graduated from Tell City High School in 1961. I enjoyed those years while playing high school sports, had many close friends as classmates, and still stayed in close contact with many of my classmates and teammates. After spending 1962 working at a furniture factory in Tell City, I then attended Oakland City College for a year. I moved to Evansville, IN and started working in the IT area at Mead Johnson in 1963. During my 36 years of employment, Mead Johnson was a great place to work as they had good benefits and great people to work with. The work environment allowed me to attend night school at the University of Evansville and graduate in 1969.

I was preceded in death by my parents, Marshie and Martha Marchand Sprinkle.

I am survived by my wife and great partner of 34 years, Lisa Steele Sprinkle; daughters, Bobbi (Jeff) Stanovich (3 children) of Dallas, TX, Julie (Troy) McMurtry (3 children, 1 great GC) of Evansville, IN; son Wes (Jill) Sprinkle (2 children) of Tower Lakes, IL; brothers, Jim (Phyllis) Sprinkle of Lake Mary, FL, Paul (Janis) Sprinkle of Tell City, IN, Dale (Jan) Sprinkle of Tell City, IN, John (Kate) Sprinkle of Apopka, FL and Dan (Melissa) Sprinkle of Rushville, IN; 13 nieces and nephews.

I would like to thank my Oncologist, Dr. Tony Stephens and the staff at Oncology/Hematology Assoc. in Evansville, and my Dr.’s and staff at the IU Med Center in Indianapolis, and the nurses and staff at Deaconess VNA Hospice.

A celebration of life service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Alexander West Chapel officiated by Celebrant Carrie Hatchett. Friends may visit 1-7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and Sunday 12 p.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite cancer cause, Chemo Buddies, 6521 Greencove Ave, Evansville, IN 47715 or Deaconess VNA Hospice, 610 E. Walnut St Evansville, IN 47713.

I was blessed with a good life, a great wife, a great family, and good friends. It has been a good ride!

Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com

  • FAMILY

  • Lisa Sprinkle, Wife
  • Bobbi (Jeff) Stanovich, Daughter
  • Julie (troy) McMurtry, Daughter
  • Wes (Jill) Sprinkle, Son
  • Jim (Phyllis) Sprinkle, Brother
  • Paul (Janis) Sprinkle, Brother
  • Dale (Jan) Sprinkle, Brother
  • John (Kate) Sprinkle, Brother
  • Dan (Melissa) Sprinkle, Brother
  • Also Robert is survived by 13 nieces and nephews

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, August 3, 2019
  • Visitation Sunday, August 4, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Sunday, August 4, 2019

Memories

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Shelly Duggan

August 5, 2019

Lisa, We are so sorry to read of Bob’s passing. You two were a wonderful couple. We enjoyed many fun times with you and Bob. You and your families are in our thoughts. Jan Saucerman and Shelly Duggan

Steven & Cathy Schroeder

August 3, 2019

Lisa,
So sorry for your loss, you have our sympathy and prayers during this difficult time.
Bob and you were always a breath of fresh air, always uplifting, and Thankful we met!
God Bless You!

GAYLORD & WANDA WITTMER

August 3, 2019

I remember Bob and I (Gaylord) having so much fun as kids when we met at your Grandparent Sprinkle's home. These are very good memories as a child.

For the family, we are deeply sorry for your loss. It was so great seeing Bob and you (Lisa) last year in Florida.

Jim Ahrens

August 1, 2019

Such a great loss. The world truly needs more Bob Sprinkles. We played against each other in high school - he for Tell City and I for Reitz. I really got to know him when we both worked at BMS. We eventually became westside neighbors and often fished together. Bob was such a friendly, outgoing person and would do anything he could to help you. I have treasured memories of our experiences and am so thankful our paths more than just crossed. I offer my prayers and condolences to Lisa and his family as they cope with their loss, but rest assured our Lord and Savior has welcomed him with open arms

Becky Owen

July 31, 2019

Lisa. So sorry I know it has been a long road and you were by his side all the way. Hope you can now find some peace with the situation.

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Biography

Robert Forest Sprinkle, 76, of Evansville, IN, a cancer survivor of 17 years from lymphoma, has succumbed after 3 years to pancreatic cancer and passed away Tuesday, July 30, 2019. I was born at the Ft. Bliss Army Hospital in El Paso, TX on March 28, 1943 where my dad was stationed for a time during WWII. A couple of months later he was shipped to the Pacific Theatre and my mom and I returned to Tell City, IN to live with my mother’s parents until the end of the war.

I attended St. Paul’s grade school and graduated from Tell City High School in 1961. I enjoyed those years while playing high school sports, had many close friends as classmates, and still stayed in close contact with many of my classmates and teammates. After spending 1962 working at a furniture factory in Tell City, I then attended Oakland City College for a year. I moved to Evansville, IN and started working in the IT area at Mead Johnson in 1963. During my 36 years of employment, Mead Johnson was a great place to work as they had good benefits and great people to work with. The work environment allowed me to attend night school at the University of Evansville and graduate in 1969.

I was preceded in death by my parents, Marshie and Martha Marchand Sprinkle.

I am survived by my wife and great partner of 34 years, Lisa Steele Sprinkle; daughters, Bobbi (Jeff) Stanovich (3 children) of Dallas, TX, Julie (Troy) McMurtry (3 children, 1 great GC) of Evansville, IN; son Wes (Jill) Sprinkle (2 children) of Tower Lakes, IL; brothers, Jim (Phyllis) Sprinkle of Lake Mary, FL, Paul (Janis) Sprinkle of Tell City, IN, Dale (Jan) Sprinkle of Tell City, IN, John (Kate) Sprinkle of Apopka, FL and Dan (Melissa) Sprinkle of Rushville, IN; 13 nieces and nephews.

I would like to thank my Oncologist, Dr. Tony Stephens and the staff at Oncology/Hematology Assoc. in Evansville, and my Dr.’s and staff at the IU Med Center in Indianapolis, and the nurses and staff at Deaconess VNA Hospice.

A celebration of life service will be held 2:00 p.m. Sunday, August 4, 2019 at Alexander West Chapel officiated by Celebrant Carrie Hatchett. Friends may visit 1-7 p.m. Saturday at the funeral home and Sunday 12 p.m. until service time.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to your favorite cancer cause, Chemo Buddies, 6521 Greencove Ave, Evansville, IN 47715 or Deaconess VNA Hospice, 610 E. Walnut St Evansville, IN 47713.

I was blessed with a good life, a great wife, a great family, and good friends. It has been a good ride!