Rick Sponholz

March 15, 1953September 29, 2021

Rick A. Sponholz, 68, of Pine Mountain, GA went to be with the Lord on Wednesday, September 29, 2021.

Rick was born March 15, 1953 in Milwaukee, WI to the late Richard Sponholz and Lois Wimmer Vaclav.

He is survived by his wife, Alice Sponholz; children, Richard Sponholz, Michael Sponholz and Kimberly (Drew) Cavenaugh; grandson, Wesley Sponholz; sister Cheri Kitoman; nieces, Beth and Sarah Dorshak; nephew, Chad Sponholz.

Funeral Services will be held 2:00 P.M Monday, October 4, 2021 in the Chapel of Striffler-Hamby Mortuary. The gathering of family and friends will be held Monday prior to the service from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in his honor to Callaway Gardens. You can do so by mailing a check with Rick’s name on the memo to: 100 Meadowview Lane, Pine Mt. GA 31822. Or, you may call Sandy McKeen at 706-663-5185 and she will allocate funds in his honor to projects Rick held dear. Those wishing to share a condolence or remembrance with the family may do so by visiting

Arrangements are by Striffler-Hamby Mortuary, 1010 Mooty Bridge Road, LaGrange, GA 30240 (706) 884-8636


  • Alice Sponholz, Spouse
  • Richard Sponholz, Son
  • Michael Sponholz, Son
  • Kimberly Cavenaugh (Drew), Daughter
  • Wesley Sponholz, Grandson
  • Cheri Kitoman, Sister
  • Beth and Sarah Dorshak, Nieces
  • Chad Sponholz, Nephew

  • Callaway Gardens


  • Gathering of Family and Friends

    Monday, October 4, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Monday, October 4, 2021


Rick Sponholz

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Beth (Oistad) Piette

October 5, 2021

Dear Lynn and kids,

I’m so sorry for your loss. I remember Rick from Mt. Hope teaching Sunday school and talking about green twinkies, I was laughing so hard I had tears in my eyes. I also remember trips to Estes Park and hiking through the mountains. You were both a great influence on that trip.
You all remain in my thoughts and prayers as you go through this difficult time.

Beth (Oistad) Piette

George & Karen Comer

October 4, 2021

Rick (aka Charlie’s dad😻) will be missed on his walks by our house to the post office holding hands with Alice and for his monitoring of Chip’s activities.
Charlie has his own heated pad, swing, house & an endless supply of food .Chip visits often.
Rick’s love and compassion were evident

Linda Fiester

October 3, 2021

We did not know you or Rick very well Alice, but we sure enjoyed seeing you walking through the neighborhood holding hands….always brought a smile to our faces.
Your sweet husband will be missed and we send you and yours our sincere condolences.
Linda and Al Fiester

Karl Dix

October 3, 2021

I will always remember swapping Wisconsin stories with Rick and cheering on the Badgers and Packers - I am sure that God called Rick to catch up on all the Wisconsin news and reserved a special cottage in heaven for him with Wisco and Packer flags in front.

Barbara Dix

October 3, 2021

We shared in your love of the Badgers, Packers, and Callaway Gardens! May you Rest In Peace with the Lord.
Barbara & Karl

Demetria Hendrix

October 3, 2021

I remember how much he loved his Green Bay Packers. We had conversations about it because my daughter and family live in Lodi, WI and are hugh Packer fans. Also I always smiled when I would see he and Alice walking the neighborhood. They were always smiling and holding hands. Alice, he loved you so much!