OBITUARY

Everett L. "Sonny" Sprigler

July 10, 1942April 30, 2021
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Everett L. “Sonny” Sprigler, 78 years of age passed away Friday, April 30, 2021 at his home in New Albany, IN surrounded by his loving family. He was born July 10, 1942 in Starlight, IN to the late Louis “Tip” Sprigler and the late Genevieve “Jenny” Sprigler.

Following in his Father’s footsteps, Sonny loved the art of building and developing. Many neighborhoods across Southern Indiana were proudly built and developed by The Sprigler Company, along with several apartment communities. You could almost always find Sonny on his properties, getting his hands dirty.

He loved to travel and create memories with his family and friends, who hold these once in a lifetime experiences near and dear to their hearts. He made friends all over the world, who surely still tell tales of the man they met from Indiana with a stutter.

Sonny was an avid hunter who enjoyed the social aspect of hunting trips more than the hunt itself. His love of golf was apparent. Although his talent, let’s just say, wasn’t quite up to par. He did however manage to become the 2008 Wolf Challenge Champion and wouldn’t let anyone forget it. Sonny would tell you that he was also a semi-professional card player. “Do you know who I am?!”

It’s rare to find someone who doesn’t have a “Sonny Story”, as he never met a stranger. He was a kind, hilarious, generous man who touched the lives of so many. He will forever and wholeheartedly be loved by his family.

He is survived by his loving wife of 58 years Mary Evelyn Gettlefinger Sprigler, sons Brent Sprigler (Carol Wilkerson), Brad Sprigler, and Chad Sprigler (Morgan), grandchildren, Brandon, Cody, Genevieve and Evelyn Sprigler. Sister, Jeanette Bedan (the late Carroll), brothers, Thomas “TJ” Sprigler (Janice) and Paul Sprigler (Shauna).

Visitation will be from 11:00 am until 8:00 pm Thursday, May 6, 2021 and after 9:00 am Friday, May 7, 2021 at Kraft Funeral Service, 708 E. Spring St, New Albany, IN. Funeral Mass will take place at 11:00 am Friday, May 7, 2021 at St. Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church with burial to follow in the Church Cemetery. Online condolences may be made to www.kraftfuneralservice.net

  • DONATIONS

  • Providence High School Class of 1960
  • Saint Mary of the Knobs Catholic Church

Services

  • Visitation

    Thursday, May 6, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, May 7, 2021

  • Funeral Mass

    Friday, May 7, 2021

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Gina McClellen

May 7, 2021

Sonny was a very special man, one of a kind. When they said “ everyone has a Sonny story “ it's true ! I know Sonny will be missed.
My thoughts and prayers are with Maryevelyn and the family. God Bless you ,
With much love,
Gina


Larry and Ann Ricke

May 4, 2021

Mary Evelyn and Family, Sonny was a gift from God and larger than life. We know that you and your entire family will miss him very much. On your difficult days rest assured that Sonny will become another Guardian Angel for your family and help guide you from above.. We’ll keep your family in our prayers.

Jan Sprigler

May 4, 2021

Red Roses for Sonny on this May Day He was loved. He was funny but it was time to go away.
His smile was contagious and he loved to have fun He was “ALL IN” as they say; golf, hunting,poker, euchre, you name it, he really loved to play
His family was number one in his heart, wife, children and especially grandchildren. He enjoyed and cherished them but time was to short. So it’s RED ROSES for Sonny as we tearfully say goodbye RIP to a really great guy.

Larry Myers

May 4, 2021

You only had to meet Sonny once to remember him forever. He definitely left his mark on southern Indiana. Mary Evelyn - our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times.

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Kyle Cristiani

May 3, 2021

Prayers for his family!

Jenny Fultz Brown

May 3, 2021

Dearest Mary Evelyn and Family,
It's hard to find the words to describe larger than life Sonny. Most of all I loved the way his sons looked at him with love in their eyes. They have grown up with so much love & respect for you both. It was a gift being with a family that protected each other no matter what. Unconditional love is the secret of life, and I'm sure Sonny knew that. Love, Jenny, Evan and Avery Brown ❤

Maurice and Lelia Popp

May 2, 2021

Mary Evlyn and family, you have our Condolences on the loss of Sonny. I was his classmate at Providence. Lelia Renn Popp

Cathy Wicke

May 2, 2021

Mary Evelyn so sorry to hear about your loss, it don't seem right to think of you and not think of Sonny you've been together for so long I have no words to express my sympathy my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

Linda Smith

May 2, 2021

Mary Evelyn,
Was so sorry to learn of your loss, due to prior commitments I will not be able to stop in at the funeral home.
Do know that I will have you and your family in my thoughts and prayers.
God Bless,
Linda (Wingler) Smith

Delores & Howard Gettelfinger

May 1, 2021

Dear Mary Evelyn,
We are so sorry to read of Sonny’s passing.
May Our Heavenly Father cradle you and your family in the palm of his hand, particularly during this difficult time.
Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers.

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