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Ervin Duane VonSprecken, 17 Jan 1935 - 17 Jan 2023


Posted By: Sarah Witte (email)
Date: 1/26/2023 at 14:24:57

Ervin VonSprecken, 88, died Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at Highland Ridge Care Center, Williamsburg following a period of declining health.

Graveside services will be held 1:00 Saturday afternoon, June 17, 2023 at Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello, Iowa, with Military Honors. Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello has taken Ervin and his family into their care.

Surviving are 2 sons, Michael (Debra) and Mitchell (Lyn), a granddaughter, Ashley, and a great-granddaughter, Cara, his in-laws, Pat Kordick, Ramona VonSprecken, June Hunter, Kay Kalberg and. Rick Hunter.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Judith in 2006, 2 brothers, Glenn and Lavern and a brother-in-law, Dave Kordick

Ervin Duane Von Sprecken was born January 17, 1935 at Center Junction, Iowa. He was the son of Frederick and Ella Petersen, VonSprecken. Ervin graduated from the Olin High School in 1953. Ervin served in the United States Army from 1954 until, 1956. He returned home and married Judith Hunter on December21, 1958 at St. John Lutheran Church, Olin. Ervin farmed north of Olin. He also worked at the Iowa Menís Reformatory where he taught welding for Kirkwood College. He retired after 35 years in 1992. In retirement the couple spent the winters in Weslaco, TX and the summers at McGregor, Iowa.

Ervin had numerous patents, one for a fireplace grill another for an aftermarket tailgate for trucks. Ervin had been very involved in the Olin community. He served on the School Board and was a member of the Olin Community Club and a member of St. John Lutheran Church. He was an avid outdoors man, enjoying fishing, camping and hunting. He received several awards for conservation farming and was a member Jones Co. Ducks Unlimited. He enjoyed watching the Hawkeyes, game shows and playing cards.

Published in The Gazette on January 22, 2023.


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