FORT LORAMIE — Irene Mary Margaret (Meyer) Spreng, age 90, formerly of Friemering Road, Fort Loramie, passed away of natural causes Monday afternoon, Aug. 18, 2014, at Heritage Manor Nursing Center in Minster, Ohio, where she had been a resident for five years.
She was born Sept. 17, 1923, in Fort Loramie, Ohio, to the late Frank and Agnes (Ashman) Meyer. On June 26, 1965, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie, Irene married Thomas Darel Spreng, who preceded her in death in 1986.
Surviving are two daughters, Rita Osborne and Nora Cline, of Bristow, Virginia, and Barb and Tim Siegel, of Fort Loramie; two grandchildren, Casey Siegel of Fort Loramie and Abby and Nathan Bauer, of Fargo, North Dakota; two siblings, Leo Meyer, of New Bremen, and Dorothy Meyer, of Sidney; sisters and brothers-in-law, Thelma Meyer, of St. Marys, and Robert and Joann Spreng, of Dayton; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by four siblings, Bernadetta, Hugo, and infant twins, Herman and Hildegarde Meyer.
A graduate of Fort Loramie High School, Irene went on to graduate from the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing in 1944. She had also been a clinical instructor of obstetrics at the St. Elizabeth School of Nursing. In 1954, Irene received the BOS degree in Nursing from the University of Dayton. Irene served as a U.S. Army Nurse/2nd Lieutenant., for one year near the end of World War II. She received an American Theatre Ribbon and a WWII Victory Medal. Mrs. Spreng was retired from the Heritage Manor Nursing Center where she had been employed more than 30 years.
Irene attended St. Michael Catholic Church and had been active in St. Ann's Ladies Sodality. She was a past member of the Fort Loramie American Legion Auxiliary Post 355. Irene enjoyed gardening and an occasional meal out with her family.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Monday, Aug. 25, 2014, at St. Michael Church in Fort Loramie with the Rev. Steven Shoup presiding. Interment will follow at St. Michael's Cemetery.
Friends may call Sunday 3 to 8 p.m. and Monday 9 to 10 a.m. at Gehret Funeral Home in Fort Loramie.
Memorials may be made to the Fort Loramie Fire Department or Rescue Squad.
Condolences may be expressed at www.gehretfuneralhome.com.