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Michael Sprengel


1952 - 2018 Obituary Condolences
Michael Sprengel Obituary
Michael Lynn Sprengel was born in Goodland, Kansas on March 6, 1952, at the Boothroy Memorial Hospital to Ferdinand J."FJ" and Betty (Boothroy) Lorraine Sprengel. Michael surrendered his life to the Lord on November 16, 2018. After moving with his family to Canon City in August of 1952, at the age of 5 months, Michael remained here until he graduated from Canon City High School in 1971. He later moved to Goodland, Kansas to live with his maternal grandmother. He graduated from the Northwest Kansas Area Vocational Training School with a degree in auto body repair and painting. He then went into the United States Navy for a short period of time and was honorably discharged. In 1975 Michael began work at the Eisenhower Tunnel for the Colorado Department of Transportation. He lived in Georgetown, Idaho Springs and finally Empire. While living in Empire he met and married Julie Shanklin. They had two daughters, Shannon Patricia Sprengel and Shelley Anne Sprengel. During this time, Mike was also a trailer court manager. He owned MLS enterprises, a handy man service. After retiring from CDOT, he worked for Mountain Aggrate Sand and Gravel Company as the company welder and machine oiler. He attended Red Rocks Community College in Golden, graduating with multiple certificates in welding and metal fabrication. Mike returned to Canon City in 1997. After his return, Mike continued his handyman ways. "A jack of all trades," Mike enjoyed wood working, rebuilding his 1975 Chevy and 1968 pickups while maintaining his home and gardens. His most prized possessions were his Harley Davidson Motorcycle, and his two Jack Russel Terriers, Tanya and Riley. He always had many projects spread out in his workshop. Mike was a life member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation. He loved spending his summers outdoors and worked 20 years outdoors with his friend Bill Uhland in Westcliffe. Using his many talents, Mike was a volunteer helping to rebuild antique railcars for All Aboard Westcliff. Mike is survived by his sister, Sandra Roberts; his two daughters; good friends Bill Uhland, Dean Mallory and very good neighbors Anna and Shane Randolph as well as numerous close friends and acquaintances. Mike will be sadly missed by all. At Michaels request no services were held. Memorial donations should be directed to All Aboard Westcliff, PO. Box 1415 Westcliff CO. 81252 Services have been entrusted to Holt Family Funeral Home. Online condolences, www.holtfamilyfuneralhomes.com
Published in The Canon City Daily Record on Jan. 11, 2019
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