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Kirk Sprague

June 8, 1954 — June 6, 2024


Kirk Sprague was born the 5th child to John W. “Jack” and Marion Sprague on June 8, 1954, in Holyoke, CO. He attended school and graduated from Holyoke High School. He enjoyed playing sports until an injury ended that.

He was a popular student and senior class president his senior year. After graduating from Holyoke, he went on to attend CSU, later graduating with a degree in agriculture. He was born to be a farmer. He loved spending time on the tractor with his dad and could be found in the fields as soon as he was potty trained. 

He loved running trucks, tractors, and any equipment his dad would let him run. He spent most of his life working in the ag fields. He did at one time become an over the road trucker which he enjoyed seeing everything from New York to the West coast. Kirk also owned a bar in Holyoke for a short period, called Ralph’s bar. Appropriately named after his best friend at the time, Ralph, a very large black dog of some kind. 

Shortly after he met the love of his life, Janet Ives. They were married June 18th, 1984, in Hot Springs, Wyoming. They were not blessed to have any children but were blessed to spoil numerous nieces and nephews. In his later life, he and Janet owned and operated the 12th street café in Imperial. He and Janet were both excellent cooks. People from all around loved their cooking. 

Kirk was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Jon, and sister, Shelley. 

He is survived by his wife, Janet, two sisters, Andrea and Judy DeLoache, mother-in-law, Karen Flagg, and sister-in-law JoAnne Ives, and lots of friends and extended family. 

A graveside inurnment will be held Saturday, June 22, 2024, at 11:00 A.M. at Lakeview Cemetery in Champion, Nebraska.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Janet Sprague. 

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Graveside Service

Saturday, June 22, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Lakeview Cemetery

Champion, NE 69033

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