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Suzanne "Sue" Sprau

December 2, 1941 — May 24, 2023

Battle Creek

Suzanne “Sue” Sprau, age 81, of Battle Creek passed away peacefully on Wednesday morning, May 24, 2023. 

Sue was born in Battle Creek on December 2, 1941, the loving daughter of Leonard Jesse and Geraldine Mae (Buffington) Baker.  She graduated from Springfield High School with the class of 1959 and furthered her education at Kellogg Community College.  Sue worked as a nurse at Community Hospital in Battle Creek and as a teacher’s aide at the Lemon Tree Nursery School at the Y-Center for many years.

Sue married Thomas J. “Tom” Sprau in Battle Creek on August 18, 1962; he survives.  She is also survived by her children, Jane (Russ) Claggett, Tom (Sherri) Sprau, Jr., Jill (Joe) Wright, Jon (Amy) Sprau, and Amy (Glen) Courter; her sister, Connie Jean Donihue; eleven grandchildren, Torri, Taylor, Logan, Parker, Lauren, Morgan, Justin, Sydney, Connor, Allison, and Emma; and four great-grandchildren, Natalie, Sadie, Rylee, and Jac.  Sue was preceded in death by her parents, and her brother-in-law, Jerry Lee Donihue.

Sue was a member of the Randa Vista Neighborhood Club for many years.  A true servant, she was always willing to help take care of others.  She was a wonderful cook and enjoyed gardening, cleaning, shopping and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

The family will receive friends 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 26th at Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care, Battle Creek where funeral services to celebrate her life will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, May 27th.  The service will be Live-streamed and may be viewed at https://vimeo.com/event/3442104/4e60c0e5fa.  Memorial contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Michigan, 2111 University Park Drive, Okemos, MI 48864 and/or Miles for Memories, c/o Battle Creek Community Foundation, 32 West Michigan Avenue, Suite 1, Battle Creek, Michigan 49017.  Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.

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Visitation

Friday, May 26, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Eastern time)

Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Cremation Preneed Care

105 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

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Celebration of Life

Saturday, May 27, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm (Eastern time)

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105 Capital Ave NE, Battle Creek, MI 49017

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