Obituary for Barbara Ann Sprain

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Barbara Ann Sprain, 75, of La Crosse passed away Thursday, February 15, 2018 surrounded by her loving family at Gundersen Health System. She was born in La Crosse on February 11, 1943 to Joseph and Matilda (Ebersold) Banta. Barbara married Arden "Sonny" Sprain and they shared 56 incredible years together.
Barbara enjoyed going to ball games and spending time with her children and grandchildren. She will be remembered for her tender heart, caring personality and being the best grandmother anyone could ask for.
Barbara is survived by her loving husband, Arden "Sonny" Sprain; cousin, Suzanne Ebersold; sister, Ruthie Johnson; her seven children, Roxanne "Nikki" Ghent, David (Julie Zabel) Sprain, Mercedes WhiteEagle, Daniel (Lynn) Sprain, Theodore (Sherry) Sprain, Becky (Juan) Rosas, and Anthony Sprain; ten grandchildren; and six great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a son, Timothy Sprain; and son-in-law, Bruce Ghent.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 22, 2018 at St. John's Evangelical Luther Church, W3569 Co Hwy M, La Crosse. Pastor Andrew Schultz will officiate. A visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. until time of service.
The Dickinson Family Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family with arrangements.
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