GREAT FALLS TRIBUNE                                         Sunday, December 21, 2003y

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Dave Sprinkle


 

 

   CHINOOK -- Longtime Chinook businessman Dave Sprinkle, 89, an Army veteran and Texaco gas station owner, died of natural causes Saturday at a Chinook nursing home.

   His rosary service is 7 p.m. Monday at St. Gabriel's Catholic Church in Chinook. His funeral is 11 a.m. Tuesday at the church, with burial in Kuper Memorial Cemetery. Edwards Funeral Home is handling arrangements.

   Survivors include a daughter, JoLynn Anderson of Miles City.

   He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty Sprinkle, on Nov. 13, 2001.

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HAVRE DAILY NEWS                                               Monday, December 22, 2003y

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DAVE SPRINKLE


Sprinkle

   CHINOOK - Dave Sprinkle, 89, died Saturday, Dec. 20, 2003, at a Chinook nursing home due too natural causes.

   A rosary will be held at 7 p.m. today in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday in St. Gabriel's Catholic Church with burial following in Kuper Memorial Cemetery with military honors.

   Dave was born on Nov. 20, 1914, in Havre to Charles and Corona (Bessette) Sprinkle. He attended schools in Havre and graduated from Havre High School in 1932.

   Dave married Betty McCartney on July 8, 1941, in Chinook.

   In 1935, Dave purchased the Texaco Station from Curly Graham, which he operated for 50 years. In 1978, he built the Grande Villa Retirement Apartments in Chinook. Dave hauled mud for the drilling rigs in the 1950s. Dave contracted and drove school buses for Chinook School District for 46 years and received numerous safety awards. He learned to operate heavy equipment as a young man and always wanted to be a farmer/rancher.

   Dave served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

   Dave was a member of St. Gabriel's Catholic Church and Ducks Unlimited, and was an avid waterfowl hunter and big game hunter.

   Dave was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Betty Sprinkle in 2001; and brothers, Robert and Roger Sprinkle.

   Survivors include his daughter, JoLynn Anderson of Miles City.

   Memorials may be sent to St. Gabriel's Catholic Church.

   Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

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THE BLAINE CO. JOURNAL NEWS-OPINION                  Wednesday, December 24, 2003

   Dave Sprinkle, 89, passed away December 20, 2003 at Sweet Memorial Nursing Home due too natural causes. Rosary will be Monday, December 22, 2003 at 7 p.m. in St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church. Funeral Mass will be Tuesday, December 23, 2003 at 11 a.m. in St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church with burial following in Kuper Memorial Cemetery with military honors. Memorials may be sent to St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church. Arrangements are by Edwards Funeral Home of Chinook.

Dave was born on November 20, 1914 in Havre to Charles and Corona (Bessette) Sprinkle. He attended schools in Havre and graduated from Havre High School in 1932. In 1935 he pur­chased the Texaco Station from Curly Graham which he operated for 50 years and in 1978 he built the Grande Villa Retirement Apartments in Chinook. Dave hauled mag-a-bar (mud) for the drilling rigs in the 1950’s. Dave contracted and drove school buses for Chinook School Dis­trict for 46 years receiving nu­merous safety awards. He learned to operate heavy equipment as a young man and always wanted to be a farmer/rancher.

Dave served in the U.S. Army during WWII. Dave was a member of St. Gabriel’s Catholic Church, Ducks Unlimited and was an avid waterfowl hunter and big game enthusiast.

Dave married Betty McCart­ney on July 8, 1941 in Chinook.

He is survived by his daugh­ter JoLynn Andersoa of Miles City.

Dave was preceded in death by his parents, wife Betty Sprinkle in 2001 and brothers Robert and Roger Sprinkle.

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