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Randall Sprecher, 71, of Plain, passed away peacefully after a long illness on Feb. 15, 2019.

Randy was born July 22, 1947, to Gordon and Phyllis (Yanke) Sprecher. He graduated from Sauk Prairie High in 1965. Upon graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served six years in the U.S. Navy including a commission on the USS Nautilus — the first nuclear powered submarine. Randy was part of the crew to traverse under the Polar Ice Cap. He received an engineering degree from Northeastern University in Boston. While employed by Olin/Badger Corporation, Randy designed a water purification system that was adopted by the U.S. Defense Department for which he was awarded Federal Energy Efficiency Award by Secretary of Defense Caspar Weinberger.

While in submarine school, Randy met the love of his life, Yolanda Waite of Saratoga Springs, New York. They married May 11, 1968.

Randy was a devoted father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife, Yolanda; daughter, Kim; son, Scott (Courtney); and grandson Derek. Also surviving him are his sister, Susan (Robert Gold); aunts, Diane Niederer (Robert), Nita Enge (Maurice); uncle, Dean Yanke; along with many family and friends. Randy was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws, Norman and Josephine Waite.

Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, 2019, at Hooverson Funeral Home, 251 Water St., Sauk City. A celebration of life will be held on July 21, 2019.

Online condolences may be made at hooversonfuneralhomes.com

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Randall Sprecher, age 71, of Plain, WI passed away peacefully after a long illness on February 15, 2019. Randy was born July 22, 1947 to Gordon and Phyllis (Yanke) Sprecher. He graduated from Sauk Prairie High in 1965. Upon graduation he enlisted in the US Navy. He served six years in the US Navy including a commission on the USS Nautilus – the first nuclear powered submarine. Randy was part of the crew to traverse under the Polar Ice Cap. He received an engineering degree from Northeastern University in Boston. While employed by Olin/Badger Corporation, Randy designed a water purification system that was adopted by the US Defense Department for which he was awarded Federal Energy Efficiency Award by Secretary of Defense, Caspar Weinberger.

While in submarine school, Randy met the love of his life, Yolanda Waite, of Saratoga Springs, NY. They married May 11, 1968.

Randy was a devoted father and grandfather. He is survived by his wife Yolanda, daughter Kim, son Scott (Courtney), and grandson Derek. Also surviving him are his sister Susan (Robert Gold); aunts Diane Niederer (Robert), Nita Enge (Maurice), uncle Dean Yanke along with many family and friends. Randy was preceded in death by his parents and in-laws Norman and Josephine Waite.

Visitation will be held Monday, February 18, 2019 from 4:00 pm until 7:00pm at Hooverson Funeral Home, 251 Water St., Sauk City WI. A Celebration of Life will be held on July 21, 2019

Online condolences may be made at hooversonfuneralhomes.com

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