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“Our deepest condolences to Theresa and the family. Unfortunately, a seminar in Green Bay and the rain storm prevented us from attending this evening...Read More »
1 of 7 | Posted by: Ed Rollmann

“May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived. ”
2 of 7 | Posted by: Dave Moscinski - Appleton, WI

“Our Deepest Sympathy in the loss of Ralph Wishing you all comforting memories of the time you had with Ralph. He will always be with you in your...Read More »
3 of 7 | Posted by: Lori & Ted - Stockbridge, WI

“REST IN PEACE JAY ! With sympathy, Jonathon M Van Deraa ”
4 of 7 | Posted by: Jonathon Van Deraa - Sherwood, WI

“Dear Theresa and family, May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief...I am so sorry for your loss. With deepest sympathy, ...Read More »
5 of 7 | Posted by: Sue Green - Appleton, WI

“Jonathon, I'm sorry about your grandpa- I hope you and your family are doing alright. I'm here if you want to get together or talk.Your friend, Peter ”
6 of 7 | Posted by: Peter Birschbach - stockbridge, WI

“Jonathon, I am so sorry for the loss of your Grandpa J.He was a very good man, and I know that he loved you and cherished you very much, as I am sure...Read More »
7 of 7 | Posted by: Kathy - stockbridge, WI - friend


Ralph J. "Jay" Spreeman, age 72, died on Friday, July 13, 2012 at his home in Stockbridge, after suffering a long battle with Emphysema & Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). He was born April 29, 1940 in Gaylord, MI to Alfred & Wanda (Bettis) Spreeman. Jay grew up in Vanderbilt, MI, where he had 3 children: Monique, Janet, & Jeffery. In 1975, he moved to Kaukauna, where he met Theresa D. Huspek. They were married on January 2, 1976 at the First Congregational Church in Appleton; they had 4 children: Wayne, Craig, Richard & Wanda. He worked at the Neenah Foundry for 10 years and the Lord then put a set-back in his life; a battle with skin cancer. Through much support & prayer, Jay was able to beat the cancer and also find sobriety; he had been a grateful member of Alcoholics Anonymous since November 29, 1980. Jay enjoyed camping with the family, riding his Harley, working in the garage, and was an avid pool player, bowler, and enjoyed hunting. Jay, Theresa, and the children moved to Stockbridge in 1982 where they have lived ever since. Jonathon, one of Jay's grandsons, was Grandpa's 'second hand', helping grandpa deliver his paper route and tinkering in the garage. Over the years, Jay had been a Cub Scout leader and a member of Faith Alliance Church and was a remarkable cook. Jay was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, grandfather, and great-grandfather; always trying to give of himself, whether to his family or friends, even in the final days of his life. Survivors include his wife: Theresa; children: Monique, Janet, Jeffery, Wayne, Craig, Richard (Liz), & Wanda; grandchildren: Jonathon, Gunnar, Skylar, Zakary, Taylar, Makaila, Madeline, Mollie, Parker, Josh, Hailey, Tyler, Alexis, Noah, Devin; great grandchildren: Joshua, Kayden, Chase, Camden; 2 brothers: Karl "Romey" & Michael Patrick "Mickey" Spreeman; and a sister: JoAnn Foster. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers: Eddie, Jack & Donald; and several uncles. Funeral service will be at 11:00 AM on Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at Faith Alliance Church (468 N. State St.) in Chilton. Burial will follow in the Portland Cemetery. Friends may call at the Wieting Family Funeral Home (411 W. Main St.) in Chilton from 4:00 PM until 6:00 PM on Tuesday, July 17, 2012 and on Wednesday at the church from 10:00 AM until 10:45 AM. The family would like to thank Wanda VanDeraa, and his nurses Amy Leffler & Holly Glaubig for all of the loving care that was provided to Jay. They would also like to thank Jim & Debbie Hooyman for their friendship and help.