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Roberta G. Sprowl

Posted on October 27, 2022

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Appletton,, Sep. 9, 2021 - Wis. — Jan. 20, 2022Roberta G. Sprowl, age 100, of 2600 Heritage Woods Drive, Appleton, died on Thursday, January 20th, 2022. Roberta was born September 9th, 1921, in Robinson, Illinois to the late Mary (Brown) and Ward A. Glezen. Roberta was raised in Oblong, Illinois and graduated from Purdue University in 1943 with a B.S. in Home Economics. She married Forrest "Frosty" Sprowl on March 12, 1943. She was employed by the Appleton Vocational School as a Home Economist from 1952 - 1957 and then she was then the Dean of Students and taught Home Economics at Madison Junior High from 1962 - 1983. The Roberta G. Sprowl Spirit Award was established and is given each year to an eighth-grade boy and girl at Madison Junior High.

Roberta held numerous leadership roles in the First Methodist Church of Appleton and was a member of the AMC Auxiliary; a member of the Benefit Circle of the King's Daughters and was instrumental in the creation of its many cookbooks; was the president of The Heritage Association for many years; supported the Fox Valley Symphony; was a member of the Over the Tea Cups; a member of the P.E.O. Sisterhood (charter CC). Roberta also served on the Peabody Manor Auxiliary for many years. She enjoyed playing bridge, reading, gardening, golf, preparing food, entertaining, traveling, and being with family & friends.

Survivors include her daughter, Pamela (Douglas) Diehl of Houston, Texas and her son David (Bonnie) Sprowl of Carmel, Indiana; her grandchildren Trevor (Jill) Diehl, Ashley (J Scot) Vann, Ryan (Rebecca) Sprowl, Aaron (Monica) Sprowl and Robyn Sprowl; her eight great grandchildren Garrett, Blake & Julia Diehl, Carter, Campbell & Jensen Vann and Schella & Forrest Sprowl; brother W. Paul (Dorothy) Glezen, sister-in-law Esther Graham and cousin Georgetta Miller; plus many beloved nieces, nephews and special friends. She was preceded in death by Frosty her husband of 45 years and her brothers David and Bruce Glezen.

Celebration of Roberta's Life will be held at 3:00P.M. on Wednesday November 2, 2022, at Pulliam Funeral Home in Oblong, IL. Visitation will be held from 2:00-3:00P.M. at the funeral home.

Roberta was interned in the Oblong Cemetery in Oblong, Illinois with her husband and father. Donations in memorial can be given in Roberta and Forrest Sprowl's name to the Appleton Education Foundation, appletoneducationfoundation.org or 122 E. College Avenue, Suite 1-B, Appleton, Wisconsin 54911.

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