Oct. 7, 1927 – May 19, 2014

The shining star in our family has become the brightest light in the galaxy!

Our precious Lillian Sprecher (nee Resta) passed away on Monday, May 19th, 2014, at the age of 86 years. Pre-deceased by her husband of 55 years, Alfred Walter Sprecher (in July 2001), Lillian was born in Rimbey on October 7, 1927, and grew up on the family farm(s) in the Rimbey area. She was born with a great thirst for knowledge and a love of books that kept her admirably “sharp as a tack” right to the end. Known to her family as Gramma, she was a voracious reader who could carry on a detailed conversation or debate with any person young or old – usually with a twinkle in her eye and the final word! When she wasn’t reading, Gramma loved working in her yard and just three days before her death she was still happily digging away. She was an astute business woman, an avid crafter, and a true example of a life-long learner. She was loved and respected for her sharp wit, extreme generosity and willingness to help anyone who needed it. There was always room at her table for an extra person or two. She loved her family unconditionally and was there whenever we needed her. Her memory will be cherished and she will be deeply missed by her son Wayne Sprecher (Mavis) of Grande Cache; daughters Connie Wiseman (Wayne) of Red Deer, Marilyn Berg (Ron) of Calgary and Linda Jones (Randy Giesbrecht) of Red Deer. Gramma cherished any time that she could spend with her grandchildren Gary, Delaine (Jeremy), Lauren (Trevor), David (Rachel), Andrew (Stephanie), Cora, Sara and Ryan. She also loved spending time with her great grandchildren Tyson, Carmen, Kaitlyn, Ryker, Gavin, Kaidyn, Kylie and Kreuz. Her four surviving brothers Henry Resta (Helen), Donald Resta (Pat), Jim Resta (Vickie) and Dennis Resta as well as her surviving sister Marcie Lines also deeply feel her loss. Gramma made friends wherever she went and we know she leaves behind many people who will miss her dearly.

“Captain Sprech and Pretty Lil” together again at last

and forever in our hearts!

A Memorial Service will be held on Friday, May 30, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at Red Deer Funeral Home, 6150 – 67 Street, Red Deer. In lieu of flowers, if friends so desire, memorial donations may be made directly to the Penhold and District Library, Box 675, Penhold, AB T0M 1R0 or to the Whisker Rescue Society, P.O. Box 27138, Plaza Post Office, Red Deer, AB T4N 6X8. Condolences may be forwarded to the family by visiting

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