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Andrew Sprague

January 24, 1952 — January 21, 2018

Andrew "Andy" George Sprague, 65, of Eureka, passed away at 3:20 p.m., Sunday January 21, 2018 at Advocate Eureka Hospital.

He was born January 24, 1952 in Bogota, Colombia to Richard and Ruth (Reichhardt) Sprague. He married Peggy Stiles on May 24, 1975 in Stanford, CT. She survives.

Also surviving is his father Richard Sprague of Greensboro, NC; three children Megan Sprague of Normal, IL, Jason Sprague of Eureka, Il and Karen Sprague of Normal, IL; three brothers Rick (Denise) Sprague of Fairfield, CT, Jeff (Debbie) Sprague of Hampton, CT, Jonathan (Mercy) Sprague of Greensboro, NC; one sister Margaret (Bill) Hunt of Norwalk, CT; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his mother and grandparents.

Andy graduated from Eureka College in 1975 with a bachelor's degree in physical education. He worked for the U.S. Postal Service for several years as a letter carrier. He was also a swim coach for Eureka area swim teams for 25 years, 16 of those years coaching at the high school.

A funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m., Saturday, January 27, 2018 at St. Luke's Catholic Church in Eureka. Father Eugene Radosevich will officiate. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Friday at Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home in Eureka with rosary beginning at 3:45 p.m. Burial will be in Olio Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to St. Luke's Catholic Church or St. Jude Children's Hospital.

Online tributes and condolences may be made at


JAN 26. 3:45 PM (CST)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530


JAN 26. 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (CST)

Argo-Ruestman-Harris Funeral Home
508 South Main Street
Eureka, IL 61530


JAN 27. 10:00 AM (CST)

St Luke's Catholic Church
904 Reagan Dr
Eureka, IL 61530

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