Corrine Evelyn Sprague, age 96, of St. Peter passed away peacefully on Wednesday, December 7, 2022. Memorial service will be at 11 a.m., on Thursday, December 29, 2022, at Trinity Lutheran Church, St. Peter, with visitation one hour prior at the church as well. Private burial will take place at a later date. St. Peter Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Corrine was born in Mankato, MN on November 23, 1926, to George and Esther Olson of Madison Lake, MN. She was the oldest of four siblings. Corrine grew up on the family farm on Lake George and went to Sugar Grove Country School District 48. She attended Loyola and then Minnesota State University, Mankato. Corrine worked at the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center for 30 years, retiring in 1988. Corrine married Charles “Chuck” Sprague on June 7, 1953, at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Mankato. Together they had two children.
Corrine was a long-standing member of Trinity Lutheran Church, actively involved in Quilts for Missions, as well as teaching Sunday and Bible school. She enjoyed volunteer work, leading Campfire and Cub Scouts, screening preschoolers, and working at Third Street Seconds thrift store. In addition, Corrine was on the St. Peter Regional Treatment Center Volunteer Council, served as president of the community Hospital Auxiliary and was a member of the Madison Lake Historical Society.
Corrine and Chuck loved travelling, as well as relaxing at their retirement cabin on Lake Washington. Days were filled with friends, family and especially their grandchildren for swimming, fishing, pontoon rides and lively 4th of July celebrations. Corrine also had many hobbies. She enjoyed crafting, quilting, sewing, playing cards and was an avid reader.
Corrine is survived by her children, Deborah (Wally) Wolfe, and John (Lisa) Sprague; grandchildren, Melissa Wolfe, Michelle (Emmett) Maxfield, and David Sprague; sister, Mary Jo (Dennis) Erickson; sisters-in-law, Gail Olson, and Betty Sanger, as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.
Corrine was preceded in death by her husband, Charles Sprague; parents, George and Esther Olson; brothers, Wallace Olson, and LeRoy Olson.