Loving father, husband, grandpa, brother, son and friend was born on October 13th, 1964 in Moscow Idaho to Jim and Jackie Berger Sprenger. Mike grew up in Moscow and Troy and attended Troy High School, graduating as Salutatorian in 1983. Having been raised in a construction family he then began his life long career in the building industry.
He married the love of his life Linda Kimberling on April 25th, 1987 in Moscow. In 1996 Mike and Linda took over as the third generation of ownership for Sprenger Construction. Over the years Mike took great pride in the legacy of buildings that Sprenger Construction created throughout the Palouse. He loved his work and he took immense pride in their contribution to families and businesses in the area.
When he wasn’t working Mike could be found all around town conversing with anyone he knew, playing golf, and cheering on his favorite teams. He loved the Moscow Bears, the Idaho Vandals, and the Dallas Cowboys the most. Sports was Mike’s passion and his proudest moments were in coaching and cheering on his children in all of their endeavors.
On Sunday October 9th, 2022 Mike joined his dad Jim after a valiant 12 year battle with ALS, a disease that robbed him of his body but not his will to live life to its fullest every single day. Mike loved his life and his family and willed himself years of extra time to share and be involved in the events which meant so much to him. He would go through great challenges for just a few moments of being present at a function or an activity.
Mike was preceded in death by his dad Jim Sprenger in 2017. He is survived by his wife Linda at their Moscow home, son Eric (Kayla) and granddaughters Charlie and Maeby of Uniontown, WA, daughters Brook and Kim of Moscow, mother Jackie Boston of Lewiston, sisters Cindie Eikum of Lewiston and Brenda (Tom) Gamble of Spokane. His is also survived by his in-laws Jon (Sharon) Kimberling of Moscow, Nancy Shepherd (David Young) of Kingwood, Texas, Greg Kimberling of Moscow, David (LeAnn) Kimberling of Puyallup, WA, and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Arrangements are under the direction of Shorts Funeral Chapel and a memorial celebration will be held on October 20th at 1pm at the Moscow Church of the Nazarene it will be followed by a reception at the Elks Golf Course where we can all share our favorite stories about Mike. Viewing available on Tuesday and Wednesday at Shorts Funeral Chapel from 12-6 pm. A private family burial will occur at the Moscow Cemetery.
Memorial donations can be made to the Moscow Bears Boosters, PO Box 9724, Moscow, ID 83843. University of Idaho Vandal Scholarship Fund, 875 Perimeter Drive MS2302, Moscow, ID 83843. Or Team Sprenger (for the benefit of ALS) c/o Banner Bank, 600 S Jackson St., Moscow, ID 83843 or the donor’s choice.