Marcel H. Spriet, 85, a lifelong Baker Valley resident, died May 22, 2001, at St. Elizabeth Health Care Center.
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At his request, there will be no funeral. His body was cremated.
Mr. Spriet was born Nov. 5, 1915, at Baker City to Ivo and Alida Verhagey Spriet. He married Naomi Hall in Walla Walla, Wash., on March 17, 1936. He was a longtime employee of Burnt River Lumber Co. Mr. Spriet loved his children and grandchildren and hunting and riding his four-wheeler.
Survivors include his wife, Naomi Spriet of Baker City; son and daughter-in-law, Frank and Ginger Spriet of Winnemucca, Nev.; daughter and son-in-law, Eilene and Larry Schmit of Eugene; daughter-in-law, Loretta Spriet Hewitt of Baker City; brother and sister-in-law, Deal and Arlene Spriet of Baker City; sister, Julia Phillips of Baker City; grandchildren, Frank Spriet Jr., Robin Chesterman, Randy Schmit, Kathy Brown and Sh?lon Spriet, all of Baker City, Karen Wilson of San Jose, Calif., Tammy Geddes of Ketchum, Idaho, and Richard, Tyler and Nicky Spriet of Winnemucca, Nev.; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his son, Mark; his daughter, Lois; grandson, Presley Wayne; and nephews, Harley Spriet and Dan Phillips.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Presley Wayne Scholarship Fund through the Coles-Strommer Funeral Home, 1950 Place St.
Used with permission from: The Baker City Herald, Baker City, Oregon, May 28, 2001
Transcribed by: Belva Ticknor