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Leonard Springer

Leonard Springer Leonard Springer

Leonard “Smokey” E. Springer, 76, died Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

He was born September 13, 1944, in town of Emmett, son of the late Paul Sr. and Blanche (Austin) Springer. On November 27, 1971, he married Janice Schlais at St. John Catholic Church, Edgar.

Leonard was a farmer and also worked on farm equipment for a machine shop in Edgar. His hobbies included hunting, fishing and woodworking especially making birdhouses and working on a special cabinet with his grandson. Above all, he loved spending time with his grandkids and family.

Survivors include his wife, Janice Springer; children: Jeremy (Barb), Matthew, Jon, Luke (Kayla) and Steven (Nichole) Springer; 11 grandchildren; a brother, Robert Springer; and a sister, Rose (James) Karlen.

Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Paul Jr., Edward, William, Delores and LaVerne Springer, and a daughter-in-law, Erika Springer.

The funeral mass will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, 2020, at St. John Catholic Church, Edgar. Rev. Thomas Huff will preside. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Social distancing will be practiced and face coverings are required for all who attend.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Edgar, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

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