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Toft Funeral Home and Crematory
2001 Columbus Ave
Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: 419-625-8816

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Lavina M. Sprankel, 81, of Sandusky, died late Saturday, August 9, 2014, in Stein Hospice Care Center.

She was born on May 7, 1933 in Bloomville, OH, to the late Ralph and Gertrude (Valentine) Barnhart.

She was a 1951 graduate of Sandusky High School and a 1990 graduate of Ohio Northern University.

She married Willard Sprankel on November 17, 1964 and to this union where her two daughters, Carol Sprankel, Sandusky, and Pamela (Petar) Puskarich, Lancaster, OH; grandchildren, Amanda Sprankel and David Grimes, both of Sandusky; great-grandchildren, Jayden, A'Lana and Jayce Burston, all of Sandusky; uncle, Stanley Valentine, Fremont; cousin, Joyce Valentine, Griffith, IN; and several other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Willard Sprankel on April 23, 1982, and her parents.

Memorial services will be held Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 2 P.M. in the Chapel of Oakland Cemetery, Sandusky. Mel Sayler, Stein Hospice Chaplain, will officiate.

Memorial contributions in Lavina's name may be made to one's favorite charity.

Toft Funeral Home & Crematory, 2001 Columbus Ave., Sandusky is handling arrangements. Condolences and gifts of sympathy may be made to the family by visiting