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Gerald D. Sproul

Published: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT

DIXON – Gerald David Sproul, 72, of Dixon, died Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014, at his home. He was a surveyor for Willett Hoffman & Associates Inc. in Dixon for 42 years, before his retirement in 2004.

Gerald was born Oct. 27, 1941, in Dixon, the son of Gerald and Dorothy (Book) Sproul. He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. Gerald married Sandra Taylor on Sept. 7, 1991, in Dixon.

Survivors include his wife, Sandra Sproul of Dixon; one son, Tim (Missy) Sproul of Muscatine, Iowa; one daughter, Susan Bauer, and one stepdaughter, Janet (Brad) Kipping, both of Dixon; one brother, Steve (Chris) Sproul of Rockford; one sister, Carol (Bobby) Davis of Stillman Valley; five grandchildren, David and Joel Kipping of Dixon, Trenton Sproul of Sterling, Andrew Bauer of Madison, Wis., and Stacia Bauer of Clearwater, Fla.; and one great-granddaughter, Tori Sproul of Sterling.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Jim Sproul.

Visitation will be from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday and the funeral at 1 p.m. Monday at Preston-Schilling Funeral Home in Dixon, with the Rev. Lynn Bond, pastor of First Christian Church Disciples of Christ in Dixon, officiating. Burial, with full military graveside honors accorded by the Dixon combined veterans organizations, will be at Grand Detour Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established to American Legion Post 12 in Dixon, and Gaffey Home Nursing and Hospice in Sterling.

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