Alfred Frederick Spreeman (1911-1967)

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Alfred Frederick Spreeman
Spreeman, Alfred F.JPG
Evergreen Hills Cemetery
Born: 6 Apr 1911 Vanderbilt, Michigan
Died: 10 Dec 1967 Gaylord, Michigan
Father: John Carl Spreeman
Mother: Pearl Frances Howse
Siblings: Alfred Frederick Spreeman
Eleanor Frances Spreeman
Blanche Irene Spreeman
Spouse: Wanda Lou Bettis
Married: 31 Oct 1934 Vanderbilt, Michigan
Children: Amber Joanne Spreeman
Frederick Albert Spreeman
Ralph John Spreeman
Donald Joseph Spreeman
Edward Charles Spreeman
Karle Jerome Spreeman
Patrick Michael Spreeman

Alfred Frederick Spreeman was born April 6, 1911 at Vanderbilt, Otsego, Michigan, son of John Carl Spreeman and Pearl Frances Howse.

His sisters are Eleanor Frances and Blanche Irene Spreeman.

He married Wanda Lou Bettis on October 31, 1934.

They are the parents of Amber Joanne, Frederick Albert, Ralph John, Donald Joseph, Edward Charles, Karle Jerome and Patrick Michael Spreeman.

Alfred died December 10, 1967. He is buried at the Evergreen Hills Cemetery, Vanderbilt, Otsego, Michigan.


Otsego County Herald-Times, Thursday, December 14, 1967, page 8:

Alfred Spreeman

Alfred Spreeman, 56, died Sunday, December 10, 1967, at the Otsego County Memorial Hospital. He was born in Vanderbilt, April 6, 1911, the son of Mr. and Mrs. John Spreeman. He attended the Vanderbilt school.

Mr. Spreeman married the former Wanda Bettis in Vanderbilt on October 20, 1934.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, December 12, at 1:00 p.m. from the Walker-Bates Funeral Home in Gaylord, with the Rev. Peter Porta officiating. Burial was in Corwith Cemetery, Vanderbilt.

He is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Joanne LaVigne, Cheboygan, and five sons: Fred, Jr., of Warren, Michigan, Ralph and Karle, both of Vanderbilt, and Donald and Patrick, both of KauKauna, Wisconsin.

Other survivors are a sister, Blanche McKay of Farmington, Michigan, and 15 grandchildren.


  • Arnold & Joanne Howse interview with Frankie P. Spreeman.
  • 1930 Federal Census, Corwith Twp., Vanderbilt Village, Otsego, Michigan:
Spreeman, John C.
, Fred, son, male, white, 18, single, MI, MI, MI, laborer at home
  • Note: Died of Diabetes
  • Death: Social Security Death Index:
Spreeman, Alfred
Birth Date: 6 Apr 1911 
Death Date: Dec 1967 
Social Security Number: 375-10-0937 
State Was Issued: Michigan
Death Residence Zip Code: 49795 
Locality: Vanderbilt, Otsego, Michigan
  • Headstone Photo: Evergreen Hills Cemetery, Vanderbilt, Michigan, taken July 2009, by S. Robison.