Obituary of Kurt Sprinzl – The Arizona Republic

Kurt Sprinzl

Phoenix –

Heaven celebrates the homecoming of Kurt Thomas Sprinzl, Sr. of Phoenix, who died January 15, 2022. Born in Mesa, Arizona to Jack and Ethel Sprinzl on April 8, 1951, Kurt had the distinction of being the most little baby born in Arizona. at this moment. A graduate of Paradise Valley High School, Kurt married his high school sweetheart, Elaine Mabe, on June 17, 1972. They had four children: Amelia Kathrynne Sprinzl, Amanda Kathrynne Fenchak (Robert), Rebekah Elizabeth Hamper (Joshua), and Kurt. Thomas Sprinzl, Jr. (Baby). Kurt’s life is best defined by his love for the Lord and his love for his family. He so enjoyed the time he could spend with his family, cooking sumptuous meals for special occasions, decorating birthday cakes for the grandchildren and handing out pennies for M&Ms from the Glickenglocker for the little ones. Growing up in a large family, Kurt enjoyed having his children and grandchildren around him as often as possible. His grandchildren, Rowdy, Jade, Brandon, Breanna, Sonny, Arianna, Levi, Jackson, Valerie, Sallie, Kindon, Zoey, Hailey, Dylan, Sebastian, Brock, Destanie and Gracie, were prayed by name each night during his prayer time. . An electrician by trade, Kurt began his career as a residential wire fitter in 1975 and over the next forty years became proficient in all areas of the electrical field. He retired from his position as a factory electrician for the City of Tempe Utilities Department in 2017 after fifteen years of service. He was a highly respected member of the team, receiving numerous awards and accolades at South Plant. Even after his retirement, he continued to share his invaluable experience and insights as needed. Another love of Kurt’s life was his love for cooking. He enjoyed preparing, and often improving, family recipes that reflected his German heritage, as well as trying his hand at Southern cuisine, Italian cuisine, and of course restaurant-quality Mexican dishes. Far beyond a passing interest or hobby, Kurt’s culinary talents have culminated in, where his recipes are featured and freely shared. First and foremost was Kurt’s love and devotion to Jesus. He was born again at the age of 20 and he never hesitated to take the opportunity to share the message of salvation with his family, colleagues, neighbors and friends. The happy reunion taking place in heaven today includes Kurt’s parents and his sister, Sharon, his brothers, Gary, Stephen, Michael and Karl, who was his twin, as well as his baby girl Amy. Our loss is truly Heaven’s gain. Kurt put up a good fight, he finished his race and he kept the faith. There is now reserved for him a crown of righteousness which the Lord, the just judge, will bestow on him. 2 Timothy 4:7-8

Posted on January 21, 2022

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