Joseph Frank Sprinzl Sr.

Joseph Frank Sprinzl Sr. passed away on Jan. 2, 2021. He was born on June 12, 1927, in Cleveland, and was a resident of Chester Township since 1959.

Joseph loved and prayed daily for his family and friends. He was a devoted Catholic and a member of Saint Anselm Church, and was active with Young of Hearts. He was also a member of the West Geauga Senior Center.

Joseph was a proud member of the Carpenter’s Union for 65 years. He was the past treasurer of Carpenter’s Local Union 404.

Joseph’s love for woodworking and carving has brought great joy to many people’s lives.

He and Lena loved to travel and play cards.

Joseph was married to Lena (nee Schadenfroh) for 65 years. He was predeceased by Lena and they leave four children, William Sr. (Linda), Thomas (Paula), Arthur (Karen) and Joseph Jr. (Jennifer); grandchildren, Terry Seiffert (Nikki), William Jr. (Amy), Heather (Jason) Nightingale, Jeremy (Shiying), Jocelyn (Thomas) Caffarel, Janelle and Joseph Sprinzl III; great-grandchildren, Gino, Nico, Lena, Vaughn, Ingrid, Madelyn, Emily, Alexander and Catherine.

Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, Joseph and Elizabeth (nee Altmeyer); brother, Richard; and sister, Rosemary Colak.

Contributions in Joseph’s memory are suggested to the Church of St. Anselm (

Private family services. Interment All Souls Cemetery, Chardon.

Online condolences at


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