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Allan Lee Sprague

09/01/1953 - 07/09/2018
Service Date: 07/21/2018
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: Church At The Mount at Goldfield Ghost Town

Allan Lee Sprague (Oscar) of Apache Junction / Mesa AZ, passed away Monday July 9, 2018.  Allan was born September 1, 1953 in Ionia MI, son to Doris  and Walter Sprague.  Allan is survived by nine siblings and their families: Gloria Schutzler of Walled Lake MI, Walt & Donna Sprague of Six Lakes , Don Sprague of Mesa AZ, Steve Sprague of Ionia MI, Mary Tower of Lowell MI, Patty Sprague of Roseville CA, Judy Randall of Grand Rapids MI, Fran Sprague of Lyons MI, Carol Raymond of Colorado Springs CO. He lived in Arizona over forty five years and leaves behind many close friends.  Allan was well known as train engineer at Goldfield Ghost Town where he guided the train tour and shared the history of the town and mountains.  He loved to dance and to sing karaoke. Many friends knew him for his vast knowledge of song lyrics and artists, as well as extensive expertise in mechanical repair from trains to autos.   He was passionate about attending classic car shows, mud bogging (because it is “loud, dirty, fast and fun”) and racing his car. Celebration of Allan’s Life will be Saturday, July 21, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at the Church At The Mount at Goldfield Ghost Town. 


  • Missing Allan… his smile, blue eyes & his hugs. My wise granddaughter said Allan is now driving a train in heaven… a gold train 🙂

  • Allan will always be with us!! He had a way to make us laugh! Lots of love and prayers to his family!

  • Allen will never be forgotten, he was always there and would do anything for you. From fixing cars to helping you around the house. He will be missed but not forgotten. Thank you

  • I’m going to miss Uncle Allan. Thank you for being that fun,crazy uncle in my life.

  • We first met this wonderful man back in 1994 thru Ted & Sheryl Sweet. He was on the quiet side yet had a bit of rowdyness to his nature. He was always present at every function and his company was much enjoyed. He was loved by many people and was kind to everyone. Always willing to lend a helping hand without being asked. He was just there. He will be surely missed by family and friends but know that his final journey into heaven will be a new chapter in his life. God Bless You Allan.

  • I am truly sad and heart broken to hear the news so late, my mom opened the AJ paper today and my heart dropped. I’ve know “whiplash” as I called him for 5 years up at the ghost town great man. He would always give my kids free rides on the train over the last 4 years he saw them grow. I miss him wish we can do another shot of whisky together but now I have to do it alone. I remember the first time I laid eyes on him that long white beard, blue eyes and a true working man’s hands. He was the sexiest old man I ever saw. I will miss him and our small talks, choo choo to you Allen blow that train horn like you are now on this storm night as I will cry myself to sleep thinking of you in memory.

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