BITELY — Clinton “Bud” H. Sprague, 81, of Bitely, formerly of Saranac, passed away on Friday, April 1, 2016.
He was born in Ionia on Oct. 15, 1934, to Clinton and Julia (Anderson) Sprague. He lived his life in the Saranac area where he married the love of his life, Lois Raimer, on Feb. 19, 1954. He retired from the Michigan Reformatory in Ionia, worked for the Ionia County Sheriff’s Department and also proudly served our country as a member of the U.S. National Guard. Bud enjoyed hunting, trout fishing, as well as fishing on Bitely Lake where he lived. Bud mostly enjoyed spending time with his family and helping others. He loved his John Deere and volunteered his time mowing lawns for people who weren’t able. Bud was a member of the Bitely Boys, Saranac JC’s, was a life member of the Masonic Lodge as well as the AMVETS Post No. 1988 in Baldwin. He will be greatly missed by many.