Dusty Sprague


Dusty Sprague, 55; former licensed local pastor in the Great Plains Conference. Born February 15, 1967; died December 17, 2022.

He married Tracy L. (Sell) Keeling on April 5, 2008.

A former diesel mechanic, he received his call to ministry in 2010, completing his licensed local pastor certification through Saint Paul School of Theology in Leawood and was assigned as associate pastor at Columbus First UMC in Columbus, Neb. His next charge included three churches in northwest Nebraska, the Crawford-Harrison-Whitney parish. He retired from the ministry in 2016, becoming an advanced EMT and most recently serving as COVID-19 lab tech in Holton.

Survivors include his wife, Tracy, of the home; mother, Barbara Gibbs; children, Brittany Sprague and Zach Sprague; stepson, Jason Berry; sister, and brother.

Memorial services were December 22.

Memorials may be given to the Jackson County EMS Techs Advanced EMT Scholarship or Holton High School, Active Shooter Response, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436.

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