SIOUX CITY -- Wilma A. Sponder, 72, of Sioux City, died Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2004, at a Sioux City hospital, following an extended illness.
Wilma Sponder was born April 29, 1931, in Sioux City and graduated from Trinity High School in Sioux City.
On Aug. 21, 1949, she married Henry J. "Pete" Sponder in Sioux City. He died Feb. 2, 1998, in Harlingen, Texas.
Wilma was a lifelong Sioux City resident. She was a beautician at one time, and later was employed with the Zenith Corp. for several years.
She was an avid bingo player, and bowled in several leagues a few years ago.
She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sioux City and was previously a longtime member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Sioux City.
Survivors include one son, Larry Sponder and his wife, Kathy, of Le Mars; one daughter, Linda Lemek and her husband, James, of Fort Madison; six grandchildren, Lisa Lemek of Burlington, Jennifer Benda and her husband, Jason, of Olathe, Kan., Christopher Lemek of Fort Madison, Amy Sponder, Lindsey Sponder and Katie Sponder, all of Le Mars.
She was also preceded in death by her parents.
Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Sioux City with the Rev. Steven Brodersen officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery in Sioux City.
Visitation will be Sunday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City, with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. and a vigil service at 7 p.m.