Kyle King Sprague, age 84, of Menomonie, WI passed away Thursday, January 8, 2015 at Aurora Medical Center in Summit, WI. \n \n Kyle was born Sept. 21, 1930 in Wausau, WI to Kyle George Sprague and Elgie Viola (King). He grew up in Wausau and Meridean (where his Grandfather King had a large horse farm). He graduated from Wausau High School and entered into art school in college. Shortly thereafter he joined the Army during the Korean War as a Dental Assistant assigned to the Army/Air Force base in Fairbanks AK. After the war he operated the Meridean ferry and was known as the last surviving ferry operators. He became a successful salesman for various companies including 25 years with Norcrest China. \n \n Kyle married Rosemary Rita (Burke) in 1961. Rosemary’s son Brian Keith Goad, from her past marriage, was then adopted as Brian Keith Sprague. Kyle and Rosemary then had their son, Kevin Kyle Sprague. \n \n Kyle was an avid sportsman most of his life around the Chippewa River basin near Meridean. Hunting for duck, deer, bear, quail, pheasant and fishing for smallmouths, northerns, and walleyes was his passion. Kyle’s friends and family have everlasting outdoors memories forged from his frontier heritage, to enhance our future traditions. His experiences passed on to provide many hours of quality time with Brian and his children. Kevin fished the Chippewa like a local thanks to him. While retired he spent his mornings at Burger King with his scholarly friends from UW Stout and other occupations. \n \n Kyle is survived by his sons Kevin Kyle Sprague and Brian Keith Sprague; grandchildren Michael Alan (Hollie) Sprague, David Christopher (Ananda) Sprague, Lauren Michelle Sprague and Jenae Daniel Sprague; great grandchildren Emelie and Sylas. He is also survived by other relative and many friends. \n \n He was preceded in death by his parents Kyle and Elgie. \n \n Memorial services will be held at 2:00 PM Friday, January 16, 2015 at Olson Funeral Home in Menomonie with Reverend Jacalyn Broughton officiating. Burial will take place in the spring at Peru Cemetery, Twp. Peru, Dunn Co., WI. Family and friends are welcome at the Funeral Home one hour prior to the service on Friday.