Virginia Jean Spranger, age 80 of Howell, passed away at Medilodge of Howell on Tuesday, January 1, 2013. She was born July 14, 1932 in Niles, MI, the daughter of Russell T. and Frances L. (Huff) Hart. Beloved wife of the late Rudolph F. Spranger; loving mother of Richard (Linda) Spranger of Farmington Hills, Nancy Spranger, Jeffrey (Sue) Spranger and Alan (Elnore) Spranger, all of Howell; grandmother of Nicholas Spranger. Also survived by siblings, Wayne (Jean Ann) Hart of Goshen, IN, Bruce (Imogene) Hart of Niles and LouAnn DeVall of Niles. She was preceded in death by her brother, Richard Hart. Virginia was an integral part in the creation of the Hartland Area Youth Athletic Association (HAYAA). She was actively involved in Hartland athletics for over 30 years and the HAYAA baseball complex is named in her honor. She was also formerly active with Silver Spurs, a square dance club. Visitation will be Friday 2-4 and 6-8 p.m.with funeral services Saturday, January 5 at 11 a.m. at MacDonald’s Funeral Home, Howell (517-546-2800). Interment will be in Lakeview Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Furry Friends Rescue, Inc., P.O. Box 1034, Brighton, MI 48116.