Robert Sprague Wenger, 46, Ephrata native, National Guard vet, avid motorcyclist

By on October 14, 2015

Robert Eli Sprague Wenger died unexpectedly Aug. 29, 2015, en route to California.

He was born in Ephrata, and was raised here for the first 14 years of his life before the family relocated to the San Francisco Bay Area of California, which he called home since.

Robert was employed for a time as an apartment complex manager. He was an avid motorcyclist and enjoyed working with computers. He was proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army National Guard.

He is survived by his daughter: Veronica Wenger; mother: Pat Van Sprague; father: Larry Wenger; brother: Donovan Wenger; aunts, uncles, cousins and nieces around the world; as well as countless friends.

“He shared his gifts of love and laughter with every life he touched. He is and always will be tremendously loved and missed. Beloved father, son, brother, uncle, cousin, nephew and friend.”

Services were held Sept. 13 at Duggan’s Serra Mortuary, Daly City, Calif. A private final placement followed.

Robert’s family asks that donations in his memory be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, To do so, visit

Duggan’s Serra Mortuary, Palo Alto, Calif., was entrusted with the arrangements. Online condolences for the family be offered at

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