Frank O. Sprague, 78

ASHLAND — Frank O. Sprague, 78, passed away Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2018, at his daughter’s home in West Baldwin, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Caribou on March 21, 1940, son of the late Harold and Bernice Sprague. 

After graduating from the Caribou High School, Frank served in the United States Navy for four years as a submarine sailor. He served on the Ashland Town Council, also serving as chairman for many years. He was a member of the Ashland Rotary Club.

Frank was an avid outdoorsman, especially enjoying hunting, fishing, trapping and spending time at his camp at Round Mountain in the North Maine Woods. He worked at Hubbs Engine Company in South Portland and Great Northern Paper Company for several years before starting his own business in Ashland called Frank’s Diesel Service.

Frank is survived by two daughters, Dawna Sprague Cyr of West Baldwin and Jane Sprague May of Kittery; five grandchildren; a brother, Gerald Sprague of San Diego, Calif.

He was predeceased by his wife, Dawn (Scott) Sprague; a son, Frank “Beaver” Alan Sprague; and a sister, Elizabeth Joyce Gray.

A funeral service was held on Saturday, Dec. 29 at 1 p.m. at the Advent Christian Church in Ashland. Spring interment will be held in the Ashland Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements have been entrusted to Lajoie Funeral Home. For online condolences, please visit

Contributions in Frank’s memory may be made to: Central Aroostook Humane Society. 24 Cross St., Presque Isle, ME 04769.

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