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WIU Mourns Death of DPS Employee

July 19, 2016

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MACOMB, IL -- Denise Sprinkle, a route driver for Document and Publication Services (DPS) at Western Illinois University, passed away July 17. A celebration of life will be held from 2-10 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 6 at the Macomb American Legion.

Sprinkle, 62, was hired in July 2006 as an extra help route driver for DPS and served in that role until December 2006. She was hired as a full-time route driver for DPS in March 2007. Sprinkle was named the 2014 WIU Civil Service Employee of the Year and the Al & Elaine Goldfarb Civil Service Employee of the Month in May 2014.

"The Western Illinois University community mourns Denise's death," said President Jack Thomas. "We extend our deepest sympathies to her family and friends."

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