In memory: Michael Adan Von Sprecken

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Editors note: Obituary courtesy of CSU Public Relations Staff.

On July 24,  Michael Adan Von Sprecken, age 22, passed away in Denver.


Michael was born in Mesa, Ariz., on March 2, 1996. He grew up mainly in Arizona, Virginia and Colorado. Michael attended West End Christian School in Hopewell, Va., before graduating from Liberty High School in Colorado Springs. He attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins. Michael was working toward a Bachelor’s degree in biological science with a minor in botany. He hoped to someday pursue studies in marine biology.

During his time at Liberty High School, Michael became a regular blood donor with Bonfils Blood Center, which is something he continued throughout his life. He was also registered with the Bone Marrow Donor program and was awaiting a match so that he could be an active donor. He was also a contributing member of Surfrider Foundation.

Michael was full of life and he brought a light into the lives of all who knew him. He will be sorely missed by each and every one of those who had the privilege to have him as a part of their lives.

Michael developed a love for dogs at a young age and always enjoyed being around and spending time with them.  He had a warm heart and wanted to help any dog that he saw in need.

Michael enjoyed snowboarding, skateboarding and go-karting. He also developed a love for the outdoors and particularly the Rocky Mountains after moving to Fort Collins, the place that he felt most at home.

Michael had an empathetic heart and was always willing to help out others in times of need. He also had a great sense of humor and was quick with a smile or a joke whenever the occasion called for it (and sometimes even when it didn’t).

Michael is survived by his brother, Matthew Aron; parents Desiree Moreno-Von Sprecken and Ron Von Sprecken; a large extended family; and the family pet, Sami.

A memorial will be held at CSU on Sept. 9.

Those who desire may make memorial donations in memory of Michael, please make them to: Bounce Animal RescueSurfrider Foundation; National Suicide Prevention; or donate blood to the Bonfils Blood Center or your local blood bank.