Arland Wayne Sperr passed away on January 13, 2022 at the age of 87 years. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran in Montrose, MN. Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. until time of services.
Arland Wayne Sperr was born on April 10, 1934 to John and Lena(Wille) Sperr in Donnelly Township, Stevens County Minnesota. He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. He was a faithful member and steward of St. Paul’s Lutheran in Morris, MN, and most recently a member of St. Paul’s Lutheran in Montrose, MN.
In January of 1955, Arland enlisted in the United States Army. After Basic Training, Arland and Viola Clara Podtburg were married on June 15, 1955 at St. Paul’s Lutheran in Morris. He was stationed in Schweinfurt, Germany for the duration of his enlistment. Viola was able to join him in Germany, where they enjoyed many experiences and new and lasting friendships.
After his honorable discharge from the Army, Arland and Viola settled in Hoffman, MN. Here he began his long and lasting career in the dairy industry, where he gained many treasured friendships over the years. Arland and Viola were also blessed with three daughters; Cindy, Diane and Arlene. After his retirement Arland enjoyed helping others. He especially enjoyed woodworking projects, ice fishing and he had a special appreciation for red tractors. Arland loved time with his family, and he was a very proud of being a veteran.
Arland Wayne Sperr is survived by his wife of 66 years, Viola of Cokato. His daughters, Cindy(Arlyn) Zeitz of Renville, MN, Diane(Tim)Hoard of McPherson, KS, and Arlene(Mike) Murphy of Alexandria, MN. Grandchildren Shane(Lacy)Zeitz, Jesse(Samantha)Zeitz, Seth Zeitz(Haylea Block), Ryan (Amber)Lehman, Jacob(Brooklinn)Lehman, Shiloh(Amanda)Susag, Noa Susag(Bailey Wobig), and great grandchildren Abraham and Creed Zeitz, Lakyn Lehman and Addeline Lehman. His brother Edward Sperr, sisters Elizabeth Ascheman, Gloria Stein and Gayle Kallstrom. Sister’s-in-law Carol Sperr and Karen Sperr, and many relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant great grandson Walker Zeitz, brothers Albert(Lynn), Walter, John(Patsy), Fred(Christine) and Leland. Sisters Marjorie(Wesley) Armstrong, Mae(Raymond)Anderson, brother’s-in-law John Backman, Leo Stein, Richard Ascheman, Gene Kallstrom, and sister-in-law Angie Sperr.
Memorials are preferred to any veteran’s, Hospice or religious organization.
Blessed be the memory of Arland Sperr.