Jan. 28, 1934-Nov. 28, 2012
REDWOOD FALLS - Private family services for Robert N. Sperl, 78, of Redwood Falls, formerly of Essig, will take place. Visitation is from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Burial with military honors will be in St. Catherine's Catholic Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Service - Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
He died Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, at his home.
He was born Jan. 28, 1934, on the family farm in Brown County near Essig, to John and Bertha (Hauser) Sperl. He was drafted into the Army in 1957 and served in the 1st Armored Division, C Battery, 73rd Artillery Battalion. He received his honorable discharged in February 1959.
Survivors include his wife, JoAnn; children, Doug of Savage, Nancy of Plymouth, John of North Redwood, Koleen of Granite Falls, Joyce Smith of Redwood Falls and Sandra of Highland Ranch, Colo.; 12 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Martha Helget of Franklin, Loretta Holm of New Ulm and Alice Manderfeld of New Ulm.