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Arland Sperr, 87

Arland Wayne Sperr passed away Thursday, Jan. 13, 2022 at the age of 87 years.

A funeral service will take place Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022 at 11 a.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Montrose, MN. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until the time of service.

Memorials are preferred to any veterans, hospice, or religious organization.

Arland Wayne Sperr was born April 10, 1934, to John and Lena(Wille) Sperr in Donnelly Township, Stevens County, MN.

He was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith. He was a faithful member and steward of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Morris, MN, and most recently a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Montrose, MN.

In January 1955, Arland enlisted in the United States Army. After basic training, Arland and Viola Clara Podtburg were married June 15, 1955 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church 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 blessed with three daughters; Cindy, Diane, and Arlene.

After his retirement, Arland enjoyed helping others. He especially enjoyed woodworking projects and 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; 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); great-grandchildren, Abraham and Creed Zeitz, Lakyn Lehman and Addeline Lehman; brother, Edward Sperr; sisters, Elizabeth Ascheman, Gloria Stein, Gayle Kallstrom; sisters-in-law, Carol Sperr, 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), Leland; sisters, Marjorie (Wesley) Armstrong, Mae (Raymond) Anderson; brothers-in-law, John Backman, Leo Stein, Richard Ascheman, Gene Kallstrom; and sister-in-law, Angie Sperr.

Blessed be the memory of Arland Sperr.

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