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 Donnie Edgar Sperling

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Donnie Edgar Sperling

Birth
Arlington, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
Death
19 Oct 2013 (aged 82)
Arlington, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
Burial
Arlington, Washington County, Nebraska, USA
Memorial ID
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Donnie Edgar Sperling, 82

December 24, 1930 ~ October 19, 2013

Donnie Edgar Sperling was born Dec. 24, 1930, at Arlington, Nebraska to Edgar and Lilly (Scheer) Sperling.

He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church north of Arlington.

He graduated from Arlington High School in 1949.

He grew up in Arlington on a turkey farm. He worked with his dad raising and processing turkeys until entering the service in 1952.

On July 22, 1952, he married Ardeth Kuhls at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hooper, Nebraska. They were blessed with three children.

He served in the US Army in Korea during the Korean War from Feb. 25, 1952 to Feb. 9, 1954.

Upon returning from the military, he became a cabinet maker and finish carpenter for Gnuse Construction.

An active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Donnie Sperling gifted to the church many handmade church furnishings.

Donnie Edgar Sperling, 82, of Arlington, Nebraska, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at his home.

Services were Thursday, Oct. 24, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church north of Arlington, with military honors by members of VFW Post 8332 and American Legion Post 71, both of Arlington. Mr. Sperling was an active member of these Posts.

Left to honor his memory are his wife, Ardeth Sperling of Arlington; daughters LuAnn (Steve) Blea of Arlington and Susan (Pete) Johnson of North Platte; brother Milo (Maureen) Sperling of Seward; sisters Nancy (Bud) Drum of League City, Texas, and Ardes (Ray) Vance of Pasadena, Fla.; 4 grandchildren: Nicole and Josh Bruck, Aaron Callaway and Jamie Blea and 2 great-grandchildren Amelia and Greta Bruck.

He was preceded in death by his son, Brent Sperling.

Memorials are suggested to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Arlington.

Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home in Arlington was in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral Leaflet

In Memory of Donnie E. Sperling

December 24, 1930 Arlington, Nebraska ~ October 19, 2013 Fremont, Nebraska

Funeral Service 10:30 AM Thursday, October 24, 2013 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Arlington, Nebraska. Officiating: The Rev. Rick Kanoy & The Rev. Jason Duley. Music Selections: “I Was There To Hear Your Borning Cry”, Rev. Jason Duley, Soloist. Congregational Hymns: “How Great Thou Art’, “God Bless Our Native Land”, “Go My Children, With My Blessing”

Pallbearers: Josh Bruck, Jamie Blea, Scott Drum, Nicole Bruck, Philip Drum, Darin Sperling, Aaron Callaway, Bryan Drum, Dana Sperling

Interment: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Arlington, Nebraska.

Arrangements by Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home, Arlington, Nebraska

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from obituary printed in the November 5, 2013 Pilot-Tribune, and funeral leaflet courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska; kind assistance of FindaGrave volunteer Judy Johnson #48796369
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Donnie Edgar Sperling, 82

December 24, 1930 ~ October 19, 2013

Donnie Edgar Sperling was born Dec. 24, 1930, at Arlington, Nebraska to Edgar and Lilly (Scheer) Sperling.

He was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul's Lutheran Church north of Arlington.

He graduated from Arlington High School in 1949.

He grew up in Arlington on a turkey farm. He worked with his dad raising and processing turkeys until entering the service in 1952.

On July 22, 1952, he married Ardeth Kuhls at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hooper, Nebraska. They were blessed with three children.

He served in the US Army in Korea during the Korean War from Feb. 25, 1952 to Feb. 9, 1954.

Upon returning from the military, he became a cabinet maker and finish carpenter for Gnuse Construction.

An active member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Donnie Sperling gifted to the church many handmade church furnishings.

Donnie Edgar Sperling, 82, of Arlington, Nebraska, died Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013, at his home.

Services were Thursday, Oct. 24, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church north of Arlington, with military honors by members of VFW Post 8332 and American Legion Post 71, both of Arlington. Mr. Sperling was an active member of these Posts.

Left to honor his memory are his wife, Ardeth Sperling of Arlington; daughters LuAnn (Steve) Blea of Arlington and Susan (Pete) Johnson of North Platte; brother Milo (Maureen) Sperling of Seward; sisters Nancy (Bud) Drum of League City, Texas, and Ardes (Ray) Vance of Pasadena, Fla.; 4 grandchildren: Nicole and Josh Bruck, Aaron Callaway and Jamie Blea and 2 great-grandchildren Amelia and Greta Bruck.

He was preceded in death by his son, Brent Sperling.

Memorials are suggested to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Arlington.

Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home in Arlington was in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral Leaflet

In Memory of Donnie E. Sperling

December 24, 1930 Arlington, Nebraska ~ October 19, 2013 Fremont, Nebraska

Funeral Service 10:30 AM Thursday, October 24, 2013 St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Arlington, Nebraska. Officiating: The Rev. Rick Kanoy & The Rev. Jason Duley. Music Selections: “I Was There To Hear Your Borning Cry”, Rev. Jason Duley, Soloist. Congregational Hymns: “How Great Thou Art’, “God Bless Our Native Land”, “Go My Children, With My Blessing”

Pallbearers: Josh Bruck, Jamie Blea, Scott Drum, Nicole Bruck, Philip Drum, Darin Sperling, Aaron Callaway, Bryan Drum, Dana Sperling

Interment: St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, Arlington, Nebraska.

Arrangements by Reckmeyer-Moser Funeral Home, Arlington, Nebraska

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from obituary printed in the November 5, 2013 Pilot-Tribune, and funeral leaflet courtesy of Washington County Genealogical Society. Newspaper clippings and leaflets on file in the Blair Public Library at Blair, Nebraska; kind assistance of FindaGrave volunteer Judy Johnson #48796369
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