Michael Sperl, 55, Florence, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017 at his house.

Funeral services have been held Monday, Nov. 27 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Canby.

Interment was in St. Stephen’s Cemetery, Canby.

Michael John Sperl was born Aug. 9, 1962 to Walter and Brenda (Lake) Sperl in New Ulm. When he was 7, the relatives moved to a farm north of Hanska. He attended New Ulm General public School graduating in 1980. He ongoing his instruction at Hanska Vocational Faculty specializing in the creating trades. He labored as a cafe supervisor and new spot start up operator for Godfather’s Pizza and Place Kitchen. Not long ago Mike has labored as a upkeep technician and plant operator for Trico IPS of Lake Benton and for Ormat Systems.

On Sept. 14, 2002 he married Heather Westphal at St. Olaf Lutheran Church in Odin.  Their union is blessed with 17 several years of lifetime collectively. They created their home in the Minnesota cities to which Mike’s operate took them – St. James, Lynd, Tyler and Florence.

In Could 2017 Mike was identified with Phase 4 liver most cancers.

He was a member of Danebod Lutheran Church. He served on the Danebod Village Board and was a volunteer fireman in equally St. James and Tyler. He was proud to be a fireman and honored when his son, Justin, followed in his footsteps. He also served as mayor of Florence.

He is survived by his spouse, Heather his young children, Jessica Sperl, Ghent, Justin Sperl, Marshall, Caleb (Rachel) Sperl, Harrisburg, S.D. and Danielle Sperl, St. James five grandchildren his mom, Brenda Corridor, Mountainair, N.M. siblings, Kathy Sperl, Wisconsin Dells, Wis., Gail (Jimmy) Fidler, Milton, Penn., MaryAnn (Mike) Reibel, Mankato and Margaret Johnson, New Ulm.

He was preceded in death by his father, Walter Sperl a sister, Dorothy Sperl his grandparents and aunts and uncles.

(Hartquist Funeral Residence,

Utoft-Johansen Chapel,


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