Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11am on Tuesday, July 28th. Father Cletus Connors, OSB will officiate and burial will be in the parish cemetery to follow. Visitation will be on Monday, July 27th from 4-8:00pm at the gathering space at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany, MN with parish prayers at 4pm. Friends may also visit from 10-11am on Tuesday, July 28th prior to mass. Arrangements provided by Miller-Carlin Funeral Home of Albany.
Sal Sperl ended her sentimental journey of 88 years and passed away peacefully on Friday with her husband by her side.
She was born in Albany, MN on the home farm to Alfred and Rose (Sadlowsky) Miller. While at a dance, she met the love of her life, Anselm (Ansie) Sperl. They married in 1947 and enjoyed 67 years together.
Sal was valedictorian of her high school class and started her young career working for Kraft Foods and then Raymond Brothers in Minneapolis as a secretary. She returned to Albany where she worked for Stearns County Bank. After raising her children, Sal dedicated 20 years as a library assistant for Albany Area Schools.
Sal was a “domestic engineer”—she truly enjoyed being a homemaker and a hostess—and in her free time she loved flower gardening, cooking and baking, crossword puzzles, scrabble, quilting and painting. She and Ansie enjoyed displaying their crafts at shows for 15 years.
Sal is survived by her husband, Ansie, five children: Susan Sperl, Karen Sperl, Gary (Elaine) Sperl, Steve (Jean) Sperl, Kelly Sperl; nine grandchildren: Jessica, Andrea, Erika, Laura, David, Michael, Amanda, Adam, Mariah, and two great grandchildren: Willa and Hattie. Her surviving siblings are Helen Miller of Albany, MN, Joseph (Shirley) Miller of St. Joseph, Alice (Ron) Zumwalde of Richmond, MN, Dennis (Bonnie) Miller, Alexandria, MN and Ruth Miller, sister-in-law, of Albany, MN.
She was preceded in death by her parents Alfred and Rose Miller, a daughter Peggy, siblings Ralph Miller and Rosie DeMuth and her husband Leo, and Helen Miller’s long-time companion Steve Schwahn, as well as four siblings who died in infancy—Edward, James, Pauline and Edmund.
Cards may be sent to Ansie Sperl at P.O. Box 103, Albany, MN 56307.
Schedule and Information
There will be a visitation from 4:00-8:00 PM on Monday, July 27, 2015 and again after 10:00 AM until the time of serviceon Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Parish prayers will be at 4:00 PM Monday evening and the Christian Mothers/Women will pray the rosary in the church at 10:15 AM Tuesday morning.
The gathering space at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany, MN.
Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Marcella “Sal” Elizabeth Sperl, age 88, of Albany,will take place at 11:00 AM on Tuesday, July 28, 2015. Father Cletus Connors, OSB will officiate and burial will take placein the parish cemetery.
Seven Dolors Catholic Church Albany, MN
Ansie, and family so sorry for your loss. I can’t believe it as last year when we celebrated the cousins gathering she looked so good. We will be flying in to Minn Tuesday, but will be to late for the funeral. Again so sorry for your loss.
Steve, So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your family as you move forward. Keep your memories close to your heart as they will carry you. You are in my thoughts and prayers, Lisa