Thursday, January 24, 2013



AGE: 81

ADDRESS: N5246 State Highway 13, Medford, Town of Chelsea Resident

PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 23 at the Aspirus Wausau Hospital, where she had been a patient for the past 6 days, while being surrounded by her loving family.

TIME & PLACE OF FUNERAL: 11:00 A.M. Monday, January 28 at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

OFFICIATING: Father Gerard Willger and Deacon Joseph Stefancin

INTERMENT: Cremainal Inurnment will take place at a later date at Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford

VISITATION: 4:00 to 7:00 P.M. Sunday, January 27 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford where there will be a 7:00 P.M. Rosary/Prayer Service and also from 9:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. Monday, January 28 at the Hemer Funeral Home, Medford

DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: May 19, 1931 in Medford

EDUCATION: Attended Medford Area Schools

MARRIAGE INFORMATION: June 5, 1948 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Stetsonville to Robert L. Sperl and he preceded her in death on September 28, 2007.

PRINCIPAL EVENTS IN LIFE: They farmed in Spencer from 1948-1955, then resided in the Town of Goodrich, and later moved to the Town of Chelsea. Mary was a loving wife and mother. She enjoyed her cats, canning, cooking, gardening, fishing, camping, crocheting, watching the Minnesota Vikings and the BIG JOE Polka Show. She enjoyed reading medical articles and books. Mary enjoyed playing the dice game, "Chicken", where she was the “Judge!”

MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford

SURVIVING CHILDREN: 9 Sons: Ron (Karleen) of Stetsonville, Danny (Sue), Bruce, Ricky (Nancy), Tim (Brenda), Jim (Cheryl), and Billy (Michelle), all of Medford, Jeff (Gail) of Manitowoc, and Bobby (Gwen) of Abbotsford
2 Daughters: Nancy (Scott) Riegert of Dorchester and Sue (Tony) Rausch of Medford

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY: Daughter-In-Law: Harriet Sperl in 1996 and Infant Grandson: Jaden Sperl in 2004


SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: 2 Brothers: Wally (Norma) Anderson and Russell (Cheryl) Anderson both of Medford
2 Sisters: Ruth (Charles) Peterson of Dorchester and Margaret (Frank) Murphy of Medford
Sister-In-Law: Rosie Anderson of Medford

DECEASED BROTHERS/SISTER: 3 Brothers: Paul, Carl and Chester Anderson
1 Sister: Betty Bruton

DECEASED FATHER: Elmer M. Anderson

DECEASED MOTHER: Grace E. Anderson (Maiden Name: Clarkson)

PALLBEARERS: Honorary: Bryce and Chase Sperl
Active: Robby, Jeremy, Mike, Justin and Mathew Sperl, Joel Rausch, Brandon Riegert and Phil Curran

OTHER INFORMATION: In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to Mary’s family to be designated at a later date
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