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home : obituaries : ot August 1, 2014


8/21/2013 3:20:00 PM
Angeline Sperling

Angeline P. Sperling, 90, went to be with her Lord on Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at Golden Living Center in Superior. Angeline was born on Oct. 5, 1922 in Pine City, MN, the daughter of John and Theresa Proffit.
The family lived in Hinckley for several years and later moved to Kingsdale, MN where Mr. Proffit built a house and the family made their home.
She married Thomas E. Sperling on Dec. 27, 1941. She worked as an electrical tester for Western Electric Company in St. Paul, MN and later in Duluth. She was an active member of the Roman Catholic Church and was inducted into the Secular Servite community in 1961.
Tom and Angeline owned a grocery store in Cloverton, MN and later moved to Duluth, Superior, Danbury, Rice Lake and finally to Webster, WI. They spent their winters in Bisbee, AZ or Mission, TX
Angeline will be long remembered as a loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She was also a talented musician, often assigned as organist for the parishes in which she lived and had a music ministry to area nursing homes with her button accordion.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom; her parents; her brothers, Patrick, Delbert and Howard Proffit; and a sister, Elsie (Proffit) Haines.
Angeline is survived by her children, Barbara (Tom) Dickenson, Thomas Sperling, Jr., Tim (Barbara) Sperling, Terry (Barbara) Sperling, Todd (Debbie) Sperling, Joe (Julie) Sperling, Scott Sperling and David Sperling; 16 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
A memorial Mass was held on Saturday, August 17 at St. John the Baptist Parish, 2455 S. Muskey Ave., Webster, WI, Rev. Fr. Michael J. Tupa as celebrant. Inurnment was in St. John's Cemetery.
Downs Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. To sign the online guestbook or send condolences, please visit www.downsfh.com.

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