Obituary of Herbert Victor Sperfslage
Funeral Mass Link: https://youtu.be/gWEzAgJAo_c
Herbert V. Sperfslage, 93, of Dyersville, Iowa passed away Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at his home.
Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. on Sunday, October 9, 2022 at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville where American Legion Post 137 will gather at 7 p.m.. Visitation will continue at Kramer Funeral Home from 9-10 a.m. prior to funeral mass.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, October 10, 2022, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Chris Podhajsky will officiate.
Herbert was born on March 13, 1929, in Earlville, Iowa, the son of George and Mary (Ploesl) Sperfslage. He attended school in Earlville, Petersburg, and Colesburg. He began farming at an early age until he was drafted into the Army. He was a Corporal and served as a Radar Operator in B Battery of 867th Field Artillery Battlion stationed in Germany from 1953 – 1955. He married Theresia Post on April 22, 1972, in the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. They had two sons, George and Chris. Together they farmed near Petersburg, Iowa, until retiring to Dyersville, Iowa. Herb enjoyed the outdoors, including hunting and fishing, and traveled throughout the US and Holland. He was active in the Catholic church and was a member of the VFW and the American Legion Post # 137.
Survivors include his wife of 50 years, Theresia, 2 sons: George (Lauri) Sperfslage of Cottage Grove, WI and Chris (Kara) Sperfslage of Earlville; 3 granddaughters: Maria, Anna and Jenna Sperfslage, in-laws: Willy Kroeze of Cedar Rapids, and Thea Versteegh and Nol (Lenie) Post of Geldermalsen, Holland, Henk Spronk of Ugchelen, Holland and Fien Post of Beesd, Holland, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings: Jim (Faye) Sperfslage of Earlville, Robert (Helen) Sperfslage of Greeley, Lucille (Avalo) Berns of Prairie du Chien, WI, in-laws: Everett Kroeze of Cedar Rapids, Theo Post, Jan Post, Rie & Truus Kroeze, Toon & Leen van Beest, of Beesd, Holland, Annie Spronk of Ugchelen, Holland, and Albert Versteegh of Geldermalsen, Holland.
The family would like to thank the staff at Hospice of Dubuque for their compassionate care.
Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville is assisting the family and information is available at www.kramerfuneral.com. Online condolences and memorials may be sent to Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA 52040.