John Sperle

John Sperle

john sperle is the Senior Vice President of Facilities for Michaels Military housing. He is responsible for managing and overseeing the facilities operations on both the West Coast and East Coast.

Bob was born September 10, 1947, at Lemmon, SD to Albert and Martha (Kolb) Sperle. He grew up on his family farm southwest of Bison.

Early Life and Education

John Sperle was born in Linton, North Dakota, on February 12, 1923. He was the son of John and Ella (Otteson) Sperle.

During the 1950s, John and his parents were living on the family farm near Richardton, North Dakota, with their daughter, Aletha. During the 1960s, they moved to Custer, South Dakota.

He attended school in the area and graduated from St. Mary’s School in Richardton.

In addition to his parents, John is survived by his wife, Pat; son, Mark; brothers, Peter and Michael; and sister, Carolyn.

He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 AM Thursday, June 5, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church in Bison with Rev. Gerhardt Juergens officiating. Burial will be in the Bison Cemetery.

Professional Career

As a burn survivor, John Sperle knows a thing or two about what it takes to help others cope with their pain. He also knows a thing or two about the law, especially when it comes to protecting patients from the pitfalls of the unregulated private insurance industry.

During a brisk and rainy Wednesday evening, Sperle was hunched over his laptop, a glass of wine in hand, preparing for a monthly support group for people with severe burns at the North Colorado Medical Center in Berthoud. The group is a small but dedicated collection of survivors of all stripes and ages who get together once a month to share stories, swap suggestions for improving their quality of life and learn from one another. The group’s newest member is a young woman, who was recently a patient at the NCMC.

Achievements and Honors

john sperle is an emergency medical responder who has been with Napoleon Ambulance Service since 1977. He has received the Siren Award, which is given to an EMS provider who goes above and beyond their duties, showing tremendous professionalism and a strong dedication to EMS services in their community. He has also been honored with Distinguished Service Recognition from the North Dakota EMS Association for 29 years of service and was a finalist for the President’s List.

He was born September 10, 1947 in Lemmon, SD to Albert and Martha (Kolb) Sperle. He grew up on the family farm southwest of Bison and graduated from Bison High School in 1966. He worked at Peterson’s Implement in Lemmon and then served his country with the 211th Engineer Company until being honorably discharged in 1972. He was married to Carol Jean Lane on July 11, 1970 in Bison.

Personal Life

John Sperle was a well liked and lovable family man. He was the best of the bros and will be fondly remembered for his wacky sense of humor and the fact that he never stopped smiling. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, he was the envy of his many peers for more than a decade. He was also a philanthropist and donated much of his considerable fortune to worthy causes. One of his most noteworthy achievements was founding the Melbourne Optimist Club and the Melbourne High School Booster Club.

John Sperle

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