Michele Sporrer, 64, of Templeton, died Friday, Nov. 27, 2020, at Manning Regional Healthcare Center in Manning after a brief battle with cancer.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec, 3, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Templeton. Concelebrant and homilist will be Father Steve Brodersen. Lector will be Charlene Rupiper. Casket bearers will be Jason and Mel Klein, Tessa Sporrer, Katie Sporrer, Angie Williams and Tim Sporrer. Burial will be at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Templeton.
A public visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll. In accordance with the latest COVID-19 mandate from the State of Iowa, the following restrictions will be enforced: A limit of 15 people inside the funeral home will be enforced at any given time; once 15 are inside the funeral home, patrons will be allowed to enter on a one-in-and-one-out basis. Those waiting outside in line for admittance shall not exceed 30 people. Those 30 people are asked to social-distance while in line. If the line outside exceeds 30 people, patrons should wait inside their vehicles until the line for admittance lowers below the state requirement of 30 people. Masks are required inside, as well as outside when waiting in line.
Visitation without greeting the family will be held from 9:30 until 10 a.m. Thursday at Sacred Heart Church in Templeton. Those in attendance at the church are required to wear a mask and abide by COVID-19 restrictions.
Those wishing to mail a memorial may direct it to the Michele Sporrer Family, C/O Sharp Funeral Home, 226 W. 8th St., Carroll, IA 51401.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Michele’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com.
Michele was born on July 22, 1956, at St Anthony Hospital in Carroll, Iowa, a daughter of Arnold and Cedella (Stangl) Danzer. She graduated from Kuemper High School in Carroll. After graduation she worked at the Daily Times Herald for a short time. In 1978, she started her long career at Templeton Savings Bank that continued for the next 42 years. She enjoyed assisting her customers with their day-to-day banking as well as long-term financial planning needs. She retired in March 2020.
On Sept. 18, 1976, Michele married Keith Sporrer at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll. They have been farming near Templeton since 1979. Michele was active in the business, keeping the books and keeping Keith organized.
Michele dedicated her life to being a loving mother, wife and friend. She was immensely proud of her kids and grandkids and was a huge fan of any sport or activity in which they were participants. From dance recitals to cold soccer games, she was there to cheer on her family. She often hosted large family gatherings, and her kitchen island became a regular place for a simple cup of coffee or festive holiday get-togethers.
When she wasn’t with the family you could find her in her garden or greenhouse making something grow. She loved plants and trying to grow new ones, as well as sharing her bulbs and seeds. Last year she started a fun pumpkin patch where kids could pick real pumpkins and enjoy fall crafts and games.
She also really enjoyed traveling and managed to get in several adventurous trips including Alaskan and Hawaian cruises, trips to Europe, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand.
Every chance she had, she went on short trips to spend time with her family. Michele made the most of life, packed a lot into every day and rarely sat down to rest.
Michele is survived by her husband, Keith, and their daughters, Andrea (Brian) Haselhoff and their children, Clare, Ella, Will and Jake of Bondurant, Iowa; Danielle (Ryan) Weide and their children, Carter, Brayden and Madison of Hudson, Iowa, and Nicole Sporrer of Dallas, Texas; sisters, Sharon (Clay) Brinker of West Des Moines, Iowa, Lisa Danzer (Hank Schlapkohl) of Dallas, Texas; her brothers, Gary (Karen) Danzer of St. Charles, Illinoia, Lynn Danzer of Council Bluffs, Iowa, Marty (Lisa) Danzer of Carroll, Iowa, and Jeff (Kim Morrison) Danzer of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; as well as many nieces, nephews and other extended relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Cedella Danzer; and her parents-in-law, Elaine and Clarence “Doc” Sporrer.