Sperl, Michael P., Jr. Age 87, of Richfield, Minnesota, died peacefully in his sleep on March 4, 2013. Preceded in death by his wife, Marguerite (Peggy) Studer; and parents, Michael Sperl, Sr. and Marie Sperl. Survived by siblings, Robert Sperl of St. Paul, and Mary Catherine Sperl (Geoff Olson) of Roseville; daughter, Peggy Willett (Brian), Megan and Benjamin of Grant; son, Michael Sperl III, Liam, Gabriel, Simon and Athyn of Menomonie; and daughter, Julianne Johnson (Don) of St. Francis. Michael was born in St. Paul, attended Cretin High School, and college and medical school at the University of Minnesota. He served as a Navy medical doctor and then completed a residency in neurosurgery at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. Michael practiced neurosurgery in St. Paul until his retirement in 1984. He enjoyed sailing and spent many happy hours with his family on the St. Croix River, Rainy Lake and Lake Menomonie. Michael liked building and programming computers, and taught computer skills to other seniors at the Richfield community center. Memorial service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 9th at Willwerscheid Funeral Home, 1167 Grand Avenue, St. Paul. A luncheon will follow the service. Memorial contributions to the Mayo Clinic are welcome in lieu of flowers. Willwerscheid Funeral Home & Cremation Service 651-228-1006
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.