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Rita Sporrer

February 13, 1935 — October 7, 2023

Manning

   Rita Sporrer, 88 of Manning, entered into eternal rest with the Lord, October 7, 2023, surrounded by family at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.

   The daughter of Bernard and Margaret (Steffes) Halbur, Rita was born February 13, 1935, in Halbur, Iowa and attended St. Augustine School. On August 30, 1955, Rita married Harold Sporrer at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Halbur.

   Rita and Harold spent their entire 68 years of married life side by side supporting each other farming, painting, selling produce, doing field work and most recently cleaning up land to convert it to farm ground. Rita enjoyed bowling, fishing and traveling with her husband. She also enjoyed playing cards with family, friends and neighbors.

   Rita was a gifted seamstress, creating (and repairing) beautiful clothes for her children and grandchildren. She was an excellent cook and baker, often filling the freezer with cookies, bars and other goodies. She was a loving wife and mother. Her quick wit, sense of humor, welcoming smile and laughter were appreciated by all. Perhaps the most important and lasting impact she had on the world was her generosity of time, treasure and talent, while spreading the Good News of the Lord.

  Rita is survived by her husband Harold Sporrer of Manning; eight children: Karen (Mike) Blum of Halbur; Ron (Kay) Sporrer of Clemson, South Carolina; Leon (Linda) Sporrer of Des Moines; Lyle (Carolyn) Sporrer of Manning; Kevin (Lois) Sporrer of Roselle; Renee Fraser of Norwalk; Jeff (Stacey) Sporrer of Ankeny; and Joel Sporrer of Manning; 17 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.

   The family wants to express special gratitude to the nurses and staff of the St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll for the excellent care they provided to Rita.

Funeral Service on Friday, October 13, 2023 at 10:30 a.m. at Ohde Funeral Home, Manning, Iowa with Cathy Stander, Officiating.

Music “Be Not Afraid”, “How Great Thou Art”, “Amazing Grace” and “On Eagle’s Wings”.

Casket Bearers are Rita’s Grandchildren.

Interment at Sacred Heart Cemetery, Manning, Iowa.

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Service Schedule

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Visitation

Thursday, October 12, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Ohde Funeral Home - Manning

108 1st St, Manning, IA 51455

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 13, 2023

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

Ohde Funeral Home - Manning

108 1st St, Manning, IA 51455

Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in Manning.

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