Leonard Sperle


Leonard Sperle, 86 of Bismarck, passed away on April 12, 2024 at Baptist Health and Rehab.

Funeral services will be held Wednesday, April 17, 2024 at 10:30am at Church of St. Anne, Bismarck with Father Kregg Hochhalter presiding.  Burial will take place at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, April 16 from 5-8pm at the Bismarck Funeral Home with a prayer service at 7pm.

Leonard was born on March 17, 1938 to Sebastian and Magdelena (Becker) Sperle in Logan County, ND.

In September 1959 he married Rosemarie Bernhardt at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Linton, ND.  The couple first lived in the Napoleon area and then later moved to Bismarck where Leonard retired after working 22 years for the State of North Dakota in Facilities Management.

Leonard was a jack of all trades who enjoyed working on househould projects including carpentry, plumbing, electrical work and various other projects. He enjoyed watching golf and spending time with his wife and family.

He is survived by his sister, Ann Rathbun, Bismarck; daughters, Bonnie (Roger)Skelton, Frederick, CO and Stacy Sperle (Brian Yates), San Diego, CA; son, Leon (Chris) Sperle, Bismarck; grandsons, Aaron Sperle, Jordan (Aeshia) Sperle;  two great grandchildren, Cohen and Cooper Sperle, all from Colorado; as well as many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Rosemarie; brother Martin Sperle; sister-in-law Ann Sperle and brother-in-law Lee Rathbun.

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My husband, Dennis Dockter, worked at the Capitol and knew Leonard and Rosemarie. He spoke highly of them and it was always a pleasure to bump into them around town. My sincere sympathy

Thank you for your kind words. They mean a lot to our family.
The Sperle Family

I have known Speed Sperle most of my life. Great memories of the days when He and Rosemary owned the Pioneer Bar. RIP Speed.

Thank you for sharing that memory with our family.
We’d like to send our condolences to you on the passing of your mother .
The Sperle Family

So sorry I couldn’t make it to the Funeral! I will keep you all in my prayers !

Thank you Wanda. So sorry we didn’t get a chance to see you.
We had a really nice visit with your Mom and Dad.

The Sperle Family

So sorry for your loss. May the memories provide comfort. Prayers for peace in the days ahead. RIP Leonard.

What a Couple of day lifters. They were so much fun. Always so friendly, wish we could’ve spent more time hangin.

I’ve so many Great memories of such a Great man. He was so much fun to be around! He was such a caring person too!
Thanks Speed!
Rest In Peace!