Loran loved to visit with me about Manning history - especially family histories of the area.
I was amazed each time I visited with him how he would remember the names of my parents and grandparents and even their ages.
He was fun to talk to and I'll miss his happy-go-lucky nature and positive attitude...

Dave Kusel


Loran F. Sporrer
June 15, 1961 - December 4, 2020

Mass of Christian Burial is pending for 59 year old Loran Sporrer of rural Manning.
Loren died unexpectedly on Friday, December 4, 2020.
Ohde Funeral Home in Manning in charge of arrangements.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, December 19, 2020, at Sacred Heart Church in Manning.
Visitation will be held from 9:30 AM until service time at church.


1979 MHS graduates Danny Joe Beck, Julie Susanne Bruhn, Lauri Lyn Christensen, Michael Robin Christensen, Darwin Charles Dammann, John F. Dentlinger, Norine Lucille Felker, Carmen Jean Fogleman, Debra Ann Grau, Lester Lee Grau, Nancy L. Hacker, Kristy M. Halbur, Regina Mae Halbur, Linda Kay Hansen, Karie Jo Haskins, Jeff Joe Haubrich, Joseph E. Herbers, Douglas Dean Hicks, Michael Gene Hill, Nadine Marie Hinners, Susan Fae Hinners, Ronald Bret Hodne, Brian Scott Irlbeck, Joleen Caroline Irlmeier, Asa Christina Jacobsson, Scott G. Jensen, Carol Lynn Justice, Julie Ann Karsten, Bary Jon Kienast, Thomas Jay Lee, Petra Roswitha Mayer, Teresa Marie McKay, Daniel David Mohr, Dean A. Mundt, Thea Marie Mullen, Beth Anne Myer, Lisa Kay Nelson, Mark A. Ohde, Robert W. Opperman, Valarie Joan Opperman, Lynn Robert Phillips, John Kennedy Pratt (valedictorian), Christine Marie Ramsey, Craig Alan Reynolds, Janet M. Rohe, Karen Kay Rosonke, Russell William Ruhde, Kimberly Kaye Sailer, Daniel Dean Schroeder, Denise Lyn Schroeder (salutatorian), Aaron Neal Schultz, Renee Mary Siepker, Lyle L. Sporrer, Thomas D. Stangl, Sue Ann Stribe, Donna Mae Sturm, Keith A. Vollstedt, Micheal Lynn Vonnahme, Ralph Edward Weets, Corey Lee Wegner, Debra Sue Wegner, Paul Michael Weiskircher, Elaine May Weller, Roger Allan Wiese, Patricia E. Willenborg, Gary Lynn Williams

1979 former students: Theresa Amsden, Jody Ashton, Harold Auten, Douglas Barten, Bob Bell, Deborah Benter, Paula Betterton, Julie Blasey, Mike Colglazier, Michael Enenbach, Gerald Espenhover, Gregory Evans, Sandra Falck, Teresa Folsom, Scott Granowski, Billy Hansen, Diane Hendrickson, Justin Kasperbauer, Christine Kirsch, Kimberley Klinker, Julia Leinen, Connie Linder, Christine Madsen, Julie McConnell, Cheryl McMillen, Gary Melick, Kimberly Molzen, Joan Nepple, Shawn Pierce, Tamera Pruitt, Scott Rix, Lauren Robertson, Lorri Ross, Lyle Schlichte, William Schoba, Jody Schumann, Harold Schumann, Jr., John Sebeniecher, Michael Sebring, Loran Sporrer, Cletus Thielen, Jon Thompson, Larry Thygesen, Michael Trecker, Donald Vogl, Kenneth Vogl, Kathleen Weitl, Douglas Wilde, Cathy Zerwas

From the 2006 Manning Quasquicentennial history book

Mildred & Lawrence Sporrer

Lawrence, son of Frank X. and Clara (Kemper) Sporrer of Templeton, Iowa and Mildred, daughter of Charles and Anna (Reinast) Eich of Halbur, Iowa were married May 5, 1949.

Lawrence and Mildred lived on a farm 1 1/2 miles northeast of Manning all their lifetime. Lawrence enjoyed farming and livestock, especially feeding cattle. Lawrence and Mildred are the parents of eight children: Patricia, Marilyn, Alice, Donna, Larry, Lynn, Loran, and Jennifer.

Patricia married Richard Treiner and they have three daughters. They live in Sioux City, Iowa. Marilyn married Nolan Todd Tillman and they live in Rochester, New York. Alice lives in Le Mars, Iowa. Donna is married to Robert T. Gaffney. They live in Manning. Larry is married to Genna Brancherrie and they have three children. They live in New York. Lynn lives in Manning, Loran lives in Sheldon, and Jennifer lives in Carroll Iowa.

Lawrence passed away August 20, 1993. Mildred still lives on the farm.


Patricia Sporrer MHS 1969


Marilyn Sporrer MHS 1971


Donna Sporrer MHS 1973


Alice Sporrer MHS 1973


Larry Sporrer MHS 1975

Lynn Sporrer Former MHS 1978


Jennifer Sporrer Special Education 1976

Top: Miss Barbara Zelle, Curtis Weems, Kathy Rothfolk
Middle: Chris Mitchell, Sonya Curlile, Rusty Sundrup
Bottom: Dana Christensen, Jennifer Sporrer


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