Jennifer Lynne Sporrer

On Valentine's Day, the world welcomed a special soul who would go on to exemplify the true meaning of love throughout her life. Jennifer Lynne Sporrer, daughter of Lawrence and Mildred (Eich) Sporrer, was born February 14, 1968, in Carroll, Iowa. The youngest of eight children, she grew up on a farm one mile east of Manning.

She attended Special Education classes at Manning and was an honorary member of the class of 1987. Jenny had a deep affection for animals and spent countless hours admiring children's books filled with colorful illustrations. Her passion for purses was unmistakable to all who knew her; she possessed an extensive collection and had an impressive knowledge of each one. Jennifer's desire to acquire more purses was well-known among her friends and family, adding a touch of lightheartedness to her character.

Throughout life, Jenny faced challenges with strength and grace. Despite living with disabilities, she embraced each day with a contagious laughter that touched the hearts of those around her. Her resilience in the face of adversity serves as an inspiration to us all. She was a cherished member of Sacred Heart Church in Manning throughout her lifetime.

Jenny passed away peacefully on Monday, June 24, 2024, at Accura Healthcare of Carroll attaining the age of 56 years, 4 months, and 10 days. She was preceded in death by her parents; sister, Donna (Robert) Gaffney; brother, Loran Sporrer; brother-in-law, Nolan Tillman; aunts and uncles: Lucy (Leo) Irlmeier, Helen (George) Eischeid, Evelyn (Adolph) Langel, Alvin (Marie) Eich, Ray (Thelma) Eich, Herbert Eich, Sally (Jerry) Schenkelberg, Sister Ricarda Eich, Inez (Bud) Ohlinger, and Vernice (Alma) Sporrer.

Left to cherish her memory are her six siblings: Patricia Treinen (Richard) of Sioux City; Marilyn Tillman of Santa Fe, New Mexico; Alice Sporrer of Sioux City; Larry Sporrer (Gema) of New York; Lynn Sporrer of Atlantic; nieces and nephews: Theresa Treinen, Julie Treinen and Ray Tucker, Sarah (Rick) Rocha (Treinen), Bethany Cheatham, Noel (Becky) Sporrer; great-nieces and nephews: Kayla Treinen, Seth Hurlbert, Katlynn Tucker; Trent and Elizabeth Rocha; Tyson, Jace, and Elyse Cheatham; Cash, Kale, Talli and Lola Sporrer; one great-great-nephew, Brenden Hurlbert; and two aunts, Kay Loughran of Breda and Dorothy Schon of Glidden.

Jenny’s Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. with Visitation held from 9:00 am. to 10:00 a.m. all held on Friday, June 28, 2024, at Sacred Heart Church in Manning. Interment will be in Sacred Heart Cemetery in Manning. In lieu of flowers and plants, donations can be made to New Hope Village in Carroll.

1987 MHS graduates: Jodi Lynn Ahrendsen, Robin Carl Borkowski, Deanna Lea Clarke, James Patrick Croghan, Paul David Croghan, Allen L. Dammann, Neela Ann Dunshee, Lori Ann Eickman, Vincent Gerard Enenbach, Keith Robert Escher, Gale D. Fischer, Judith Ann Genzen, Tonya Sue Hagedorn, Lissa Susan Haubrich, Lisa Mae Herbers (salutatorian), Daniel R. Hicks, Aneal Kevin Joseph, Eric John Kelderman, Daniel William Kemper, David John Mohr, Sheila Lynn Morris, Vicki Sue Ramsey, Kari Beth Ringgenberg, Traci Elin Rix, Tiffany Jane Robinson, Daniel Albert Schlichte, Debra Ann Schulte, Ari Seki, Tracy Sue Singsank, Paula Jean Spies, Jeffry Joe Sporrer, Crystal Dawn Stammer (valedictorian), Lori Ann Stoberl, Russell J. Sturm, Joni Lynn Waterbury, Heath Aric Weiss, Theresa E. Willenborg, Tina Marie Wiskus

1987 former students: Robbi Behen, Ellen Blohm, Brenda Clipperton, Terry Craig, Gaylene Dammann, Leon Fischer, David Frahm, RaeJean Hickey, Elizabeth Maxwell, Neil Merely, Roberta Moore, Vincent Mullen, Brett Nissen, Mathew Popp, Steven Rauch, Ann Schwarte, Jeremy Siegle, Jennifer Sporrer, Shanda Stecklein, Samuel Vaughn, Thomas Vaughn, William Vaughn, Jeffrey Vondrak, Bill Wilson, Megan Wright

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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