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Nancy A. Sperling

October 29, 1948 — May 13, 2024


Nancy A. Sperling, 75, passed away at her home in Mandan, ND, after a courageous battle with cancer.  

A memorial service for Nancy and Tom will be held at 11:30 AM on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, at Parkway Funeral Service, 2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck. Nancy’s ashes will be buried alongside Tom’s in the Lehr City Cemetery at a later date.

Nancy Ann Reiland was born October 29, 1948, to Arnold James and Joyce Ann (Jarske) Reiland at St. Luke’s Hospital in Crosby, ND.  Her earliest years were spent in various small towns across ND where her father worked as a relief agent for the Soo Line Railroad. In 1951 he accepted a permanent agent position in Lehr, ND where Nancy and her siblings were raised.  She graduated from Lehr High School in 1966 and Capital Commercial College in 1970.

Nancy and Thomas L. Sperling were married on October 19, 1977, in Valley City, ND. They resided in Bismarck several years prior to purchasing their home in Mandan in 1985.

In 1970 Nancy began a 43-year career with St. Alexius Medical Center and retired as a buyer with the purchasing department in 2013. She was a dedicated employee with strong emphasis on detail, problem solving, and accuracy.  Nancy was a 50-year member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a lifetime member of the Bis-Man Reel & Rec Club, a lifetime member of Weight Watchers, and also a member of Al-Anon.

Nancy is survived by her sister, Beth Rudolf; brother, Paul (Tamie) Reiland; sister-in-law, Elaine Reiland; mother-in-law, Norma Sperling, and brother-in-law Craig (Lori) Sperling. She is also survived by four nieces, four nephews, several great nieces and nephews, cousins, many relatives of her stepfather, and dear friends. 

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband of 46 years, Thomas L. Sperling; father, Arnold Reiland; mother, Joyce Schauer; stepfather, Melvin Schauer; brother, John Reiland; nephews, William Reed and Tyler Sperling; father-in-law, Elmer Sperling; brothers-in-law, Leo Krein, Curt Rudolf, James Sperling, and lifelong friends Marian Stolz and Blanche Nagel.

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Tom and Nancy Sperling Bulletin.pdf

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Wednesday, May 22, 2024

Starts at 11:30 am (Central time)

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2330 Tyler Parkway, Bismarck, ND 58503

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