January 1, 1925- October 18, 2012
Inez J. Ohlinger, the daughter of Frank and Clara (Kemper) Sporrer, was born January 10, 1925 at Templeton, Iowa and departed this life October 18, 2012 at the Regency Park Care Center in Carroll, Iowa. She lived her life to the age of 87 years, 9 months and 8 days.
Inez grew up in Templeton and graduated from Sacred Heart Catholic School. She attended Buna Vista College in Storm Lake and taught school for one year. On August 17, 1947, Inez Sporrer was united in marriage to Owen “Bud” Ohlinger at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Templeton. Two children were born to this union. The family lived in Templeton and later in Algona. In 1969, Bud and Inez moved to Churdan where Bud was manager of the Farmer’s Coop. Inez developed multiple sclerosis and was faithfully cared for by her husband for 54 years. In 2006, due to her health condition, Inez became a resident of the Regency Park Care Center in Carroll where she lived until her death. Her husband, Bud, passes away in 2007.
Inez was a member of St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Churdan and a member of the Catholic Daughters of America. Inez enjoyed reading and cross stitching.
Inez is survived by her two children; Joyce (Mrs. Greg Clawson) of Ankeny and Gary of Carroll, three granddaughters; Jill (Mike) Reyes, Sarah (Chad) Burgess and Ann (Brian) Tiernan, four great-grandchildren, a brother, Vernice Sporrer of Templeton and a sister Dorothy Schon of Glidden. Those who preceded her in death were her parents, husband and a brother Lawrence Sporrer.
Mass of the Christian Burial was held Monday, October 22, 2012, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Columbkille Catholic Church in Churdan with Rev. Father Randy Schon officiating. Burial was made in St. Patrick’s Catholic Cemetery west of Churdan. Musical selections were played by organist, Richard Carey. A Vigil for the Deceased was held Sunday evening a 6:00 P.M. at the Brown Funeral Home in Churdan.
Serving as casket bearers were Dan Schon, Dave Schon, Dave Sporrer, Gary Sporrer, Brian Tiernan and Mike Reyes.