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Darrell L. Sporleder, 70, of Stewardson, IL, died at 5:30 a.m. Sunday, May 22, 2016 in his residence.
Visitation will be from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2016, in Howe and Yockey Funeral Home, Strasburg, IL. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Thursday, in St. Paul Cemetery, Strasburg, IL with Rev. Steven Becker officiating. A luncheon will follow the graveside service in the social hall at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Strasburg, IL. Memorials may be given to the St. Paul Cemetery Fund.
Darrell was born on July 30, 1945 in Shelbyville, IL, the son of Chester Gerold and Doris Eunice Schlechte Sporleder. He graduated from Stewardson-Strasburg High School in the Class of 1963 and Sparks Business College in Shelbyville, IL in 1965. Darrell worked for the Oliver Corporation in Shelbyville from 1964-1968. In 1968 he began working for National Cash Register (NCR) and retired in 2004. Darrell was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Strasburg, IL. He married Gloria Craig in 1965.
He is survived by his children, Dana Leann (Youcef) Safi of Mesa, AZ and Ryan Scott Sporleder of Effingham, IL; grandson, Zander Sporleder of Effingham, IL; brothers, Ronald Sporleder, Gary Sporleder and Bob (Jennifer) Sporleder all of Strasburg, IL; step-mother, Rosemary Sporleder of Mattoon, IL; step-brothers, Doug (Chris) Houchin of Taylorville, IL, Bert (Kelly) Houchin of Plymouth, IN and Don (Marla) Houchin of Lawrenceville, GA; and step-sister, Tonia (Bob) Mattox of Mattoon, IL.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and daughter, Lana Deann Sporleder in 1973.
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Published on May 23, 2016
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