In Memory

Kathleen Sperling

Kathleen Sperling

Kathleen “Katy” A. Sperling



Kathleen “Katy” A. Sperling, 70, of Sturgeon Bay, died peacefully Monday afternoon, September 8, 2014, at Golden Living Center – Dorchester.

She was born March 15, 1944, the daughter of Arthur and Louise (Everson) Sperling. Katy graduated from Whitefish Bay High School in 1962. She lived in the Mequon/Milwaukee area for most of her life. Katy worked in real estate for a short time.

A little over ten years ago, she moved to Door County, a place her family used to vacation to in her early years, and lived here for over ten years. [Katy’s family had a place north of Sturgeon Bay.] She enjoyed reading and became friends numerous staff at the Door County Library.

Katy loved knitting and crocheting, just like her mother. She knitted hats and other gifts for friends. Katy was very appreciative of the care she received from friends over the years.

Katy is survived by her brother-in-law, Dr. William Scheftner, MD of Hinsdale, IL; nephew; Douglas (Sarah) Scheftner, Ph.D. of Illinois; Karin S. Goodfriend MPT of Milwaukee; friend, Heidi (Rod) Haggenbuckle of East Orleans, MA; and her friends at the Door County Library and Golden Living Center-Dorchester, both in Sturgeon Bay.

She was welcomed Home by her father, Arthur Sperling; mother and step-father, Louise (Elmer) Lojan; and sister, Nancy Scheftner.

From Door County Daily  October 1, 2014

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02/06/15 03:10 PM #1    

Wayne Schroeder

It is with sadness that I read Katy has passed away. My condolences to her family and friends.

Wayne Schroeder

02/07/15 01:47 PM #2    

Ken Rotter

I remember Kathy as a great person to visit with she was a quiet person and enjoyed people at WFBH. She will be missed. Ken Rotter

02/08/15 07:09 AM #3    

Michael Gordy

I am sad to learn of Kathy Sperling's passing. (I knew her under that name). She was a warm, open, friendly person in high school, always ready to laugh and to exhibit a healthy sense of irony. I knew her mainly through her friendship with the late, great, Judy Magidson, one of my dearest friends since childhood until her excruciatingly untimely death. I hope Kathy had a fulfilling life and that she died happy. The world is a lesser place without her.

02/08/15 12:25 PM #4    

Grant (Dave) Paull

Kathi moved in next door to me, after another classmate, Jane Russell moved away.

When we graduated from eighth grade at Cumberland school, she wrote this in the class of June 1958 photo album.

Well neighbor we made it. Through all the loud records, the dryer & etc, I didn't have too bad a time living next door to you. In fact it was pretty much fun. I don't think I ever forget those science classes. Without you & Patrie & the "Old Goat" it sure would have been dull.

I wish you all the possible luck in Bay. You sure have the ability to be a good athlete. Just don't practice hurrduling over our fenses, just kidding.

See you this summer.


Another person signed that album, and it was one of our teachers.

May you have excellent high school days.

Lorraine Rotter

02/09/15 05:26 PM #5    

Janet Hindin (Volat)

Kathy and I were very good friends during high school. She had a wonderful sense of humor and great enthusiasm for life. She was very creative and loved crafts like her mother. We spent countless hours at each other's homes during those years. Over the years, we lost touch but reconnected in the last few years of her  life. Kathy faced many challenges in the last few years. She will be missed.


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