Courtland A. Sperger

Courtland A. Sperger, Sr., age 96, of Waupun, passed away at home on Sunday, January 2, 2022.

Courtland was born on February 1, 1925, at home in LeRoy, Wi., to Ruben and Vida Sperger.  Courtland was united in marriage to Romona Bauer, on September 7, 1946, at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church, LeRoy.  In 1950, Courtland and Romona moved to the Town of Alto, where he farmed with his sons and grandsons.  He continued living there until his death.  Despite having only an 8th grade education, he had many accomplishments and was well respected in the community.  He was chairman of the Alto Fair Board for many years, chairman of the Alto Dairy Board, the Alto Town Board, served on the Wisconsin Federation of Cooperatives, the Federal Land Bank, and other organizations.

Mona, Bob, and Mike could not have asked for a better father.  THANKS DAD, for all the you have done for us.

He is survived by his daughter, Mona (Bill) Averbeck, sons, Bob and Mike (Diane Coffen) Sperger, daughter-in-law Janet Sperger, 8 grandchildren, Steve (Rochelle) Sperger, Janeen (Tom) Gerlikovski, Ryan (Becca) Sperger, Adam (Tami) Averbeck, Nick (Casey) Averbeck, Courtney (Joe) Allickson, Louis (Jenny)  Averbeck, Laura (Adam) Deal, 15 great-grandchildren, Andrew, Amber, Mekena, Kylynn, Emma, Miles, Sloan, AJ, Brayden, Charlize, Memphis, Garen, Estelle, Rhett, Reece, and 3 step great-grandchildren, Henry, Jacob, and Kyle, sisters Hennie Gremminger, Mona (Bernie) Werner, Erma Franke, Ruby (Dick) Stommel, brother-in-law and sister-in-law Raymond and Elaine Bauer.  He was preceded in death by his wife, Romona, son Courtland Jr. (Butch), parents, Ruben and Vida, brother, Donald, in laws, Roman and Leona Bauer, brothers-in-law: Carl Schraufnagel, Ray Gremminger, Don Franke, sisters-in-law: Shirley Sperger and Leona Schraufnagel.

Visitation will be held on Friday, January 7, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Waupun, from 9 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.  A Mass of Christian burial will follow at 11:30 a.m. with Rev. Fr. John Radetski as celebrant. Burial will be held in St. Andrew’s Cemetery, LeRoy.

Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made at