Judy Sperling

February 15, 1949 - July 5, 2023

Visitation: Family will greet visitors one hour prior to the service.

Service: A Celebration of Judy’s Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 8, 2023 at Anderson Funeral Home, Canton, SD. 

Judy Sperling, age 74, formerly of Sioux Falls, SD, died Wednesday, July 5, 2023 in San Antonio, TX after a courageous battle with cancer.  A Celebration of Judy’s Life will be held at 3:00 p.m. Friday, September 8, 2023 at Anderson Funeral Home, Canton, SD.  Family will greet visitors one hour prior to the service.

Judy was born on February 15, 1949 in Bridgewater, SD to William “Bill” and Helen (Lynn) McCann.  She grew up and attended school in Bridgewater, graduating from Bridgewater High School in 1967.  After graduation, she attended Nettleton Business College in Omaha, NE.  She was united in marriage to Robert Sperling on December 21, 1968 in Canton, SD.  The couple was blessed with two daughters, Cindy and Carrie.

In addition to raising her daughters, Judy worked in the Minnehaha County Auditor’s Office for the duration of her career, retiring in 2014. After retirement, she moved to AZ and later TX.

Judy was a member of the Catholic Church, The Red Hat Society, and the Minnehaha-Lincoln County Republican Women.

Judy loved spending time at her cabin in Okoboji, sewing, collecting, organizing, painting, doing crafts, and gardening.  She also treasured time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She will be remembered for being able to light up a room with her smile and for often arriving fashionably late.

Grateful for sharing her life are her daughters, Cindy (Robert), and Carrie (Terry) Styles; grandchildren, Blaine (Eileen Mabry) Styles, Jacob (Shani), Erika, and Tiffany (Robbie); great-grandchildren, Hayden, Ashlyn, Iselin, and Owen; siblings, Barbie (Ed) Meyer, Connie Sweeter, Kevin (Cheryl) McCann, and Carol Kruse; special friend, Ron Hammer; life-long best friend, Sharon Redenius; along with numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.  She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Kathy and Janet.  www.andersonandsonsfh.com


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  1. Ila Torkelson on July 8, 2023 said:


  2. Steve and Marjorie Sievers on July 8, 2023 said:

    thinking of you and your families 👪 our deepest sympathy 🙏 😔

  3. Kay and Dick Casanova on July 9, 2023 said:

    We’re so very sorry for your loss! Please know all of you are in our thoughts and prayers. These last few years have difficult ones for you…

  4. Mary Montoya on July 10, 2023 said:

    I met Judy in the Beginning Experience program following her divorce. She always brought a ray of sunshine wherever she went.She enriched the lives of many people and will surely be missed.

  5. Muriel Deckert on July 10, 2023 said:

    I have many special memories of our high school days. We went horse back riding many Sunday afternoons. We were able to visit and be together at our high school class reunion a few years ago. Prayers for the family.

  6. Brooks on July 10, 2023 said:

    Sorry for you loss from long time neighbor in Sioux Falls she will be truely missed

  7. Mark Armstrong on July 11, 2023 said:

    Putting good vibes out in the universe for you Judy. We had some fun, and I was pleased to usher at your wedding. Rest easy girl.

  8. Hill on July 11, 2023 said:

    We are so blessed to have known Judy. We moved to Grandview Ave in 2004. We fast learned that Judy was the neighborhood Grandma. She always made time for the kids – going on a walk, teaching them about plants, remembering them on holidays and taking an active interest in their lives. She even hosted us at her lake home in Okoboji. Her zest for life spilled out. The heaven’s are praising to have Judy home! Are thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

  9. Steve and Mary Kay Truckenmiller on August 22, 2023 said:

    Our condolences to Judy’s family, especially Carrie, Terry and family. Your Mom was a ray of sunshine. She was so happy to retire and being able to pursue her own interests!

  10. Tom O'Hara on September 3, 2023 said:

    Judy will be missed by anyone who had the pleasure to know her. She truly had a smile that would light up a room.

  11. Susan Klessen-Wedlund on September 5, 2023 said:

    So sorry for your loss. Judy was a good neighbor to my parents, Harry and Peggy, that lived across the street on Grandview. She was such a nice and gracious lady with a beautiful smile..