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Erna Spehn

April 19, 1927 — December 13, 2022

Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Erna Spehn

Erna L. Spehn, age 95 of Sauk Centre, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, December 13, 2022 at the CentraCare Care Center in Melrose, Minnesota.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 12 p.m. Monday, December 19 at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre with Rev. Jeremy Theis officiating. Interment will be held in the parish cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday at the church.

Erna Louise Langwasser was born April 19, 1927 in Hirschhorn, Germany to Eduard and Hermoine (Guinther) Langwasser. On January 7, 1956 she married LaVerne Spehn in Kaiserslawtern, Germany.  Erna worked at the Hi Ho Café in Sauk Centre from the day it opened until the day it closed. Erna was a member of Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church in Sauk Centre and the Christian Mothers. She enjoyed all wildlife and domestic animals, especially when it came to feeding the ducks. She also enjoyed going for car and boat rides to look at the scenery. Erna very rarely sat still and always kept busy. Erna was proud of her German heritage and truly loved her family, especially her grandchildren.

Survivors include her children, Evelyn (Steve) Ladd of Palisade, Rosemary (Raymond) Primus of Melrose, and Thomas (Renae) Spehn of New Brighton; nine grandchildren, Steven (Danielle), Kevin (Jamie), Megan (Craig), Amanda, Andrew, Patrick (Kayla), Evan (Rachel), Mackenzie, and Kaitlyn; and three great-grandchildren, Annie, Emerson, and Aiden.

Erna was preceded in death by her parents; husband, LaVerne Spehn on May 5, 2009; daughter, Tina Spehn on January 18, 2007; sister, Lydia Weismann; brothers, Karl Langwasser and Heinrich Langwasser; and niece, Gabi Knappe.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to CentraCare Care Center – Pine Haven in Melrose.

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Visitation

Monday, December 19, 2022

11:00am - 12:00 pm

Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church

207 7th St S, Sauk Centre, MN 56378

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Mass of Christian Burial

Monday, December 19, 2022

Starts at 12:00 pm

Our Lady of the Angels Catholic Church

207 7th St S, Sauk Centre, MN 56378

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