Marie Wunder

Nov 28, 2020

A graveside service for Marie Wunder, age 88, of Milford, was held Saturday, November 28th at Milford Cemetery. 

Marie Theresa Wunder, the 5th child of Fred and Clara (Uhlenkamp) Sporrer, was born April 2, 1932, in Milford, Iowa. She was soon nicknamed “Babe” by her dad. She graduated from Milford Consolidated School in 1950.

On September 13, 1954, Marie was married to Denton Wunder in Des Moines, Iowa. After raising their four children, Marie and Denton started their family business, Wunder Upholstery, in Milford, Iowa, in 1987. After twenty-two years of Wunder Upholstery, Marie worked for L&D Upholstery from 2009-2020. Marie helped to start the FLC Cookie Walk and served on the committee for six years. Marie and Denton also served as Den Leaders for Pack #157 in Sutherland for six years.
Marie loved traveling, cooking and spending time with family and friends. After her husband passed away, she especially enjoyed her Christmas and New Year holidays in Atlanta with her daughter, Terri and her husband, Chuck.

Marie passed away November 24, 2020, at Lakes Regional Healthcare in Spirit Lake, Iowa, at eighty-eight years of age.

She is survived by her daughter, Terri Burleson and her husband, Chuck, of Atlanta, Georgia; son, Denton Wunder, Jr. and Lori Tielbar of Milford, Iowa; daughter, Leslie Sargent of Milford, Iowa; son, Chris Wunder and Kris Davis of Everly, Iowa; six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren, two great-great-grandchildren (and one on the way) and many others who knew her lovingly as Grandma; two brothers, Earl Sporrer and Jerry Sporrer; several nieces, nephews and many friends.
Marie was preceded in death by her husband, Denton; parents, Fred and Clara Sporrer; sisters, Delores Fitzpatrick and Arlene Berning; brother, Floyd Sporrer; brothers-in-law, Maurice Fitzpatrick and Carl Berning; sisters-in-law, Beverly Sporrer, Lois Sporrer and Shirley Sporrer.

Turner Jenness Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.