December 20, 1951 – February 27, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, March 2, 2015 at Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Rockville, MN for Joseph S. Sponheim, age 63, who died peacefully Friday at Quiet Oaks Hospice House.

Relatives and friends may call from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Sunday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Richmond. Parish prayers will be at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the Church.

Joe was born in Pipestone, MN to Selmer and Kathleen (Shirley) Sponheim. He married Sharon Olson on April 22, 1983 in Mary of the Immaculate Conception Church in Rockville. Joe was a Federal Meat Inspector for 38 years. He loved to fish, hunt, and attend different thrashing shows and Pioneer Days. Joe enjoyed rides in the country with Billy and friends.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon; daughter, Katie (Jeff) Boecker; and son, Andy; sister-in-law, Mary Sponheim; nephews, Chris and Paul Sponheim.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, David (Jewyll) Sponheim, and Bruce Sponheim.

Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home, Cold Spring, Minnesota.