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Valerius Gasperlin

February 1, 1927 — April 6, 2022

Alexandria

Valerius “Larry” Gasperlin was born on February 1, 1927, in Krain Township rural Albany the son of Michael and Barbara (Rademacher) Gasperlin.  He graduated from Albany High School in 1945 and immediately was drafted into the United States Navy.  Larry was Honorably Discharged in August 8, 1946 and upon returning to Minnesota he attended St. John’s University for two years and then graduated from Brown Institute as a telegrapher.

After graduation Valerius was united in marriage on October 8, 1949, to Rita Hanauska in Albany.  The couple moved to Alexandria in November of 1951.

He worked as a telegrapher for Great Northern Railroad which later became Burlington Northern.  In later years he worked as Depot Agent in Alexandria, Garfield, Brandon, Fergus Falls and Breckenridge.

Larry was very active in his community.  He was a member of the American Legion, Knights of Columbus and very involved in different committees at St. Mary’s Church.  He had a great sense of humor and a strong faith.

Valerius died on Wednesday, April 6, 2022.  He is survived by his sons: Bruce (Bonnie) Gasperlin, Thomas (Heidi) Gasperlin, Michael Gasperlin; daughter, Sharon (James) White; grandchildren: Joe White, Mary (Freddie) Serda, Antonia Gasperlin, Rosie Gasperlin, Eve Gasperlin, Emily (Shakti) Gasperlin, Anna Gasperlin; great grandchildren: McKenzie Serda & Caden Serda; brother, Julian Gasperlin; sister-in-law, Rita Gasperlin.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Rita; brothers: Jerry & Joseph Gasperlin; sisters: Theresa Gasperlin, Marie Pitzen, Frances Sauerer, Margaret Meyer.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday, April 20, 2022, 12:00 – 1:00 PM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Alexandria with a Mass of Christian Burial at 1:00 PM.  Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery.  Service will be live streamed for those unable to attend.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

12:00 - 1:00pm (Central time)

St. Mary s Catholic Church (Alexandria)

420 Irving St, Alexandria, MN 56308

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

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St. Mary s Catholic Church (Alexandria)

420 Irving St, Alexandria, MN 56308

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