Tyler Sperling

tyler sperling

February 20, 1985 ~ July 11, 2022

Born in: Ashley, North Dakota
Resided in: West Fargo, North Dakota

Tyler’s Live Streamed Memorial Service can be viewed below starting at 1:45 PM on Saturday, July 23, 2022:

Tyler Sperling was a man who captured every possible bit of sunlight, savored every flavor of life, and loved unconditionally. He radiated positivity, laughter, and love to all who were fortunate enough to be blessed with his company and friendship.

Tyler passed away the evening of July 11, 2022, at Bryan Memorial Hospital in Lincoln, NE after a 40-day battle that originated with appendicitis. He was surrounded with love from his family.

Tyler Scott Sperling was born February 20, 1985, in Ashley, ND. He spent his early years in Lehr, ND later moving to Fargo, ND and eventually graduating from Kindred High School in 2003 where he gained the nickname “The Chief of Beef” or “Chief” for short.

Tyler made a lot of friends in his 37 years. He loved people, all people. Tyler also loved the outdoors, fishing, camping, live music, karaoke, the company of his family and friends, preparing food for loved ones, and most of all spending his time with his loving fiancé, Erika Fryslie, whom he referred to as his “favorite person” and their dog, Clyde.

Tyler took every opportunity to lift, inspire, motivate, encourage, and otherwise support those around him which is why he will be immensely missed.

Tyler is survived by his fiancé, Erika Fryslie; mother, Cindy Kungel; grandmother, Norma Sperling; brother and wife, Dustin and Tressa Sperling; nephews: Keller Sperling, Quinn Sperling and Coen Sperling; aunts and uncles: Thomas and Nancy Sperling, Craig and Lori Sperling, and Larry and Cheryl Crawford; cousins, Carmen Lee, Marc Crawford, Darin Kungel, Jonathan Kungel, Christopher Sperling, and Matthew Sperling.

Tyler is now reunited with his father, James Sperling; grandfather, Elmer Sperling; grandparents Richard and Delia Kungel; and uncle, Darwin Kungel.

Tyler’s video tribute can be viewed below:


Prayer Service & Sharing of Memories - Friday: July 22, 2022 7:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


Memorial Service - Saturday: July 23, 2022 2:00 pm

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center
123 10th Street
Fargo, North Dakota 58103


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  1. I am so very, very sorry for your loss. Tyler was so special, he made the world a much better place. Tyler brought happiness to everyone he met. He will be so greatly missed. We were all so lucky to have known him, even for such a short while. You are all in my thoughts at this most difficult time. Rest easy, Tyler.

  2. We are so very sorry for your loss. I know how deeply you will miss Tyler and my prayers are with you for God’s comfort and peace. May the memories of his bright smile and laughter console you during your unimaginable grief.
    Love, Al and Debbie Rohrich

  3. Erika,
    I am heartbroken for you. Tyler was a wonderful guy. He loved you very much. I could see how much you meant to him when he would often say what a great golfer you are and how he could barely keep up. Please know that you are in our thoughts during this difficult time.

  4. I am so heartbroken for you and your family. Today’s service was so beautiful and painted a wonderful picture of how Tyler lived his life. Everyone will truly miss him. Sending love, hugs, and prayers to you all.
    Mark and Theresa Kungel-Parker

  5. Tyler was so full of life and fun!! I loved hearing the stories!! My heart aches for you and your family!! Words cannot express our deepest sympathy!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!

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