John A. Casper, 85

John A. Casper, 85 of West Bend, died Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012, at the Samaritan Health Center in West Bend. He was born April 8, 1927, in Milwaukee to Alexander and Cecelia (nee Fischer) Casper.

John worked at Lochenís in Newburg for many years, retiring in 1989.

Following his retirement, he enjoyed spending the winters in Texas.

He liked to sing and sang in the church choir and with the Cedar Singers. He was an avid fisherman and liked bowling and playing baseball.

John is survived by his seven children, Nancy (Randy) Klabunde of Port Washington, Steve (Karen) of Oshkosh, Amy Shaver of West Bend, Lora (Tom) Pence of Okemos, Mich., Kim (Cindy) of Cedar Creek, Texas, Scott (Linda) of Austin, Texas, and Dawn (Ted) Fischer of Port Washington; 19 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his siblings, Bernice Odgers of Hartford, Carole Sauer of Watertown and Philip Casper of West Bend; his sister-in-law, Anne Casper of West Bend; and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Alex and Cecelia Casper, his son-in-law, Frank B. Shaver Jr.; his sister, Elayne Dillie; his brother, Herman Casper; his sister-in-law, Janet Casper; and two brothers-in-law, Don Odgers and Dave Sauer.

A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, Oct. 12, 2012, at noon at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Newburg with the Rev. Kevin Kowalske presiding. Burial followed in the parish cemetery. Visitation was held Friday, at the church only from 10 a.m. until 11:45 a.m.

The Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend is serving the family.

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