Obit: Kasper, Jerome H. (1936 - 2006)

Contact: Crystal Wendt

Surnames: Kasper, Dix, Laabs, Nienow, Porter

----Sources: Marshfield News Herald (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) January 17, 2006

Kasper, Jerome H. (20 Oct. 1936 - 13 Jan. 2006)

Jerome H. Kasper

COLBY -- Jerome H. Kasper, 69, formerly of N7255 Winnebago Drive, Fond du Lac, died Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, at Grancare Nursing Home, where he had been a resident for the past four months.

Visitation will be from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, Fond du Lac, and from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006, at Maurina/Community Funeral Home in Colby, Wis.

Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Colby funeral home. The Rev. Kenneth A. Dix will officiate. Following graveside military rites, burial will follow in Colby Memorial Cemetery, town of Colby, Wis. A memorial has been established in Mr. Kasper's name.

He was born Oct. 20, 1936, in Unity, the son of Harold A. and Fern E. Laabs Kasper. He graduated from Colby, Wis. High School in 1955. Later, he took a dairy course in cheese making at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and received a diploma for his efforts. Shortly thereafter, he passed the requirements for his license as a cheese maker. It is believed that he was the youngest licensed cheese maker in Wisconsin at that time. He made cheese at his parent's factory until it was sold in 1965. In 1966, he moved to Fond du Lac, where he was employed as a cheese maker supervisor at Tolibia Cheese Company until his retirement in 2003. He was never married.

He served in the U.S. Army from 1959 to 1962.

Surviving is a brother, Kenneth (Joanne) Kasper of Unity; a sister, Betty Ann (Allen) Nienow of Janesville; and nieces, nephews and very special friends, David (Mary) Porter and their family of Fond du Lac.

His parents preceded him in death.



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