John Anthony Kasper
Services for John Anthony Kasper, formerly of Fort Scott, were held at Vancil-Murphy Funeral Home in Springfield, Ill., on Saturday, March 26, 2011.
John was born in Riverton, Ill., on July 5, 1934, to Theresa and Thomas Kasper Sr. and passed away on March 18, 2011, in Mabank, Texas, after a brave battle with cancer.
John was a graduate of Riverton High School in 1953. He was successful not only professionally, but in family, service to community and in many lifelong friendships. His passions included aviation, hunting, gardening, history and sports. He has also volunteered in civil and children's activities throughout his life. He was a wonderful husband, father and grandfather with big hugs and many animated stories to make us laugh. We will miss John dearly.
John is preceded in death by his mother and father and by his son, Steven Kasper. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Juanita Kasper, and his children: Kathy Kasper, David Kasper, Karen Ivey, Karla Games and Kristina Cox. John has six grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers, Thomas Kasper and George Kasper.