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Joseph F. Casper

Visitation:
Friday, June 24, 2011
2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
Becher-Kluesner Downtown Chapel
214 E. 7th St.
Jasper, IN 47546

Service:
Saturday, June 25, 2011
11:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church
Jasper, IN 47546



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Dateline Jasper, Indiana

Joseph F. Casper, age 90 of Jasper passed away at 5:35 a.m. today (Tuesday, June 21, 2011) in the St. Charles Health Campus in Jasper.

He was born in Jasper, Indiana on August 25, 1920 to Dr. Joseph F. and Marie (Kempf) Casper. He had two marriages; 1st to Mary Lou Eckerle in March 2, 1946, she died on May 7, 1970 ; 2nd marriage to Margaret Temple Berger on April 12, 1984.

Joe Casper was a WW II Army Veteran .
He graduated from Jasper High School in 1938. After attending St. Joseph College for one year, he enrolled in the Louisville College of Pharmacy, graduating in 1943 when he entered the Army. After Basic Training he was sent to India, Burma, and China Theater. He flew the Hump and worked in the 259th Station Hospital in the Laboratory. He helped open a new Army Hospital in Kreiyang China where he ran the Pharmacy for the next two years. Upon discharge in 1946 he opened Casper’s Drugs until 1965 when he went to Memorial Hospital as Manager of the Pharmacy. He left the hospital in 1980 doing relief work in area pharmacies until he retired in 1982.

He was an avid Cubs fan and loved playing cards.

He is a member of Holy Family Catholic Church – Jasper Knight’s of Columbus, 4th Degree – V.F.W. Post # 673 and American Legion Post #147.
Surviving,
Wife,
Margaret Casper
Five daughters,
(Twins),
Ann Clark, Frankfort, IN
Mrs. Tony (Jane) Tietz, Avon, IN
Mrs. Paul (Susan) Gabonay, Avon, IN
Mrs. Ken (Nancy) Beyke, Jasper, IN
Mrs. Lynn (Alice) Wall, Zionsville, IN
11 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren
Two sisters,
Dorothy Finnegan,
Marie Moore of Louisville, KY
Preceding him in death besides his 1st wife was one son Joseph F. Casper III.
Funeral services for Joseph Casper will held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, (June 25, 2011) in Holy Family Catholic Church with burial to follow in Fairview Cemetery in Jasper. V.F.W. Post 3 673 will conduct military grave side rites.
Friends may call from 2-8 p.m. Friday (June 24, 2011) at the Becher & Kluesner Downtown Chapel in Jasper.
Memorial contributions may be made to Southern Care hospice – 1820 N. Green River Rd., Evansville, IN – St. Charles Health Campus or your favorite church or charity.




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