March of 1947 – Saturday, December 24, 2011
Church of St. Michael in St. Michael, MN
Thursday, December 29th, 2011
AT THE FUNERAL HOME
Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
Dennis James Kasper (Whitey), age 64, passed away Saturday, December 24th, 2011 at his home in St. Michael.
Dennis was born March 29th, 1947 the son of Albin and Saloma (Kolles) Kasper. He was a life long member of St. Michael Catholic Church. He farmed for many years before his second career as a backhoe operator for E.H. Renner & Sons. He had a life long love of snowmobiles which he passed on to his children and grandchildren.
He is survived by his loving wife of 44 years, Cathy (Praught) Kasper; children: Cheri (Troy) Nelson, Sandi (Scott) Ferris, Robert Kasper (Becky Mackey), and Chad Kasper (Kristin Menth); grandchildren: Cody and Travis Ferris, Kalli and Amanda Nelson, MacKenzie Blanchard and expected grandson James Dennis Kasper; siblings: William (Ramona) Kasper; Margaret (Ronald) Duerr, Ardell Taylor, Roseanna (Larry) Schulte, LeRoy (Marlene) Kasper, Lester (Marlene) Kasper; brother-in-law: Wilfred Langer; mother-in-law: Beatrice Praught; and numerous other relatives.
Dennis was preceded in death by his parents Albin and Saloma Kasper, sister Annella Langer, brother Cyril Kasper, nephew Gary Duerr, father-in-law William Praught, and brother-in-law Tom Mizell.
Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 11:00 AM Thursday, December 29th at St. Michael Catholic Church. Visitation will be held Wednesday, December 28th from 4:00 – 8:00 PM at the Peterson Chapel in St. Michael. Additional visitation will be held Thursday at the church one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in St. Michael Catholic Cemetery.
The family wishes to extend their sincere thank you to all the family and friends who provided unlimited support, love, and prayers during his fight with cancer and a special thank you to Father Richards for his prayers and spiritual support.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests contributions be made to the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network (http://www.pancan.org) or CaringBridge (http://caringbridge.org/visit/denniskasper)