Print This Page

March of 1947 – Saturday, December 24, 2011

Service Information
Church of St. Michael in St. Michael, MN
Thursday, December 29th, 2011
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Wednesday, December 28th, 2011
4-8 P.M.

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 ( or CaringBridge (

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Fred Bengtson

    Cathy and family,
    Sorry to hear about Dennis. I did not know Dennis was fighting cancer. Really sorry for your loss.
    Fred Bengtson

  2. Joe and Pat Kovich

    Cathy & Family; We are so sorry to hear of your loss! During this difficult time, may wonderful memories of Dennis help to comfort you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Patricia Gingras

    We are so sorry we could not be there to help you remember your dad’s amazing life and help the loving family that will so miss him. Just know that our thoughts and prayers will continue to be with Grandma Cathy and her extended family. It sounds like Whitey was quite a character and maybe Kalli and Amanda will want to share some of their best stories about him with our family sometime soon. Our hearts go out to all, and especially to our friends, the Nelson’s.

  4. Adriana Gilmer

    Sheri & family, we are so sorry to hear of your Dad’s passing. We will keep all of you in our prayers. Love, Adie & Don


Submit a Guestbook Entry

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *