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May 17 1936 – July 7, 2024

Ralph Vernon Kasper, age 88, of St. Michael passed away on Sunday, July 7, 2024 at The Buffalo Hospital.

He was born on May 17, 1936 in Frankfort Township, Wright County the son of Leo & Rose (Barthel) Kasper.

On June 6, 1964, Ralph V. Kasper and Janice L. Barthel were joined in holy marriage at The St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael.   Father Geisenkoetter performed the ceremony.

Ralph engaged in dairy, hog and crop farming his entire life.  He farmed on the original Kasper family farm.

He was a lifetime member of The St. Michael Parish.

Ralph also was a DeKalb Seed Dealer and belonged to The Wright County Pork Producers.

He enjoyed playing euchre, puzzles, fishing, visits with family and friends and watching The Minnesota Twins on TV.

Survived by his loving wife: Janice L. Kasper; children: Cheryl (Brian) Bollin and Brenda (Paul) Lindenfelser all of St. Michael and Michael (Bobbi) Kasper of Annandale; grandchildren: Andrew (Aryonna) Bollin, Daniel Bollin, Eva Bollin, Eric (Libby) Lindenfelser, Olivia (Zach) Kline, Adam Lindenfelser, Ryan Kasper and Brady Kasper; sisters: Dolores Dietz, Arlene Van Risseghem, Rose Ann (David) Gindele and Corrine (Jerry) Wachowiak; many other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by a stillborn daughter Joan Kasper, his parents Leo & Rose Kasper and siblings Bernice Lenneman, Malita Goeb, Mary Vetsch, Eldon Kasper and Andrew Kasper.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Ralph Kasper will be held on Thursday, July 11th at 11:00 A.M. at The St. Michael Catholic Church in St. Michael.

Interment St. Michael Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 10th at The Peterson Chapel St. Michael-Albertville Funeral Home from 4-8 P.M.  A Prayer service will be held at 7:00 P.M.   Further visitation will be held on Thursday morning, July 11th one hour prior to Mass at the church.


3 Guestbook Entries

  1. Marcia Bollin

    Dear Mrs. Kasper,
    I’m truly sorry to hear that you’ve lost Ralph. So many years, so many memories that have all gone by so very quickly. Ralph was always kind and gracious to us over the years whenever we met in the very difficult circumstances that brought us all together. He is part of the last great generation and I deeply value the memories he left me with. I wish you peace and comforting love from those whom you love.
    Marcia Bollin

  2. Marion K Conwell

    Ralph and Janice were welcoming neighbors when we moved to St Michael. We enjoyed many card parties together in the neighborhood. Deepest sympathy to all of his family.
    Steve & Marion Conwell and family.

  3. Joel Ralph Van Risseghem

    Beautiful day!


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