August 8, 1944 - August 4, 2018
Dodgeville - John K. Casper, age 73, of Dodgeville, passed away on Saturday evening, August 4, 2018 following a long illness. John was born on October 8, 1944 in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, to Frank and Ione (McKenna) Casper and was a 1962 graduate of Dodgeville High School. On February 19, 1966, he married Bonnie Treweek of Linden, Wisconsin. Together they purchased a dairy farm outside of Dodgeville and worked side by side for 43 years running the farm while raising four children. John was an avid fan of antique tractors and spent many years organizing local tractor pulls and participating in tractor rides. He was always planning his next tractor restoration project; even when he could no longer drive them, he checked on them to make sure they were safely stored in the shed. After retiring from the daily rigors of dairy farming, he enjoyed coffee breaks with his friends, watching the Green Bay Packers, the Milwaukee Brewers and RFD TV, and most of all spending time with his children, grandchildren and the company of many good friends. His role as “Grandpa C.” was his proudest accomplishment. He was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie, his parents, his sister Patricia (Casper) Doolittle, his brother Francis, his brothers-in-law, Clifford Doolittle, Tom Palmer and Emery Wasley. John is survived by his four children, Michele (Mark Stewart) Casper of Ridgeway, Christine (Bruce) Reynolds of Dodgeville, Kari (John) Malinowski of Wauwatosa and Brian (Roxanne) Casper of Dodgeville; seven grandchildren, Riley & Ruby Reynolds, Lauren, Mallory & Marek Malinowski, and Alexa & Levi Casper; his brother Bernie (Judy) Casper, and sisters Jan Palmer and Marlene (Ross) Jones of Dodgeville; sister-in-law Florence Wasley and many cousins, nieces and nephews. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, August 10, 2018 at ST. BRIDGET’S CATHOLIC CHURCH in Ridgeway. Fr. Stephen Petrica will officiate. Burial will be held in St. Bridget’s Cemetery. Friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Thursday at the GORGEN-McGINLEY & AYERS FUNERAL HOME in Dodgeville, where a parish rosary will be prayed at 8:00 p.m. Friends may also call from 10:00 a.m. until 10:45 a.m. on Friday at the church, where John will be eulogized at 10:45. A special thank you to Kristen and Joanie and his many caregivers, Dr. Dunn, Dr. Worth, Dr. Valyo, the Atrium Post Acute Care Center of Mineral Point and Upland Hills Health for their wonderful care of dad.
Dodgeville - John K. Casper, age 73, of Dodgeville, passed away on Saturday evening, August 4, 2018 following a long illness. John was born on October 8, 1944 in Dodgeville, Wisconsin, to Frank and Ione (McKenna) Casper and was a 1962 graduate... View Obituary & Service Information
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