Kathleen “Kate” Casper
Kathleen “Kate” Casper, age 72,
of Fond du Lac, as a child of God, passed away peacefully and entered into everlasting
peace on Wednesday, September 11, 2019, at Lakeview Assisted Living in Fond du
Lac, which was home to Kate since January 2019. She had faced the challenge of
cancer the last eighteen months and then suffered a stroke in October 2018. Through
both challenges, Kate always faced it with the “I am tougher than the rest of
you in the family.” She definitely showed this through her chemo treatments, in
which she drove herself to the treatments. After her stroke, she faced each day
with the positive attitude that she would beat that also.
Kate was born on August 29,
1947, in Fond du Lac, the daughter of the late Gilbert and Marie (Merten)
Casper. After her graduation from New Holstein High School, she was employed at
Tecumseh Products for many years until Tecumseh closed. After the closing of
Tecumseh, Kate retired.
Kate had a heart of gold. Always
giving something to someone. She loved her “junk books” where she found many of
her beautiful interior and exterior decorations. She had a love for reading
magazines, especially Women’s World, and she enjoyed polka music and
cross-stitching. She was a member of St. Mary Church in Marytown.
Kate is survived by her sisters,
Mary Lou (Paul) Abler, Janet Casper, Laura (William) Engel, all of Mt. Calvary,
and Debra (Roger) Preder of Waupaca; her brothers, Kenneth (Mary) Casper of
Marytown, James (Bonnie) and Lawrence (Barb) Casper all of Chilton; godchild,
Patrick Casper. Kate is also survived by many nieces, nephews, great-nieces,
and great-nephews, and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death
by her parents, Gilbert and Marie Casper; maternal grandparents, Roman and
Bertha Merten; paternal grandparents, Mathias and Elizabeth Casper; her sister,
Rose Ann; and nephew, Mark Abler.
Visitation will take place on Wednesday,
September 18, 2019, from 9-11 AM at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 N. Park Ave, Fond
du Lac, WI, 54935. A funeral service will follow the visitation at the funeral
home at 11:00 AM. Entombment will follow at Shrine of Rest Mausoleum, Ledgeview
A heartfelt thank you to the
staff at Lakeview Assisted Living and Agnesian Hospice nurses for their
compassion and care for Kate. A special heartfelt thank you to Nurse Dave and
Nurse Evie, at Lakeview Assisted Living. Your names were mentioned so many times
by Kate-you made her days so special.
Boom- we will never forget the
nicknames you bestowed upon your siblings-Until we meet again, Love, Mare, Bozo,
Buffy, Chicken, and Wiener.
Additional information and
guestbook can be found by visiting ueckerwitt.com