Viola M. Casper
Viola M. Casper, 91, of Fond du Lac, passed away peacefully
with her family at her side, on May 14, 2017 at the Hospice Home of Hope. Viola
was born in St. Peter on January 13, 1926 to William and Clara (Koenigs) Wirtz.
Viola married Melvin Casper on November 23, 1946 at St.
Mary’s Church in Fond du Lac with the Rev. Raymond Fox presiding.
Prior to retirement, Viola was employed as a legal secretary
for Fond du Lac County. She was a member of Holy Family, St. Mary’s Church, its
Altar Society and a charter member of the Knights of Columbus Auxiliary #664.
She enjoyed baking, planting her flowers, feeding the birds, playing cards and
Scrabble, watching the Brewers and Packers but most of all, spending time with
Survivors include Viola’s children, Susan (Donald) Wegner of
Fond du Lac, Michael (Julie) Casper of Oconto Falls, WI, Stephen (Betty) Casper
of Almond, WI and Karen Schlichting of Athens, WI; twelve grandchildren, Paul (Stacy)
Lange, Lisa Marie Lange, Chad (Casey) Wegner, Tara (Arlan) Nathan, Kristy
(Adam) Turner, Jake Jensen, Chad (Shannon) Casper, Shaun (Amber) Casper,
Lindsay (Jonathan) Nelson, Tim Schlichting, Todd (Tracy Wendt) Schlichting and
Andrew Schlichting; 16 great grandchildren; one brother, Paul Wirtz; other
relatives and friends.
Viola was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin, her
parents, her son, Joseph, son-in-law Roger Schlichting, brothers, Clarence and
Ludger “Louie” Wirtz; and sister, Lorraine Fowler. Also preceding her in death
were four sisters-in-law and five brothers-in-law.
family will receive relatives and friends at Holy Family Parish Church, 271
Fourth Street Way, Fond du Lac, on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 from 9:00 AM until 10:45
Services: At 11:00 AM
a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in Holy Family Parish
Church. Entombment will follow in the
Chapel of the Risen Christ Mausoleum, Calvary Cemetery.
The family wishes to thank all the staff at Hospice Home of
Hope for the compassion shown to their mother.
Zacherl Funeral Home is serving the family. www.zacherlfuneralhome.com