Nick Casper Jr.
August 11, 1925 – August 7, 2012
Nicholas Casper, Jr (1925-2012)
Nick was born on August 11,1925, in Hays, Kansas, to Nicholas and Anna Casper. The fifth of ten children, Nick served as an alter boy in the Episcopal Church in Kansas. At the age of 13, Nick traveled to Phoenix, Arizona, to serve as an assistant to Bishop Mize. Nick joined the US Army and served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division. During World War II, Nick jumped into Italy, Holland, and Germany. He also fought in France and Belgium. After the war, Nick was Honorably Discharged from the Army, and awarded 3 Bronze Stars. On November 11, 1946, Nick married Margo Malouff in La Junta, Colorado. They raised four children, Kitti, Nick, Cathie, and Bob, and provided a temporary home to eight foster children. Nick worked as a salesman, and his territory encompassed Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming. Margo and Nick were charter members of St. Thomas More Catholic Church, and most recently, Nick contributed handmade rosaries to the Rosary Makers group. Nick was an avid fisherman who also loved flying and traveling. Nick passed away on August 7,2012. His wife Margo preceded him in death, in 2005. Nick is survived by brothers Jim and Sam Casper, sister Theona Burgardt, children Kitti, Nick, Cathie, and Bob, ten grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
Rosary Services will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church at 5:00 p.m./ 7:00 p.m. Monday August 13th.
Funeral Service will be held at St. Thomas More Catholic Church at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday August 14th. Interment will be followed at Olinger Chapel Hill Mortuary and Cemetery. Reception will be at St. Thomas More Catholic Church at 1:00 p.m.
In Lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made, in Nick's honor, to the Alzheimer's Association of Colorado 455 Sherman Street, Suite 500 Denver, CO 80203 or Agape Healthcare Hospice Care 6041 South Syracuse Way, Suite 220 Greenwood Village, CO 80111
- Funeral Mass Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Nick Casper Jr.
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August 14, 2012
God gave the world a great blessing and a man who could share great laughs. I looked forward to seeing Uncle Nick in the summers while growing up,. He was a charming man who could make anyone feel special. Love to the family. May he rest in perpetual peace in heaven.
Lynne Casper Bagby (Sam's daughter, Albuquerque, NM)
Arthur Lehl Sr.
August 13, 2012
I am saddened by Papa's passing from this life, but joyed that he is now safe and happy in Heaven with the Lord. He was so loved and respected and I hope we all can find peace in the wonderful life he has lived here. I remember so many times he came to our rescue.
I pray we move ahead in a way that would honor the life of Papa, to accomplish things that would have made him proud.
May the Lord be with us all.
Arthur R. Lehl Sr,
August 13, 2012
Father of all, we pray to you for those we love, but see no longer; Grant them your peace; let light perpetual shine upon them; and, in your loving wisdom and almighty power, work in them the good purpose of your perfect will; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
We hold you close to our hearts as you lay your Dad, my Dad's brother, and my uncle to rest.
Peace and Love,
Sam, Virginia, and Sharlene
Jerry and Shirley Lehl
August 11, 2012
We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. May God comfort you and give you strength at this time.
God bless you all.