Nancy Kasper, age 75 of Beaver Dam, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at Beaver Dam Community Hospital. She was born on March 4, 1940, in Milwaukee, WI, the only child of Monroe and Gladys (Bergerson) Poggenburg, who preceded her in death. She graduated from Divine Savior High School, Milwaukee in 1958 and attended Marquette University from 1958-1960. She graduated from Carroll College in Waukesha in 1962, where she met the love of her life, David W. Kasper. They married in 1963 at Christ King Church in Wauwatosa, WI. She taught First Grade from 1962-64 at Marcy Elementary School in Menomonee Falls. After she and David started having a family, she became a full time mom. Nancy often said that her favorite days were when she was a stay-at-home mom with her children. After living in Milwaukee, Mukwonago and Menomonee Falls, they moved in 1968 to Beaver Dam, WI where David taught math at Wayland Academy. Nancy is survived by her husband, David, three sons, Timothy (Beth Powers), Moscow, Russia, Paul (Imelda), Wilmington, NC, William (Rebecca), and three grandchildren, Sam, Theresa and Caleb in Ripon, WI.
She worked in the Beaver Dam School System for more than 20 years as a teacher’s aide. She loved to downhill ski and made many trips up north and out west with Wayland students and her family. She was a member of Saint Katharine Drexel Parish and for many years helped with Altar Linens. She was a member of AAUW and enjoyed writing their newsletter. She was a PAL in the Beaver Dam School System, delivered Meals on Wheels, and was a member of WEA, BDAAA, and BDACT.
She enjoyed being with her children and their wives, and especially her grandchildren. She always loved being a “Grandma”, and was looking forward to being a “Great-Grandma”. She loved traveling both in the US and throughout the world. Her other favorite pastimes were playing cards, knitting, reading, gardening, quilting and the computer. Her favorite was making photo books on her “Mac” about family memories and travel destinations.
Visitation for Nancy will be held on Monday, October 26, 2015 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m. at Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam and also prior to the Mass at church on Tuesday, beginning at 10:30 a.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Nancy will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2015 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Katharine Drexel Parish, 511 S. Spring St., Beaver Dam with Father Mike Erwin as Celebrant. Immediately following the Mass, a luncheon will be served at Mission Hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Nancy’s name may be directed to St. Katharine Drexel Parish, Wayland Academy, Dodge County YMCA, or The Southern Poverty Law Center.
Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services, 135 Keller Blvd., Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com