Gary A. Kasper

Died: July 23, 2017
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Obituary

Garden Prairie, IL

Gary A. Kasper, 57, of Garden Prairie, went home to be with the Lord on Sunday, July 23,2017. He was born on July 24, 1959, in Belvidere, the son of Carol (Haffenden) Smith and Gordon A. Kasper. Gary graduated from North Boone High School in 1977.  On September 21,1985 Gary married the love of his life Shari Larson in Belvidere, IL. Gary was the owner and president of Kasper Trucking and previously worked at Camcar. He loved everything to do with sports, he enjoyed fishing, cars and his Golden Retrievers. Gary loved his family and was a member of Life Church in Roscoe.

 

Gary is loved and missed by his wife, Shari; children, Jacob (Brooke Kurth) Kasper, Joshua (Jessica Hardy) Kasper; mother, Carol (Ken) Smith; sister, Cynthia Kasper; brothers, Gordy (Aimee) Kasper, Ed Kasper; father-in-law, John (Margaret Schultz) Larson as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his father, Gordon A. Kasper and mother-in-law, Ginger Larson.

A special thank you to Pastor Beverly Tucker.

 

A celebration of life will be held Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm in Life Church 5910 Elevator Rd, Roscoe, IL 61073, with Pastor Scott Gipson and Pastor Evelyn Gipson officiating. A visitation will be held from 3:00 pm till 5:45 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Life Church. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date. To light a candle or share a condolence, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Time: 3:00 pm - 5:45 pm

A visitation will be held from 3:00 pm till 5:45 pm Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Life Church,  5910 Elevator Rd, Roscoe, IL 61073


Service Information

Date: Thursday, July 27, 2017

Time: 6:00 pm -

A celebration of life will be held Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 6:00 pm in Life Church 5910 Elevator Rd, Roscoe, IL 61073, with Pastor Scott Gipson and Pastor Evelyn Gipson officiating.


Memorial Information

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for a memorial to be established at a later date.


 

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Griselle House posted on 8/2/17

Shari: We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time. Love, The House Family

 

Cindy Tompkins posted on 7/27/17

My thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Cindy Tompkins

 

Kirk Carroll posted on 7/27/17

Shari, Jake and Josh I have been thinking of Gary all week since I got the news. We had some good times from childhood to adults. Love Kirk

 

Jeff Kallenbach posted on 7/27/17

This comes as a REAL shock to me!!! Gary was one of the friendliest people I've EVER known, always with that trademark SMILE of his, and a GOOD firm handshake!!! He was good to me as an employer, and always had time to discuss whatever needed to be!!! Sad to think that I won't see him till I am rewarded as HE has been, and I shall look forward to His smile and a handshake!!! May God Bless the Kasper family!!!!!

 

Rita and Rollie Peters posted on 7/26/17

Dearest Jake and family, We are so terribly sorry to learn of your dad's passing. Rollie and I both have such fond and fun memories of him growing up. We are praying for Comfort and Peace for all of you at this most difficult time. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers,

 

colette baker posted on 7/26/17

So sad I saw Gray everyday on his way to work he stopped in for whatever at stop and go in . long time ago prayers to all he leaves behind he was a very up lifting person!

 

Karen Bach posted on 7/26/17

To all the family, I remember Gary from high school and am so sorry to hear of his death. Prayers for all of you, and may God's peace be with you. Karen (Edwards) Bach, NBHS class of 1975

 

Ann Taylor posted on 7/26/17

May Gary's love & memories give you comfort in the difficult days ahead. I will miss him and feel blessed to have known him. Such a great guy with a quick smile and a personality plus. He loved to talk about his family & his goldens. Rest in Peace Gary.

 

Jim & Tammy Conkling posted on 7/26/17

So sorry to hear this. Jim and I send our deepest condolences. We were shocked to hear of this sad news. Prayers for the family.

 

Mary Villagomez posted on 7/25/17

Sherry I am so sorry. If you ever need me just let me know. You are a very special person and I love you.

 

Karli Weber posted on 7/25/17

God bless your precious family as you grieve the loss of such a loving husband and father~ We will be praying for you ALL as you walk through this time. Someday you'll all meet again in a beautiful heaven that God has prepared for those who love Him❤️

 

Dave Eklund posted on 7/25/17

So very saddened to hear of Gary's passing. Lots of great memories with "Ghost" back in the Kasper Trucking softball days. Sending thoughts and prayers from Arizona to all his friends and family.

 

Kerry Nyen posted on 7/25/17

I am so sorry to hear about Gary. We had many laughs together in school. God Bless

 

Barb Hyser Raczkowski posted on 7/25/17

Shari, I am so sorry for your loss.

 

Kathy Hobbs posted on 7/25/17

Another Angel got his wings

 

Jeannine (Curran) posted on 7/25/17

I'm so sorry to hear about your dad Jake. Thinking about you and your family and sending hugs.

 

Kirk & Patty Schwebke posted on 7/25/17

Shari and family, our thoughts and prayers turn to you. We are so sorry for your loss of Gary. May your memories give you comfort now and always.

 

Judy Spitson posted on 7/25/17

Shari, My thoughts and prayers are with you always. I felt something in my spirit last night and did not know what it was, now I do and I just cried for you and your family this morning. The Lord will be with you always, just keep walking with him. He will take you by the hand and make you strong and able to handle anything the world will throw your way. Use your boys and family for comfort to help you through the tough times. I would like to tell you that things get better, but they do not. You just learn to live with it with the Lords love and blessings. I am here for you any time day or night. Love Ya, Judy Spitson

 

Randy and Sue Vermett posted on 7/25/17

There are no words to express how sad we are for all of you. God bless and keep you close.

 

Merry Shane posted on 7/25/17

I went to school with Gary. He was in my class. So very sorry to hear about his passing away. My condolences to the family. You are in my prayers.

 

Lori keegan posted on 7/25/17

So sorry to hear this sad news . Our families were very close back in the day when Gordy and my dad drove truck together and they and their wives our mons would bowl with so many other couples . God bless his family , keep this in your mind he is not gone he is just away.. Lori Bridgman Keegan

 

Juleen Watson posted on 7/25/17

So sorry to hear this . Prayers are with his family.

 

Elaine Treu posted on 7/25/17

Shari, I am so sorry to hear of Gary's passing. My thoughts and prayers for you and your family. May the Lord's loving arms surround you. Praying the assurance of God's timeless love will surround you and comfort your heart.

 

Kathy and Steve Steinke posted on 7/25/17

Special thoughts and prayers to the Kasper family. A special hug for Shari from Kathy and me. Condolences sent your way from here in Arizona.

 

Karen Adler posted on 7/25/17

Our deepest sympathy to Gary's family and friends - we send love and prayers your way. Love you Cynthia and Aidan! Sincerely Karen David Danielle jeremy and Elijah Marder

 

David A. Davis posted on 7/25/17

To the family I give my deepest sympathy. I am shocked by reading this. I knew Gary through his father and Green Giant as my dad Ward knew Gordy well. Gary was about 4 or 5 when I first met him. So sorry.

 

Cathy (Nordman) & Dan Flynn posted on 7/25/17

My heart breaks for all. Had some great laughs with Gary in high school English class, and many more after high school. He will be missed. Prayers for all.

 

Don & Audrey Kaalaas posted on 7/25/17

Sorry to hear of Gary's passing..our sympathy to the family. Also dear old friend Carol , my prayers are with you and hope you find comfort in the days ahead...love ya

 

Bob Cunningham posted on 7/25/17

So sad to hear. Praying for family and friends. We had fun during our Camcar days and after. I hope I am not out of line when I say that I always knew him as Ghost. Cheerio friend.

 

Carole Kenney posted on 7/25/17

So very sad to hear about the passing of Gary. May faith, hope, and love surround you all during this difficult time. Carole Morgensen Kenney

 

Matthew Manes posted on 7/25/17

I didn't know Gary as much as I had liked to, but I remember that he was kind and I enjoyed being around him. Although my time with him was not long, I enjoyed his presence and he always seemed in good spirits. Wel'll miss you Uncle Gary, thanks for being great.

 

Kurt and Betsy Gamlin posted on 7/25/17

To the Kasper family, Kurt and I send our thoughts, prayers, and comfort to you now and as you grieve the loss of Gary.

 

Helen Esmond posted on 7/25/17

Carol...I can't even begin to find the words right now..loosing a Child is never supposed to happen...I am soo sorry and want to extend my sympathy and Prayers.

 

Heather Perrett Bickford posted on 7/25/17

Prayers🙏🏻

 

Kathy and Jim Anderson posted on 7/25/17

Shar, Jake , Josh and family I will miss Gary so much! His humor, kindness to me and my sister Linda, and love for you all and his sweet puppies! I'm praying God walks you thru this very sad time. May you feel HIS presence and love every moment!! I love you all!!

 

Leslie Melton posted on 7/25/17

My dear friend, no words can express my deepest sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. If you need anything please let me know. You and the boys are in my prayers. Love you

 

Lana Cristallo posted on 7/25/17

My heart goes out to the family. I knew Gary when I was younger. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Gitzi Smith

 

Lili Floyd posted on 7/25/17

i am so saddened by this news. Gary was a good friend all the way back to kindergarten. I was looking forward to seeing him again at the reunion. Gary & I were neighbors when we were in kindergarten and during harvest time when my mom & dad were both in the field, I would have to go over to his house till they could get me. I remember his mom would always make us tomato soup & grilled cheese sandwiches. I still love that combination today & always think about being at Gary's house when I eat that. He will be sorely missed. My thoughts are with the family. Lili Floyd (wire)

 

Brad Webb posted on 7/25/17

I am deeply sorry for your loss. I'll never forget Gary's trademark grin and that sparkle in his eyes. My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.

 

Judi and Bill Flodin and family posted on 7/25/17

Surprised and saddened by this news. You are all in our thoughts.

 

Fred and Peggy Reynolds posted on 7/24/17

So very sorry for your loss. Gary had the best smile. Will be praying for all of you.❤️

 

Jule Popanz posted on 7/24/17

To the entire Kasper family, I am so sorry for your loss. Gary's smile and laughter was such a part of his personality his entire life and I will always remember it. My prayers are with all of you. With deepest sympathy, Jule Popanz

 

Caroline Kelly Wright posted on 7/24/17

Carol, On behalf of the Haffenden, Kelly, Johnson, and Ernesti Families we send our love and prayers for the loss of your son, Gary. ~Caroline Kelly Wright

 

Duane Anderson posted on 7/24/17

Very sorry for your loss. Prayers for the Kasper family.

 

Marcell patmythes posted on 7/24/17

Im very very sorry for your loss, my thoughts n prayers are with you. Love you Marcell

 

william c konsdorf posted on 7/24/17

i, am so sorry! used to run around and work with gary!

 

Nadine Ferguson posted on 7/24/17

Shari and family so sorry for your loss. Gary was a wonderful person. Praying for your family. Nadine and Nancy Ferguson

 

Paula Deppe posted on 7/24/17

Shari and boys you are in our thoughts and prayers. The Lord will guide you and surround you with love. Thinking of you all and sending much love. Greg and Paula Deppe

 

Johnny Stenerson posted on 7/24/17

Gary was a great man,he will be missed by many R.I.P.

 

Amy Turner Miller posted on 7/24/17

I will always remember Gary's great smile and quick with a joke! My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

 

Sue Voiles posted on 7/24/17

Gary was a very nice man. He was always very involved in the Basketball that Bryant was involved in with Jake. My 💓 heart goes out to Shari and the boys. Sue Voiles

 

Roma Donaghy posted on 7/24/17

I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Roma

 

Gerri and Jeff Gerlach posted on 7/24/17

So sorry for your loss Carol. We are praying and thinking about you.

 

Tom and Kari Hyser posted on 7/24/17

Our hearts and prayers go out to you shari, Jacob and Josh. We pray the Lord wraps you tightly in his arms bringing you peace during this most difficult time. Love you❤

 

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