|Marion "Casper" W. Kasparie Sr. 77 of Knoxville, Illinois passed away at his home at 12:26 PM Tuesday, January 15, 2013.
He was born on March 25, 1935 in Rural Knox County, Illinois the son of Bert and Della May (Worley) Kasparie. He joined the United States Army on July 23, 1957 and was Honorably Discharged on July 14, 1959. He married Sarah Morris on November 10, 1983 in Knoxville, Illinois. She survives him of Knoxville, Illinois.
Also surviving are his children: John (Amanda) Johnson of Ottumwa, Iowa, Justin Johnson of Sublette, Illinois, Loretta (Harold) Hobbs of Halfway, Missouri, Marion (Ladon) Kasparie Jr., of Bolivar, Missouri, and Della May Kasparie of Wisconsin, 7 Grandchildren: Sonya (Shannon) Tabor of Peoria, Illinois, Cody (Sarah) Jenkins of Galesburg, Illinois, Yvonnie, Dallas, Haley, Alex, and Grayson, 7 Great Grandchildren: Mariah, Anthony, Hayden, Dusty, Dakota, Caleb, and Ely. He is also survived by his 3 sisters Naomi Jones of Dahinda, Illinois, Delores Gough of Knoxville, Illinois and Eva Agans of Galesburg, Illinois, 1 Brother Gus Kasparie of Nevada.
He is preceded in death by his Parents and 1 Brother Glenn Kasparie.
Marion was a member of the Knoxville American Legion and he enjoyed hunting and fishing, mushroom hunting, gardening, and spending time with his family.
A funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 11:00 AM at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville, Illinois. Rev. Milton Marquith will be officiating. Visitation will take place Friday, January 18, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at the Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home in Knoxville. Memorial donations may be left to the family. Online condolences and sympathy cards can be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com