Betty J. Casper, 77, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at WillowPark Place in New Holstein where she had been a resident for the past two years.
She was born Aug. 26, 1942 in the town of St. Peter, daughter of the late Lyle Pitzen and Esther (Kraus) Pitzen Halbach. Betty was a graduate of New Holstein High School with the class of 1960. On Sept. 16, 1961 she married the late Kenneth J. Casper at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in New Holstein. She was employed at Evans in Kiel for many years until her retirement. Betty enjoyed her many card clubs with friends, bunko, Home & Community Education club, and volunteer work at S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Spending time with her grandchildren was her pride and joy.
Survivors include four sons, David Casper of Kiel, Kevin (Debbie) Casper of Kiel, Cary (Patti) Casper of Kiel, and John (Sherri) Casper of Sun Prairie; and four grandchildren, Lauren, Olivia, Morgan, and Trent Casper. Betty is further survived by her brothers and sisters, Mary Schnell of Kiel, Lyle (Sue) Pitzen of Kiel, Chris (Tom) Diedrich of Kiel, and Gary Pitzen of Elkhart Lake; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Donna Casper of Kiel, Kathy Casper of Kiel, Paul Meyer of Brillion, Judy Peter of Elkhart Lake, Rachael Becker of New Holstein, Jane (Ronald) Binversie of Cleveland, Tom Casper (Ryan Cousins) of Australia, Mary (Dennis) Dedering of Kiel, Paul (Sue) Casper of Kiel, and Ann (Greg) Behr of New Holstein; many nieces and nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Preceding her in death were her husband, Kenneth J. Casper; her parents, Lyle and Esther Pitzen; grandson Trevor J. Casper; brother Mark Pitzen; brothers-in-law Robert Schnell, Dennis Peter, Gary Becker, Donald Casper, Wayne Casper, and Joseph Casper; sister-in-law Kathryn Meyer; father-in-law and mother-in-law Sylvester and Ruth Casper; and stepfather Melvin Halbach Sr.
Because of COVID-19 restrictions along with consideration of Betty’s family and relatives, a private funeral Mass and burial took place at the S.S. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and Cemetery on Saturday, June 27.
In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established in her name.
Betty’s family would like to express their sincere appreciation to Willow Park Place Assisted Living, Ascension Calumet Hospital, and hospice staff for the care and support given to her and her family.
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a very rare neurodegenerative disorder and has no cure. Mom, without complaint, battled this disease for eight-plus years. Her faith, strength, and determination is inspirational to us all.