Richard Kaspar (1951 - 2018)

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Richard F. Kaspar Jr., 66, of Palmer, Alaska, passed away on July 21, 2018, at Mat-Su Regional Medical Center surrounded by his loving family. A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 1, 2018, at the American Legion Palmer Post 15, 1550 South Mystic Circle in Palmer.
Rick was born in New York to Richard and Virginia Kaspar on Nov. 9, 1951. He married Diana on Aug. 10, 1991, in Palmer.
He worked civil service Army before retiring as motor pool supervisor on Fort Richardson.
Rick served in the Army and was a veteran of the Vietnam War.
Rick had a love for the outdoors. He enjoyed lazy days at the cabin supervising the hunting crew. He loved spending time with his grandchildren and was a big supporter of the Palmer High School hockey team. Rick and Diana recently made Arizona a part of their next adventure. While there he loved nothing more than to hop into his golf cart to enjoy an apple fritter.
Rick is preceded in death by Richard Kaspar Sr.; Virginia Kaspar; Daryl McKenzie; and his beloved dog, Rocko. Rick is survived by his wife, Diana Kaspar; children, Virginia Minturn (Jake), Michelle Shults (Kelly), Duane Kaspar, David McKenzie (Connie), Duane McKenzie (Jennie), Robbie McKenzie (Felicia) and Dylan McKenzie (Kim); sisters, Melissa Cabo (Ben), Pam Bush, Karen Dewberry and Susan Kaspar; and 12 grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you donate blood to the Blood Bank of Alaska or the in honor of Rick.
The family of Rick would like to extend our sincere thanks to Doctors Penn and Brady; nurses and assistants, Roz, Hollie, Kimberly, Sharyn, Jennifer, Melanie, Lisa, Heather, Char and Sam.
Rick has been laid to rest with his mother and father at the Palmer Pioneer Cemetery.
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Kehl's Legacy Funeral Home
11621 Old Seward Highway
Anchorage, AK 99515
(907) 344-1497
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Published in Anchorage Daily News on Aug. 10, 2018
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