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Valeria R. Kasper, 97, of Merrill, passed away on October 4, 2012 in Pine Crest Nursing Home as a result of a brief onslaught of bone cancer.
She was born August 16, 1915 in Chicago IL to the late John and Josephine (Schram) MacSwain. She married the late Theodore J. Kasper on August 28, 1940. He preceded her in death September 18, 1993.
Valeria had been a school teacher, mother and homemaker. Valeria was member of the Saint Francis Catholic Church, Wisconsin Regional Writers Club and Merrill Area Art Club.
Survivors include her sister Joan Bloechl, sister-in-law Geraldine Butkiewicz of Merrill and children: Alice of Madison, Clinton (Sharon) of Merrill, Tom (Ann Rulseh) of Madison, Mary (Bruce Schmidt) and Anna (Hudson) of Merrill, as well as her 7 beloved grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Merrill. The Rev. Fr. Mike McLain will officiate. Burial will take place at St. Francis Catholic Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 until 8PM, Monday and again from 9:30 to 10:30 AM, Tuesday, at the Waid Funeral Home, Merrill. There will be a Remembrance Service held 6:00 PM Monday at the funeral Home. Memorials may be given to the T.B. Scott Free Library Memorial Fund. A special thank you to the warm and caring staff of Pinecrest Nursing Home and Ministry Hospice. Online tributes may be made at www.waidfuneral.com .
Waid Funeral Home
301 Eagle Drive
Merrill, WI 54452
Published in the Wausau Daily Herald on Oct. 6, 2012