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James Clemens Kasperbauer

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James Clemens Kasperbauer

Collierville, TN

James Clemens Kasperbauer, 79, passed away peacefully on May 16, 2017 at the Baptist Reynolds Hospice House in Collierville, TN. Jim was born in Manning, Iowa, to John and Clara (Balk) Kasperbauer. In 1955, Jim enlisted in the United States Air Force and commissioned in 1962. Jim was a graduate of the University of Nebraska (B.B.A.,'65), Central Michigan (M.A,'73, M.A., '75), and Memphis State University (Ed.D, '83). Jim proudly served in the Air Force for 28 years and was the recipient of Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal, and many more. In 1968, as a C-141 Navigator, Jim flew more hours than any other crew member, and was presented with the Twenty-First Air Force High Flying Time Award, 1298 Hours. Jim launched a second career as a financial advisor with Waddell & Reed, retired in 2010, and remained active in many civic organizations. Jim is survived by his wife of 45 years, Marge; three daughters, Susan (Tom) Mascari, Jean (Mark) Roberts, and Jamie (Matt) Pledger; seven grandchildren, Tate, Lily and Drew Mascari, Grant and Maret Roberts, and Molly and Ben Pledger; two brothers, Larry (Carmen) Kasperbauer and Lonnie (Lou Kasperbauer), three sisters, Marian (Fred) Fitzsimmons, Patty Sheets, and Linda Johanson; four sister-in-laws, Isabel Kasperbauer, Norma Kasperbauer, Kathy Kasperbauer, and Jean Craig; and numerous nieces and nephews. Jim was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Mike Kasperbauer, Jerry Kasperbauer and Pat Kasperbauer. The family wishes to thank Baptist Reynolds Hospice House for Jim's care and their support of our family. The celebration of Jim's life will be held at 12p.m, Saturday, May 20, 2017 at Catholic Church of the Incarnation, in Collierville, with visitation at the church at 11:00am. Jim will be laid to rest with full military honors, at a future date, in Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, we ask that remembrances be sent to the , Baptist Reynolds Hospice House, or Catholic Church of the Incarnation.
Published in The Commercial Appeal on May 20, 2017
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