John C. Kasberger 1920 - 2008
Graveside services for John C. Kasberger, 87, will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 11, 2008 at Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Eudora, Kansas. Military graveside services will be conducted by Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion.
He died September 7, 2008, at home in Lawrence after an extended battle with cancer.
He was born October 25, 1920 in Eudora, the son of John M. & Emma Madl Kasberger.
Mr. Kasberger was a first sergeant and served in the U.S. Army during WW II as a member of Company M 164th Infantry, with service in the North Solomons and Southern Philippines Campaigns from 1939-1945, including Australia, New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, Figi Islands and Bougannville. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his meritorious service.
He was employed at the Lawrence Fire Department for over 33 years, retiring as fire chief in 1978. He then worked part-time at the Emergency Preparedness of Douglas County for several years.
Mr. Kasberger was a member of the Alford Clarke Post VFW Post No. 852 and Dorsey-Liberty Post No. 14 of the American Legion. He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence. He was inducted into the Kansas Trapshooters Hall of Fame.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Nadine McKinney Kasberger. He married Nancy Sampson on August 10, 1984. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Merrill Romig, and husband, Ray, Baldwin City; one grandson, John Petersen, Hawaii and several nephews. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Mildred Kirk and Alice Zillner and a brother, Albert Kasberger.
A parish rosary for family and friends was held Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence.
Memorial contributions may be made in his name to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care and sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent to www.warrenmcelwainm.com; Subject: Kasberger.
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