John C. Kasberger 1920 - 2008 Lawrence
Graveside services for John C. Kasberger, 87, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday in Holy Family Catholic Cemetery in Eudora. Military honors will be conducted by American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post 14.
Mr. Kasberger died Sunday, Sept. 7, 2008, at his home after a long battle with cancer.
He was born Oct. 25, 1920, in Eudora, the son of John M. and Emma Madl Kasberger.
Mr. Kasberger was a first sergeant and served in the U.S. Army during World War II as a member of Company M 164th Infantry. He served in the North Solomons and Southern Philippines campaigns from 1939 to 1945, including Australia, New Caledonia, Guadalcanal, Fiji Islands and Bougainville. He received the Bronze Star.
He worked for the Lawrence Fire Department for more than 33 years from 1945 to 1978 and retired as fire chief in 1978. He then worked part-time at Emergency Preparedness of Douglas County for many years.
Mr. Kasberger was a member of Veterans of Foreign Wars Alford-Clarke Post 852 and American Legion Dorsey-Liberty Post 14. He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Lawrence. He was inducted into the Kansas Trapshooters Hall of Fame.
He married Nadine McKinney. She preceded him in death. He married Nancy Sampson on Aug. 10, 1984. She survives, of the home.
Other survivors include a daughter, Merrill Romig and husband Ray, Baldwin City; a grandson, John Petersen, Hawaii; and several nephews.
He was preceded in death by two sisters, Mildred Kirk and Alice Zillner, and a brother, Albert Kasberger.
A parish rosary for family and friends will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Warren-McElwain Mortuary in Lawrence, where the family will receive friends after the rosary until 8:30 p.m. Wednesday.
The family suggests memorials to Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care, sent in care of the mortuary.
Online condolences may be sent at www.warrenmcelwain.com, subject: Kasberger.