1933-2012

Jean Kasperbauer, 79, of Carroll, died Tuesday, May 15, 2012, at St. Anthony Regional Hospital in Carroll.

Mass of the Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday at Holy Spirit Catholic Church in Carroll.   Celebrant will be Father Timothy Johnson.  Lectors will be a niece, Dorothy Dunphy and her husband Ron.  Gift bearers will be grandchildren Paige Kasperbauer, Elli Koster, Karlee Kasperbauer, Claire Kasperbauer and Xander Kasperbauer.  Mass servers will be Ben and Sarah Auen and Kyle Christensen.  Pianist will be Marcy Anderson, and soloist will be Marc Schapman.  Communion ministers will be Paula Kasperbauer, Florence Oswald and Howard Johnson.  Honorary casket bearers will be grandchildren T.J. Kasperbauer, Shaun Kasperbauer, Lynse Schmidt, Chelsey Mack, Sheldon Horsfall, Martin Horsfall, Shane Pudenz, Nicole Schapman, Adam Wuebker, Kendall Cleveland, Sarah Stevens, Nick Stevens, Beth Ortmann, Ryan Koster, Cory Koster, Colin Kasperbauer, Kendra Kasperbauer, Keaton Kasperbauer, Molly Kasperbauer, Michael Kasperbauer and Lilly Kasperbauer.  Casket bearers will be grandsons, Casey Kasperbauer, Brad Schmidt, Ryan Pudenz, Josh Pudenz, Robert Koster, Andy Stevens, Drew Kasperbauer, and Connor Kasperbauer.  Burial will be at Mount Olivet Cemetery in Carroll.

Friends may call at Holy Spirit Church after 3:30 p.m. Friday.  A rosary will be prayed at 5 p.m. Friday followed by a Christian wake service at 7 p.m. by Holy Spirit Parish.  Visitation will resume at 8:30 a.m. Saturday at Holy Spirit Church.

Funeral arrangements are under direction of Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll, and online condolences may be left for Jean’s family at www.sharpfuneral.com.

Jean was born May 8, 1933, at Elkhorn, Neb., a daughter of Everett and Anastacia (Tighe) Merryweather.  She spent her younger years in the Valley, Neb., community and graduated from Valley High School with the Class of 1950 and served as her class homecoming queen.  Following her formal education she was employed by Mutual of Omaha in Omaha, Neb.  Jean and Andrew Kasperbauer were married on July 11, 1953, at St. Patrick Church in Elkhorn.  Following their marriage the couple farmed south of Carroll and moved to Carroll in 1963.  Jean was a homemaker, and when their children were older she was employed for 30 years by Dave O’Leary and his family in the investment business.  Jean enjoyed her family especially her grandchildren, playing cards, cooking, entertaining her family and friends, all sports especially Nebraska Cornhusker football, and her favorite day of the year was St. Patrick’s Day.  She was a member of Holy Spirit Parish and the Parish Ladies Guild.

Jean is survived by her children, Terry (Lois) Kasperbauer of Carroll, Maureen (Jim) Schmidt of Ames, Cherie (Joe) Horsfall of Oklahoma City, Okla., Lori (Lee) Wuebker of Sergeant Bluff, Pat Stevens of Ankeny, Cathy (Phil) Koster of Ankeny, Tom (Paula) Kasperbauer of Carroll, Tim (Lori) Kasperbauer of Sioux City, Todd (Nancy) Kasperbauer of Ankeny, and Troy (Stacey) Kasperbauer of Carroll;  34 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Rosemary Hamick of Salt Lake City, Utah; a brother, Jack (Pauline) Merryweather of Omaha, Neb.; a brother-in-law, Al Krhounek of Lincoln, Neb.; and sisters-in-law, Rose Sondgeroth of Carroll, Betty Bluml of Carroll, and Inez Kasperbauer of Carroll.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Andy Kasperbauer, in January 2002; two sons-in-law, Kevin Pudenz and Dan Stevens; two brothers, Francis and Tom Merryweather; and one sister, Ann Krhounek.