Ervin Joseph Kasper, 92, of Wausau, passed away peacefully at his home with his loving wife by his side.
Erv was born July 23, 1926 in Wausau to the late Joseph and Florence (Waytasik) Kasper. Ervin attended and left Wausau High School at 16 to join the war effort. He returned to Wausau and obtained his GED at North Central Technical School. He served 13 years in the US Navy between 1944 and 1958, serving in WWII and Korea. He later joined the 32nd Infantry Brigade, (Red Arrow) and served an additional 7 years. After his service, he was employed with the US Postal service, after which he opened his own tavern. In recent years, Erv loved to garden, watching cowboy movies, the Packers, Brewers, and Badgers, Bingo, and his family.
Ervin’s famous words to live by were "Never say goodbye without I love you". And he did follow the rule.
Erv is survived by his wife of 66 years, Beverly; daughter Barbara (Horst) Kretzer; granddaughters Karen (John) Schneck and Olivia Roeske-Kretzer; great-grandchildren Kendall Roeske, Emily Schneck, and Hans Schneck; great-great granddaughter Evalinn Roeske; and sister Lorraine Golla. He is preceded in death by his parents; son Scott Kasper; brother Gilbert Sedor; and sisters Irene Cascio and Mary Ryan.
A memorial service will be held Friday, August 17, 2018 at 11:00 am at Brainard Funeral Home, 522 Adams Street, Wausau with a visitation from 10:00 am until the time of service. Rev. William Grevatch will officiate. Private burial at Restlawn Memorial Park will take place later.
The family would like to thank their friends and family during this time.