Magdalen B. “Mag” Kasper, 89, of Morse, died peacefully with her family at her side on Friday, March 14, 2014, at Solon Nursing Care Center.
Visitation was Tuesday at Lensing Funeral & Cremation Service in Iowa City. Mass of Christian Burial was Wednesday, March 19, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Solon, with Father James Vrba officiating.
Burial followed at St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Iowa City.
Memorials may be directed to The Morse Community Club, St. Mary Church in Solon or The Mercy Foundation– The Legacy Award for Outstanding Nursing Care.
Mag was born Feb. 1, 1925, in Iowa City, the daughter of Frank and Bessie (Greazel) Lenoch.
Growing up in Iowa City, she graduated from St. Mary’s High School. Mag later received her registered nurse degree from Mercy School of Nursing in Iowa City in 1946. On Feb. 12, 1947, she married W. John Kasper at St. Wenceslaus Church in Iowa City.
Mag was a nurse at Mercy Hospital, provided nursing care for Iowa City physicians, as well as private home health care. She was a precinct worker for many years in Johnson County elections. Mag actively served others in her many pursuits– the farm, her garden, her family and her church. Mag and John always enjoyed their trips to the northwoods and had wintered in Port Aransas, Texas, for several years. Her family lovingly remembers her as the “Energizer Bunny.” She made the greatest pancakes but overcooked the steaks.
Mag is survived by her children, Linda Johnson (Dwayne “Jay”) of Iowa City, Barbara Kruzic of Nevada, Patricia Spevacek (Gary) of Iowa City and Ed Kasper (Lisa) of Roland; 11 grandchildren, Amanda, Cole, Jason, Jacob, Rachel, Amy, Tamara, Travis, Brian, Mike and Katie; 11 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews; her sister Rita Krall of Iowa City, brother John (Sophia) Lenoch of Iowa City; sisters-in-law Pat Lenoch of Iowa City and Kathryne Lenoch of Madison, Wis.
Her parents, her husband John, brothers Rev. Francis Lenoch, Leo Lenoch and Peter Lenoch; a nephew, Steve Lenoch, and a niece, Ann Lenoch, died before her.
Thoughts may be shared with the family at www.lensingfuneral.com