Antoinette Kasper died May 13, 2001 in Phoenix Baptist Hospital. She was 95.

She was born Jan. 5, 1906, in Austria to Joseph and Josephine Svigel. They came to the United States when Antionette was a young child, and they lived in Kansas and in Rockvale. She married Eugene Kasper Dec. 29, 1927, in Canon City.

They moved to Oak Creek shortly after their marriage, and Antionette has lived there in the same house until she moved to Arizona two years ago to be near her daughter Marie.

Antoinette worked as a clerk for grocery stores in the Oak Creek area and also cleaned and was a cook. She was a member of St. Martin of Tours Church in Oak Creek, the Ladies Aid Society and Eastern Star.

She was active in the community, volunteering at the library and was elected judge. As her children were growing up, she also participated in PTA and supported them in their activities. She enjoyed skiing and playing softball.

She was probably best known for climbing out her window onto the porch to shovel the snow off of the porch roof.

She is survived by a daughter, Marie Anderson and husband Jim of Glendale, Ariz.; a son, George Kasper and wife Arlene of Cresent City, Calif.; six grandchildren, Kathleen, Michael, Rolf, Rhona, Paul and Antonia; nine great-grandchildren; a sister, Ann Farenzena of Denver and numerous nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her sisters, Mary, Frances and Josephine; two brothers, Joe and Rudy and her husband, Eugene.

A memorial service was at 12:30 p.m. May 20, 2001 at St. Martin Catholic Church. George Schroeder officiated.

A memorial donation is Antoinette's name can be made in care of Grant Mortuary to Boys Town.


Use the comment form below to begin a discussion about this content.

Requires free registration

Posting comments requires a free account and verification.