Craig Casper, 48 - April 11, 2007
Craig K. Casper, 48, of Lexington, died Wednesday, April 4, 2007, from a car/train accident near Lexington.
Services were held on Saturday, April 7, at Grace Lutheran Church of Lexington with the Rev. Megan Morrow officiating. Burial was at the Greenwood Cemetery at Lexington.
Casper was born on Feb. 12, 1959, at Lexington to Nicholas and Bonnie (Darnall) Casper. He grew up in Lexington, graduating from Lexington High School in 1977.
He was united in marriage to Theresa “Terri” Snyder on May 26, 1985, at Lexington.
Casper began working for Precision Bearing while in high school and worked there until 1988. He then worked several places including Big “A” Auto Parts, J&S Oil, which he and his wife later bought and called Casper Oil, Walmart, Orscheln Farm and Home, GPLS, which changed to ELM, and was presently working at Electric Fixture & Supply Company at the time of his death.
He enjoyed attending his sons’ activities and was a cubmaster for Pack No. 143 in Lexington. He fixed and worked on cars, even model cars, and worked at restoring his 1959 El Camino. He also enjoyed four-wheeling in the mountains, camping, playing cards and board games, playing catch with a football and shooting hoops with his boys as well as watching NASCAR racer Jeff Gordon, according to family members.
Casper was a member of Grace Lutheran Church.
He was preceded in death by: his grandparents; a father-in-law; six uncles and one aunt.
Survivors include: his wife, Terri Casper of Lexington; three sons—Curt, Eric and Blake, all at home in Lexington; his parents, Nick and Bonnie Casper of Lexington; a sister, Deb (Chuck) Jensen of Columbus; step-grandmother, Irene Darnall of Lexington; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Eilene Wehr-Rath and Hugh Rath of Kearney; brothers-in-law—Doug and Marian Wehr of Lexington and Dave and JoEllen Snyder of Loveland, CO; nine nieces and nephews, one great-niece and one grand-nephew; aunts, uncles and cousins.
Memorials are suggested to the family to be utilized as an education fund for his sons.