Nicholas "Nick" Casper, 88 of Lexington, Nebraska passed away on Friday, February 14, 2020 at Emerald Care in Columbus.
Nick was born October 10, 1931 in Josselyn, Nebraska to Esper & Mary (Shada) Casper. He graduated from Lexington High School in 1949. Later, he graduated from the Grand Island Law Enforcement Academy.
Nick served his country during the Korean Conflict. He was a Corporal in the Marines and was stationed in Japan. He was honorably discharged in 1954.
After coming back to Lexington, he was united in marriage to Bonnie Bee Darnall on September 16, 1954 in Lexington, and to this union two children were born; Debra & Craig.
They made their home in Lexington and Nick worked for the Union Pacific railroad. Then he went to work for Cornland Beef Packing Plant. And finally he was a jailor at the Dawson County Sheriff's Department before retiring.
Nick was a member of the V.F.W. and a lifetime member of the Eagles Club. He was also affiliated with the St. George Orthodox Church in Kearney, Nebraska.
Nick enjoyed playing cards with friends and his grandchildren.
Nick leaves to celebrate his life; his wife Bonnie; Daughter Deb (Chuck) Jensen of Columbus, grandchildren Alicia (Lee) Klein of Sioux Falls, South Dakota, Tim (Ali) Jensen of Papillion, Curt Casper of Houston, Texas, Eric Casper (Melissa Wiederholt, fiancée) of Cozad, Nebraska and Blake Casper of Omaha, Nebraska. Great-Grandchildren; Kory Klein, Casey Klein, Charlie Jensen and Josephine Jensen. And daughter-in-law Terri Casper of Lexington, Nebraska. He has 3 sisters: Virginia Meyer of Lexington, Nebraska, Bobbie (Harry) Brunk of Cheyenne, Wyoming, and Carol (Otto) Bihlmaier of Florida. He is also survived by many nieces, nephews, extended family and a host of friends.
Nick was preceded in death by his parents, son Craig, sisters, Georgia Hermann, Sophia Brown, and brothers George, Mose, Paul and Jack Casper.
Funeral Services will be on Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington with Pastor Anne Gahn, officiating at 10:30 am.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 from 5 - 7pm at Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington.
Burial with Military Honors will take place at Greenwood Cemetery in Lexington.
Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation.
Reynolds-Love Funeral Home in Lexington is honored to be assisting the family with arrangement. Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting: reynoldslovefuneralhome.com