Sunday, July 25, 2010

Roman 'Romie' C. Kasprovich

Surrounded by his loving family, Roman “Romie” C. Kasprovich, age 89, passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010, at his residence. Romie was born in Racine, December 21, 1920, son of the late Roman C. and Hattie (Nee: Sauer) Kasprovich.

During World War II he proudly served as Corporal in the United States Marine Corps in the Pacific Islands of Tarawa, Saipan, Tinian, Okinawa and Nagasaki where the second Atomic Bomb was dropped. He belonged to the Marine Corps League Agerholm-Gross Detachment Devil Dogs and was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 1391.

On April 28, 1951, at the Bethel Methodist Church in Racine he was united in marriage to Mildred “Millie” A. Zak who preceded him in death, September 20, 2005.

Romie was employed by Racine Industries for fifty-three years. He was founder and co-owner of Norden Woodwork Company of Racine. Romie was a member, served as Past Governor, and earned his Pilgrim Degree from the Moose Lodge #437. His pastimes included bowling, camping and treasured time spent with his family. He had a large heart and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Above all he was a loving husband, father, and grandfather who will be dearly missed.

Survivors include his sons and daughter-in-law, James (Brenda) Kasprovich, Thomas Kasprovich, all of Racine; his granddaughter, Allison; his step-grandchildren, Ben and Katie Taggart; sister-in-law, Mary Lou (Jack) Manali of Racine; nieces, nephews, other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to his parents and wife he was preceded in death by his son, Stephen Charles Kasprovich; sister, Virginia (Richard) Meyers; brothers, Herb (Elaine) Kasprovich, Lee Kasprovich; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Rose (Clarence) Christiansen and Alice (Frank) Habetler.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, July 29, 2010, at 11 a.m. at the funeral home with Chaplain Terry Peterson officiating. Interment with full military honors will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Wednesday at the funeral home from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. and Thursday at the funeral home from 10:30 a.m. until time of service at 11 a.m. Memorials to the Marine Corps League Honor Guard, the Racine Moose Lodge #437, or to Hospice Alliance have been suggested.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to the staff at Hospice Alliance for their loving and compassionate care.

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