Gary L. Casperson, 64, of Elk River

Gary L. Casperson, 64, of Elk River, died peacefully at home surrounded by his children on Sunday, June 12, 2011, following a four and a half year battle with cancer.
He was a 1965 graduate of Washburn High School, attended the University of Minnesota and graduated from Mankato State University. Gary was a manufacturer’s representative for Volco Company. He volunteered for Elk River youth baseball, was an avid Gopher fan and loved University of Minnesota sports. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, and home improvement projects.
A memorial service was held Thursday, June 16 at Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church in Minneapolis. Interment was at St. Andrew’s Parish Cemetery in Elk River.
Gary is survived by children, Stephanie (Tim) Ehlers and Paul; grandchildren, Lauren and Connor; and sister, Carol Casperson.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife, Joan.
Memorials preferred to the Virginia Piper Cancer Center, Heartland Hospice, or to the donor’s choice.

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