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Thomas James Caspar

March 6, 1944 — March 4, 2021

Thomas James Capsar, 76, of Grand Island died March 4, 2021 at CHI Health St. Francis.

Funeral services will be 2 pm Friday, March 12 at Resurrection Catholic Church with Fr. Joe Kadaprayil officiating. Burial with military honors will be in the Grand Island City Cemetery. A luncheon will be served following the burial at the Platt Duetsche. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm on March 11th at Apfel Funeral Home - Grand Island. Memorials are suggested to the Grand Island Northwest Booster Club.

He was born on March 6, 1944 in Kansas City, Kansas to Peter and Agnes (Hunter) Caspar. He grew up in Salina, KS and received his education at Salina High School before attending the University of Kansas where he played football. He entered the Army in May of 1968 and served during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged October 18, 1969.

He was united in marriage to Florence Bottorf on December 4, 1970 in Aurora, NE. After which the couple lived in Grand Island where he was employed by Roberts Dairy. He also enjoyed working at Centura Hills Golf Course and Enterprise Car Rentals.

He was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church. He enjoyed golfing, bowling, playing cards, watching his grandchildren play sports and sports on TV. He was a Kansas Jayhawk fan and enjoyed spending time with Murphy his Golden Retriever.

He is survived by his sons, Curtis (Connie Armes) Caspar of Grand Island and Brian (Kristin) Caspar of Grand Island; daughters, Michelle (Monte) McIntyre of Hastings, Gyna (JR) McFarland of Columbus and Monica (Kirk) Chamberlain of Sioux City; and his ten grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and wife Florence (Bottorn) Caspar.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.apfelfuneralhome.com

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Thursday, March 11, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Apfel Funeral Home - Grand Island

1123 West 2nd Street, Grand Island, NE 68801

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Service

Friday, March 12, 2021

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

Resurrection Catholic Church

4130 Cannon Road, Grand Island, NE 68803

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