2018-08-09 / Obituaries

Irene Elizabeth Kasper

Funeral services for Irene Kasper, 78, of Giddings, Texas, were held on Sunday, August 5, 2018 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings with Rev. Robert Tiner officiating. Irene Elizabeth Kasper was born on August 16, 1939 in Winchester, Texas to William and Amanda (Reinhardt) Kasper. She was baptized on August 20, 1939 at St. Michaels Lutheran Church in Winchester by Pastor E. R. Rathgeber and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings, Texas by Pastor Robert Studtmann on April 11, 1954. Her confirmation memory verse was: ‘But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.’ II Timothy 3, 14 Her Confirmation song was ‘All hail the power of Jesus name’. She passed away on August 2, 2018 at the Austin Heart Hospital. Irene attended Immanuel Lutheran School and Giddings High School. She worked at Elkins Variety Store after school and Saturdays and in 1957 went to work at Pratho’s Department Store. She remained at Pratho’s working as clerk and bookkeeper until the store closed on October 30, 2007, having remained working there for over 50 years. For numerous years she also worked in and enjoyed the family business which consisted of licensed gift items along with many of her embroidered items that were primarily sold in Bastrop, Austin, & San Antonio. Irene had been a lifetime member of Immanuel Lutheran Church in Giddings, both singing in the choir and also enjoyed working Braille for a number of years, and also did volunteer work for the March of Dimes. Irene enjoyed embroidery, both by hand and later using her computerized embroidery machine. Her passion was working in the yard among her flowers and took pride in her Bougainvillea’s and Plumeria’s and spent as much time in her yard and greenhouse as she could. She was an avid rock hunter and especially enjoyed riding through the countryside always choosing the road less traveled as it was here that the scenery was less changed by mankind and still much the same as God had created it. She absolutely loved her Lhasa Apso’s having had several, Scooby Doo being her latest and they were inseparable. Irene was preceded in death by her parents William Kasper & Amanda (Reinhardt) Kasper. She is survived by a brother, Floyd Kasper of Giddings, and many cousins. Memorials may be given to the Immanuel Braille Center, 300 North Grimes Street, Giddings, Texas 78942 or the charity of one’s choice.

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