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Dorothy D. Casperson

August 4, 1921 - May 3, 2018
From: Spencer, IA
Dorothy D. Casperson

Dorothy D. Casperson

Born: August 4, 1921
Died: May 3, 2018
Age: 96

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     Dorothy Casperson was born August 4, 1921 in Ayrshire, Iowa to Austin and Nellie Chatfield. She received her education in the Ayrshire school system. Her younger years were spent in Terril, Iowa. At nearly 40 years old she returned to school and became a registered nurse. In 1969 she moved to Spencer where the majority of her nursing career was spent at Longhouse Residence in Spencer and the  Ruthven Care Center caring for the elderly which she enjoyed so much. Dorothy passed away May 3, 2018 at St Luke’s Nursing Home.

     Having five boys, Dorothy was an avid sports fan showing her presence at sporting events around Northwest Iowa for many years. Even as an empty nester she continued her physical activities including swimming at the YMCA well into her eighties. She remained an avid Hawkeye and Cyclone fan to the end.

     Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, three sisters, Helen Hively, Pearl Hughes, Thelma Juza,  two husbands, Harold Barrick and Harold Casperson and her son Bob Barrick.         

     Left to cherish her memory are four sons, Ron (Marilyn)Barrick, Dwayne (Linda) Barrick, Rich (Judy) Barrick all from Austin, Texas  and Jeff (Gwen) Casperson, Appleton, Wisconsin, a sister, Roselma Barglof of Spencer, 9 grandchildren, 13 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild; as well as numerous nieces and nephews, including the Juza family who was so close to Dorothy and did so much for her.  
     Dorothy’s family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses and staff at Riverview Terrace Assisted Living and St. Luke’s Nursing Home for the kind and compassionate care of mom over the past six years. Also, thank you to Alana and the other nurses at Hospice of Spencer Hospital for helping make her final days as comfortable as possible.

     In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorials to Hospice of Spencer Hospital, First English Lutheran Church or the Spencer YMCA.

Funeral services will take place 11:00 A.M., Monday, May 21, at the Warner Chapel in Spencer.
Pastor Paul Kaldahl

The Juza Family

Visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
"On Eagle's Wings"
Fairview Cemetery
Terrill, Iowa
At a later date.


Friday, May 18, 2018 at 9:38 AM
“So sorry to hear of Dorothy's passing, she was a great lady and one of my Mom's favorite people, she will be missed by all.”
- Terry and Mike Durst
Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 5:22 PM
“Dick and all your brothers and families; I was sorry to read that your mom had passed away. When I would see her, she always knew that she should know who I was, thought about it for awhile(didn’t want hints!) , then would make me tell her how we knew each other! She was so funny! No matter their age when we lose them, it’s so hard to lose the woman who did so much and loved us so dearly. Sending hugs. ❤️”
- Nira Felton Rusk
Tuesday, May 8, 2018 at 6:24 PM
“My deepest sympathy to all of Dorothy's family. She was a rare gem and I'm glad I got to spend some time with her. She was such an avid reader and had a great sense of humor and I will miss her dearly.”
- Rita Nuebel
Monday, May 7, 2018 at 2:02 PM
“Dear Ron, Randy and family,
My sincere sympathy for the passing of your mother/grandmother. Thinking of you all.”
- Julie (Culshaw) Ingvall
Monday, May 7, 2018 at 11:29 AM
“I will so miss Dorothy, her sense of humor, her adventures, her thoughts on our President, and her love for her family. Rest in peace, dear friend.”
- Joan Wimmer
Monday, May 7, 2018 at 9:07 AM
“The family of Doloras Harrington sends our sympathy. Dorothy and my mom were good friends and also worked together. When my mom was at the end of her life, we would call Dorothy and they would talk about old times. Thoughts and prayers will continue.”
- Mary Jo Cuttell
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:55 AM
“Sending my deepest sympathies love and prayers”
- Sue Higgins
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