Dorothy S Kasper

July 27, 1932 ~ December 3, 2023 (age 91) 91 Years Old

Dorothy Kasper Obituary

Dorothy S. Kasper, age 91, longtime resident of Downers Grove and Chicago, passed away Sunday, December 3, 2023 at her home surrounded by her loving family. She was born July 27, 1932 in Chicago, IL to Walter and Ann(Wojtonik) Czelusniak. 

Dorothy attended Kelly High school in Chicago. She married Roman J Kasper on November 5, 1955.

She is survived by her six children: Geri-Lynn (William) Turner of Houston, TX, Kathleen Kasper of Keller, TX, Anita (Ron) Martin of Tucson, AZ, Michele (David Merrill) Kasper of Palo Alto, CA, Russell (Darnell) Kasper of Lemont, IL and Janet (James) Rodi of Downers Grove, IL.  And her eleven grandchildren: Russell and Richard Fromm, Cory(Jenna) and Marissa Martin, John, Nicholas and Jolaine Merrill, Kate and Gregory Kasper and Logan and Rachel Rodi.

She was preceded in death by her parents: husband Roman, sisters Mary Ann(Alvin) Wisniewski and Gertrude (Jerry) Miller. Nieces Annette Wisniewski and Anne Marie Miller. Grandson Robert Fromm III. 

Dorothy started her career as a secretary before dedicating her life to raising her six children. She loved being a mother and grandmother and was known to open her generous heart to others who may find themselves without family nearby.  Service was a big part of who she was and she spent many years volunteering for Meals on Wheels and Granny’s Closet, a resale shop at Fairview Baptist Home in Downers Grove.  Dorothy eventually found herself working for her son, Russell at Aspen Auto Body, managing the office and striking up conversations with the customers and putting them at ease.  She was a fixture there for the past 20+ years and her Aspen Auto Body family will miss her dearly. 

Dorothy was an amazing cook and loved nothing better than hosting large holiday dinners, where she would cook traditional Polish food from scratch. She had a natural green thumb and loved growing vegetables in her garden. Later in her life she took up investing and following the stock market. Dorothy enjoyed sharing her vast knowledge and would gladly give advice, whether you asked for it or not. She never turned down an opportunity to talk politics to anyone interested in her opinions. 

She lived a good life and touched so many people’s lives with her kindness, humor and generous spirit. 

A visitation will be held on Saturday, December 16, 2023 from 3-7pm at Adolf & Powell Funeral Home, 7000 S. Madison St. Willowbrook, IL 60527.  

A service will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2023 at 11:30am at Adolf & Powell Funeral Home 7000 S. Madison St. Willowbrook, IL 60527

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to St. Anthony’s Guild or St. Joseph’s Indian School.

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December 16, 2023

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
7000 S. Madison St. Willowbrook, IL 60527
7000 S Madison St.
Willowbrook, Illinois 60527

Funeral Service
December 17, 2023

11:30 AM
7000 S. Madison St. Willowbrook, IL 60527
7000 S Madison St.
Willowbrook, Illinois 60527


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