Carol was a summa cum laude graduate of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 1951, she married her hometown sweetheart Roald “Chick” Casperson, and they settled in Freeburg, IL. There she taught Home Economics at Freeburg High School. Together they raised their family while running their business J&C Rexall Drugs, where Carol managed the books.
Throughout her life, and into her nineties, Carol was an active member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, where she served many important roles. A talented musician, she filled in as church organist, she served on the church council, taught Sunday school, and led bible study. Carol was active in the Women’s Guild and was the founding member of the Prayer Shawl Ministry.
An avid gardener, a lover of books, expert seamstress, and world traveler, Carol had a cheery disposition and was a dear friend to many. She was a wonderful mother and a woman of keen intellect and contributed greatly to her children’s interest in education and subsequent success.
Carol’s deep love for God, devotion to her faith, family and friends are an important part of her legacy. Her memory will live on in our hearts forever.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 55 years, Roald E. “Chick” Casperson, whom she married June 23, 1951, at St. John’s United Church of Christ, New Athens, IL; her parents, Gustav F. and Leona, nee Hentze, Fries; her daughter-in-law, Donna Casperson; and brother-in-law, Dr. Jared Isom.
She is survived by her sister, Mary F. Isom; two sons, Dr. Gerald F. (Donna) Casperson of St. Louis, MO and Dr. William R. (Terry) Casperson of Clayton, MO; a daughter, Tina C. (Michael) Delia of Lincolnshire, England; grandchildren, Mallory (Brett Jones) Casperson, Andrew (Nadia) Casperson, Sarah (Kyle Strehlau) Casperson, Lucas (Jackie) Casperson, and Sophie Delia; great grandchildren, Emma Casperson, Tennyson Jones, and Chloé Strehlau; and many nieces and nephews.
The Casperson family would like to express their gratitude to Cedar Trails Senior Living for the positive, caring environment they provided for Carol, and for their outstanding service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 9:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2023, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL.
Funeral: A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, February 18, 2023, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL, with the Rev. Andrew Lovins officiating.
Burial will be held at St. Paul’s Cemetery, Freeburg, IL.