Casper A. Hildahl

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Casper Hildahl, 74, of New Hampton, died January 14, 2014 at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton. Per his wishes, there will be no visitation or funeral service. Burial will be at a later date at Saude Lutheran Cemetery in rural Lawler. Casper Arthur Hildahl was born August 19, 1939, at rural Elma, IA, the son of Alfred and Cora (Johnson) Hildahl. He was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Saude. He attended country school in Howard County. Casper enlisted in the US Army and served in Korea. On July 28, 1967, Casper married Shirley Haugsted. They had three sons and divorced in 1988. Casper was employed by B&P Silo and the Schley Cheese Co. He enjoyed playing euchre, gardening, dismantling appliances for scrap metal, and crafts. Casper is survived by three sons Donnie of Charles City, Ronnie (Dan Tokach) of Mandan, ND, and Shawn of Charles City; ten grandchildren; two great grandchildren; brothers Stanley (Gail) of Hemut, CA, Arlo (LaVonne) of Marshalltown, and Alton (Annie) of Spring Lake, NC; sisters Rose Marie (Richard) Feenstra of Cresco and Janice (Joel) Salazar of Cleburne, TX. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother and sister-in-law, Joseph and Janis.

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  1. Dear Ronnie and family, my deepest sympathy to you and all who loved your father and cherished his friendship. May the peace of God who is able to surpass all our cares and worries, grant each of you peace in your heart and many memories to sustain each of you in your time of grief and sorrow. The Hildahl family (as well as the good people of New Hampton, IA) holds a special place in my heart that I will always cherish. May God’s gracious love and peace be with you today and always. In Christan love, (Rev.) Carol Christianson

  2. Don, Ron and Shawn, so sorry for your loss of Casper. My thoughts and prayers are with you all in this time.
    Sharon Dreckman-Zeien

  3. Dear Donnie,Ronnie,Shawn,we are sorry about loss dad.
    I enjoyed your dad at the nursing home .i enjoyed visits when come to work.
    He enjoyed playing cards. Brenda Parks

  4. I didn’t know Casper Hildahl, but I do know that he made a major contribution to my life by siring one of the finest young men I’ve ever known. God bless and comfort you, Ronnie.

  5. Our thoughts and prayers are with you Ronnie at this most difficult time. God bless you and your family and know that he will always be in your heart!
    Jack and Nancy Anderson

  6. Ronnie – You and your family have our sympathy on the loss of your dad. Hold on to your good memories! Jack & Verna

  7. To the many Hildahl family members. You have our sympathy in the loss of Casper. He was an old neighbor and friend and always good to meet and visit with. We will miss him in our visits to the Linn Haven Care Center. Jay and Eileen Roberson

  8. I worked with Casper for many years. He was always very dependable and honest as the day is long. We shared many good memories. His family has our sympathy. His carrot pies were awesome.
    Jerry and Mary Lou Poncelet

  9. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. Jesus promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again at John 5:28,29 which talks about the resurrection hope. What a wonderful hope that will be! May this bible thought bring you comfort at this difficult time

  10. Ron and family,
    Sending thoughts and prayers your way as you cope with the loss of your dad. May your grief be easier knowing he’s walking with the angels. Many blessings to you! Tammy (Markle) Benda

  11. To the Hildahl family, I didn’t know Casper personally but I used to work at the gas station in AV and remember him coming in for a pop and candy bar, very nice man, You all have my prayers and sympathy during this difficult time in the loss of your loved one. Carrie Zweibohmer

  12. My sympathy to the Hildahl family. He was a nice man and i enjoyed his smile! He will be greatly missed! Lindsey Heying

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