Donald E. Caspersen

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Donald E. Caspersen, age 80, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Sunday, October 2, 2022 at his home surrounded by his family. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 Am on Thursday, October 6, 2022 at Holy Family Parish in New Hampton with Father Jim Goerend celebrating. Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in New Hampton. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Wednesday, October 5, 2022 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass on Thursday. Online condolences may be left at In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to St. Croix Hospice. Donald “Don” was born June 11, 1942, the son of Emil and Ellen (Paulus) Caspersen in Rockford, IA. As a child, the Caspersen family made their home in rural New Hampton where Don attended school at the Little Brick School House before graduating from New Hampton High School. After completing his education, Don enlisted in the Army National Guard where he proudly served his country until his honorable discharge in 1969. He also began his 20 year career with Oliver White in Charles City, IA. On September 9, 1967, Don was united in marriage to Sharon Schmitz at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Hampton. The couple welcomed their two children, Paul and Nancy. Side by side, Don and Sharon farmed until 2012, but remained on the farm. In his later years, Don worked for Phillip’s Modern Ag until his retirement. Don enjoyed fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and was an antique tractor enthusiast. Those left to cherish Don’s memories are his wife, Sharon of New Hampton; his children, Paul (Dana) Caspersen of Gainesville, FL and Nancy (Cody) Moorman of New Hampton; his grandchildren, Gabe, Logan, Tucker, Garner and Wyatt; his sister, Mareatta Utley of New Hampton and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Irvin.

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  1. Many great memories of Don – I’m so sorry for your loss. I know there are a lot of great family & friends welcoming him “home”. ❤️ – Kate & family

  2. My uncle Donnie and I spent a lot of time together when I was young. I would spend summers on the farm and he would be put in charge of my work duties and safety. He taught me how to box and drive a straight stick. When I got my drivers license he let me drive his 63 Chevy, a car I fell in love with. Every year during pheasant season Grandpa, Dad, Donnie and I would go hunting. We were more like brothers than uncle and nephew. Now he is with my grandparents, Dad, and younger brother Rick. The Caspersen gang. The memories I have will have to suffice until the time heaven welcomes another one for the gang. Miss you but safe in the knowledge that it’s temporary and soon enough we’ll be together again.
    Your nephew Gary

  3. Oh no! So sorry to hear this….what a special guy, great neighbor, great FSA County Committee member, and just fun to visit with….sympathy to you Sharon, Paul, Nancy….

  4. Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss… Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  5. There are no words that would adequately reflect our sorrow for the passing of my uncle Donnie. He was truly one of the best and we will miss him.

  6. Thoughts and prayers Nancy and your family so sorry to hear of your loss. Hugs ❤️🙏❤️

  7. I am sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers as you navigate through this difficult time. I pray the incredible memories you have will provide peace and comfort and fill the empty space in your heart.

  8. Our deepest sympathy to Sharon, Paul, Nancy, and their families. Don was a very caring person who took a lot of pride in his family. He attended many sporting events to watch his family play. I remember Don and Irvin coming over to visit with Dad. They would tell stories and laugh. May all the memories you share bring you comfort.

  9. Our deepest sympathy to the family. Don was such a nice guy…cherish your special memories of him and he’ll always be in your heart.

  10. Sharon & Family
    May you all take comfort from Jesus Christ the great comforter in times of grief.
    The Love of Jesus can provide peace in one’s heart. Sending condolences from My Family

  11. Sharon and family: You have my deepest
    sympathy in the passing of Don. He always
    had a smile and a greeting that was pleasant. God Bless him.

  12. Sharon and family. Sending our condolences and prayers to Don’s family. Where ever we saw Don, he always would take the time for a visit. Rest In Peace Don.

  13. So sorry to hear of Don’s passing.
    Always enjoyed visiting with him.
    Our prayers and sympathy to all of you.
    Leon and Nancy Wegner

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