Elsie F. Kasper

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Elsie F. Kasper

November 25, 1931 - March 07, 2019

Elsie F. Kasper Elsie Frances Kasper, 87, of Kalkaska, formerly of Northport and Traverse City, passed away quietly Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Kalkaska Memorial Health Center - Eden Center in Kalkaska. Elsie was born at Gills Pier in Leelanau County on Nov. 25, 1931, one of four daughters born to Joseph and Frances (Kolarick) Sedlacek.
After graduating from Northport school, she attended beauty college in Lansing.
She married Don A. Kasper on Oct. 5, 1957 at St. Wenceslaus Church at Gills Pier.
For over 40 years she owned and operated Kut and Kurl Beauty Shop in Northport.
She enjoyed keeping busy with gardening and landscaping at the home she and Don built over the years. Many holidays and celebrations were enjoyed by family at their home. In later years they enjoyed traveling to many parts of the country.
After moving to Traverse City in 2001, she continued to work as a beautician at Bay Ridge Senior Apartments, showing how much she loved people and her job.
Elsie is survived by two daughters, Rhonda Leighton and Sonia Schuler, both of Williamsburg; her grandchildren, Jeremy (Lauren) Leighton, Troy Leighton, Traysa Leighton, Carl (Tanya) Singleton and Crystal (Kevin) Giangiobbe; and several great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her sisters, Genevieve (Jerry) Patterson and Mary Jo (Wayne) Plamondon; as well as several nieces and nephews.
Elsie was preceded in death by her husband, Don; her parents; and a sister, Dorothy A. Kalchik.
Visitation for Elsie will begin at 1:30 p.m., with the service celebrating her life beginning at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, March 14, at the Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Interment will be in Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens in the spring.
For those who wish to remember Elsie through a monetary contributions, the family asks that you consider the Eden Center Memory Care Unit at Kalkaska Memorial Hospital, 419 S. Coral St., Kalkaska, MI 49646.
Please share your memories of Elsie with her family by visiting her online tribute page at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on March 10, 2019
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