Lt PATRICK J. KASPERBAUER

Air Observer, 2/9th Battalion Headquarters

 

Patrick J. Kasperbauer, U.S. Army Major, Ret., age 73, of Council Bluffs, passed away April 21, 2016 at CHI Creighton Medical Center in Omaha.

Pat was born September 23, 1942 and raised on a farm near Manning, Iowa. He graduated from Manning High School in 1961. Pat farmed and attended Iowa State University until enlisting in the U. S. Army in 1964. Pat did two combat tours in Vietnam. He enlisted in the Army to serve and defend the United States of America. Pat attended officer candidate school and was commissioned as an Artillery 2nd Lieutenant in 1965.

He earned a Bachelor’s degree in Business from U.N.O. and a Master’s degree in Education from the University of Southern California. Pat was a Professor of Military Science at Bemidji State University, U.N.O. and Creighton University. After retiring from the Army in 1984, Pat worked at the Glenwood State Hospital-School, as the Director of Personnel and the Director of Administrative Services for over 20 years. Pat has been part of the Army Reserve Officers Association, holding both the chapter and state offices. He was a member of Queen of the Apostles Catholic Church, where he ushered and was a Eucharistic Minister; member of the Knights of Columbus and the VFW. Pat also enjoyed pitching horseshoes with his son, Joey.

In addition to his parents, Pat was preceded in death by his son, Joseph M. “Joey” Kasperbauer in 2015 and brothers, Mike and Jerry Kasperbauer.

Pat is survived by his wife of 47 years, Kathy (Meiers) Kasperbauer of Council Bluffs; daughters, Kim (Shellie Meyers) Kasperbauer of Kansas City, MO, Jenny (Mark) Vacanti; son, Patrick Kasperbauer all of Council Bluffs; 4 grandchildren, Taren, Domenic, Luca and Isabelle; daughter-in-law, Amy Kasperbauer of Council Bluffs; sisters, Marian (Fred) Fitzsimmons of Vail, IA, Patty Sheets of Iowa City, IA, Linda Johanson of Forest City, IA; brothers, Larry (Carmen) Kasperbauer of Guam, Jim (Marge) Kasperbauer of Collierville, TN, Lonnie (Lou) Kasperbauer of Des Moines, IA; sisters-in-law, Isabel Kasperbauer of Lexington, KY, Norma Kasperbauer of Gainesville, VA; many nieces and nephews.

(daughter Penny Kasperbauer Vacanti)