Richard J. Casper, of Janesville, passed away on May 19, 2021, at Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care in Janesville at age 75. He worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering as a research engineer starting in 1974, until his retirement in 2002, and was a mentor to thousands.
Casper graduated as valedictorian from Fennimore High School in 1965, and received a high school scholarship in regards to his outstanding academic achievement. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering on June 9, 1969, from UW-Madison and later earned his Master of Science in electrical engineering from UW-Madison on Dec. 19, 1973.
He is survived by his siblings, Daniel (Nina) Casper, Leo (Marlene) Casper, Suzy Gray, Marie (Tom) Rector, Larry (Heather) Casper, and Joyce (Jack) Wenzinger; stepchildren, Bill (Mary) Loomis, Barbara (Jim) Meade, Brenda (Greg) Kahl, and Bonnie Loomis; and many extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Allen Casper; his parents, Veronica (Staver) and Donald Casper; and wife, Jeanne Casper.
Read Casper’s obituary here.