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Edson G. Caspar

August 21, 1943 — September 20, 2023

Davenport, Crystal Lake

Edson G. Caspar passed away peacefully at home on September 20, 2023, at age 80. His mother Alice Caspar and father Orrin Caspar preceded him in death. Ed is survived by his beloved wife Carole Caspar, his sister Alice Dixon, his two sons Allan Caspar and Robert (Tonya) Caspar, his grandchildren Dana Caspar, Logan Caspar, Lane Caspar, Gabrielle (Collin) Clapper, Tia Caspar, and Elijah Caspar, as well as his great-grandchildren Kourtney Clapper and Carli Clapper.

Ed was born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He spent his school months in Chicago and summered in the central Illinois town of Divernon, where he visited family and met his future wife. Ed attended college at the DeVry Institute of Technology before serving as a radar technician in the Air Force from 1962-1966. Ed was stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi, the Philippines, and Minot, North Dakota before moving to Springfield, Illinois where he started his career with AT&T in technical operations. He worked for the company for 30 years, both in technology and marketing/sales. His positions sometimes required moving locations, which led to the family living in Jerseyville, Illinois, Crystal Lake, Illinois, Fort Wayne, Indiana, and finally back to Crystal Lake, Illinois.

Ed was a lover of music and enjoyed dancing, playing organ, piano, and his guitar. Ed had a tenacity for all things technology and electronics and even built his own TV and stereo. He was among the first wave of individuals to own a personal computer and passed his appreciation for technology on to his children and grandchildren. Ed loved to tinker around the house, always finding new projects to work on and improvements to be made. Ed spent most of his free time at home with his lifelong partner and wife, Carole. They would have celebrated their 59th wedding anniversary on October 7 of this year.

Ed will be laid to rest at Brush Creek Cemetery in Divernon, Illinois and there will be a celebration of life for the family at a time to be determined. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate gifts to the American Lung Association in Ed’s name.

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