Arthur G. Jasper, 85, passed away on February 23, 2020, at his home in Washington. Art, son of the late Frank and Josepha (nee Bocklage) Jasper, was born on November 11, 1934. He received his education at St. Francis Borgia Schools. He was united in marriage to Jeanette Ann nee Boland on October 25, 1958, at St. Francis Borgia Church. Art proudly served in the Army Reserves. He worked in the family business, Washington Tractor Co., until the late 70’s. After that, he worked in the irrigation business, and handled a small cattle operation with his son, among many other endeavors. Art enjoyed hunting and fishing, traveling out to Arizona in the winter, and going to the Lake of the Ozarks. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Hummingbird Club, American Legion #218 and the Washington Sharpshooters.
A funeral Mass will be held at 10 am on Friday, February 28, 2020, at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church. Interment will follow at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Cemetery. A visitation will be held on Thursday, February 27, from 4 until 8 pm at Nieburg-Vitt, Miller Funeral Home. Memorial donations are appreciated to the American Heart Association or the Alzheimer’s Association.
He is survived by his son, Dean Jasper and wife Deanna of Washington; grandchildren, Alyssa and husband Robert Guiffrida of St. Charles, Bradyn Jasper and wife Jordyn of Tennessee; great grandchild, Carter Guiffrida; brother, Donald Jasper and wife Iola; sister, Laverne Harris; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Josepha; wife, Jeanette; and parents-in-law, Orlando and wife Anna Boland.
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