John C. Kaspar, Jr., 42, of North Platte passed away on Oct. 5 ,2021.

John was born Jan. 21, 1979 in North Platte to John (Jack) and Wanda Kaspar.

He attended school at North Platte High School. He was a very good bowler, and he always valued the time that he spent and the friends that he made at the bowling alley.

He was a hard worker, even from a young age. One of his first jobs was mowing lawns. He started working for Lincoln County Department of Roads while still in high school. He later returned and worked there for the last 13 years.

His strong work ethic and providing for his family were his highest priorities.

On Oct. 26, 2007, he married Laura Kramer. They dated less than four months, and decided to elope because they could not wait to start their life together. They were blessed with three children: Jay, Luke, and Bella. His children meant more to him than anything else in the world.

John’s faith was important to him, and their church home was Berean Church. John volunteered on the Security Team for the Children’s Area, because he always wanted everyone’s children to be safe.

He loved taking family all fishing. He also loved his pets, several of them being kittens that he rescued himself.

God blessed him with the ability to be able to fix just about anything, so he often worked on all kinds of projects around his home and others’. He also enjoyed working with wood carving, wood burning, and other crafts.

John will always be remembered for his friendliness and orneriness. He was an equal-opportunity teaser. He was always willing to lend a hand and help those who needed it.

John fit so well into Laura’s family and made her family his own. Laura could not have asked for a more amazing husband and dad. His family is comforted by the fact that he is waiting in heaven for them to join someday.

He leaves behind Laura, Jay, Luke, and Bella; parents, Jack (Barb) Kaspar; sister, Sue (Ray) Isaac and their daughters, Randie (Bill) Westman and Lindsey Isaac (Josh Hawley); sister Shelley (Bud) Parks and their son, Joshua (Josie) Watts and daughter, Stephanie (Shawn) Noyce; father-in-law, Bill (Penny) Kramer; mother-in-law, Judy Kramer; sister-in-law, Lisa Kramer; sister-in-law, Julie (Wyatt) Smith; and brother-in-law Paul (Kerri) Kramer.

He is joyfully welcomed in heaven by his mom, Wanda; and two babies that he did not get to meet on earth.

Graveside service will be 2 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 9 at Miller Cemetery at Tryon with Rev. John Stone officiating. Visitation will be noon–7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 8 with family receiving friends from 4-7 p.m. at Adams & Swanson Funeral Home, which is in charge of arrangements.

For those unable to attend, the service will be livestreamed via the Adams & Swanson Funeral Home Facebook page.

In lieu of flowers memorials are suggested to the family for the children. Online condolences and sharing of memories may be directed to adamsswanson.com.

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