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Ruth Gasper | Ozaukee Press

Ruth M. Gasper was born into eternal life on Friday, April 1, 2022. She was 92 years old.

Ruth was born on December 23, 1929 in Port Washington to Nicholas and Frances (Jungers) Lanser. She was married to Kenneth Gasper (1929-2001) on August 26, 1950 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Port Washington.

Together, she and Kenneth raised seven children in Milwaukee.

Ruth was a devoted daughter, wife, sister, mother and grandparent. She grew up on her parents’ farm and learned to cook and bake from her mother. She was known to host all the family gatherings and no one went home hungry.

Ruth was a longtime member of Holy Redeemer Catholic Church in Milwaukee and St. Peter of Alcantara Church in Port Washington. She made beautiful rosaries and ornaments to donate to her brother’s parish in Nicaragua. Throughout her life, Ruth and her husband have volunteered in their church and community. She spent countless hours loving and nurturing her family.

Ruth is survived by her children Gary (Connie), Arnie (Julie), Dave (Sue), Debbie (Al)
Reck, Greg (Becky Yacono), Nancy Parbs and Steve (Tammy); 16 grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren. She is survived by her brother Father Wilbert Lanser and other relatives and friends.

She was predeceased by husband Kenneth Gasper, parents, mother and stepfather, two infant children, grandson Corey Gasper, son-in-law Andy Parbs, siblings Robert Lanser, John (Mildred) Lanser and Dorothy. (Elmer) Fink and his brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law.

A Christian burial mass will be held at 5 p.m. on Friday, April 8, 2022 in Saint-Jean

XXIII Parish, St. Peter of Alcantara Church, 1800 N. Wisconsin St., Port Washington WI, 53074. Brother Patrick Wendt will preside.

Visitation will be at the church from 3 p.m. until time of service. Prior to the visit, there will be a rosary service at the church at 2:40 p.m.

Ruth will be buried next to her husband in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

The family would like to give special thanks to the staff at Lasata Senior Living for all of their care and support.

Port Washington’s Eernisse Funeral Home is helping the family make arrangements. Online condolences can be dropped off at