Agnes Marie (Marhofer) Gasper

November 23, 1928 ~ December 13, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Agnes Gasper Obituary

Agnes Marie Gasper, age 95, longtime Grattan resident, died Wednesday, December 13, 2023 at Maple Ridge Manor in Lowell.  She was born November 23, 1928 in rural Belding.  Her biological father, Albert Houseman, died before Agnes was born, and when her mother remarried, Agnes was raised by her parents, Anthony and Mary Marhofer.  She grew up on a farm and attended country school, walking to class.  She graduated from SS. Peter and Paul Catholic High School in Ionia and, in November of 1949, married the love of her life, Jerome Gasper.  Agnes helped her husband at the gas station they owned in Grattan in the early years of their marriage.  She was very involved in her community throughout her life, volunteering with the preschool students at the Franciscan Life Center, working Grattan Township elections, and being involved in her children’s lives.  She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother.  Her Catholic faith was very important to Agnes, and she was a 74 year member of St. Patrick Parish in Parnell.  Jerome preceded Agnes in death in 1991.  She was also preceded in death by her brothers, Aloysius and Peter Marhofer; and sister, Anna Marhofer Harris.  Agnes is survived by her children, Larry Gasper, Daniel (Deborah) Gasper, Timothy (Lynette) Gasper, Janice (Wayne) Burgess of Brown City, Rebecca (David) Boring of Petoskey, and Mark Gasper; ten grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.  The Mass of Christian Burial for Agnes will be celebrated at 11:00 am Tuesday, December 19, 2023 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Parnell, Rev. Tom Cavera presiding.  A luncheon will immediately follow Mass, and graveside committal prayers will be offered at St. Mary Cemetery, Miriam after the luncheon.  Visitation will be Monday from 4:00 to 6:00 pm at Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home, Belding, where the Rosary will be prayed at 6:00 pm.  Memorial contributions may be given to a charity of one’s choice.  

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December 18, 2023

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Johnson-Feuerstein Funeral Home
203 S. Pleasant Street
Belding, MI 48809

Mass of Christian Burial
December 19, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Patrick Catholic Church
4351 Parnell NE
Ada, MI 49301


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