Melvin L. Jaspering

Born: Tue., Feb. 3, 1920
Died: Fri., Nov. 8, 2013


5:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Mon., Nov. 11, 2013
Location: Washington Location

Celebration of Life

10:00 AM Tue., Nov. 12, 2013
Location: First Assembly of God

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A celebration of life for Melvin Jaspering, 93 of Washington, will be held Tuesday, November 12, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the First Assembly of God Church in Washington with Pastor James Cluney officiating.  Burial will follow at the Elm Grove Cemetery in Washington.  Visitation will be held Monday, November 11 from noon – 7:00 PM with the family present from 5 – 7 PM at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington.  Melvin Jaspering died Friday, November 8, 2013 at the United Presbyterian Home in Washington.  In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for Hospice of Washington County or the First Assembly of God Church in Washington.

Melvin was born February 3, 1920 in Palmyra, Missouri, the son of F. H. and Clara Belle (White) Jaspering.  He served in the Army during World War II from November 1941 to October 1945 in the 5th Armored Division; fighting in Germany, France, Normandy, Rhineland, Central Europe and Ardennes.  He earned five Battle Stars and the Bronze Star Medal for his service.  On March 29, 1947 he was united in marriage to Darlyne Carey.  Melvin lived most of his adult life in Washington and was a self employed bulldozer operator, specializing in soil conservation. He enjoyed auctions, fishing, hunting and time with the grandchildren.

Survivors include six children and spouses; Sandy and husband Mac Conrad of Washington, Linda and husband Mike Gardner of Washington, Don and wife Marcia Jaspering of Ames, IA., Rick and wife Bert Jaspering of Washington, Pam and husband Fred Witt of Washington, Mike and wife Tess Jaspering of Grimes, IA., ten grandchildren; Tracy Altenhofen, Toni  McNair, Nancy and husband Jim Rich, Tim and wife Krista Jaspering, Shelley Jaspering, Aaron and Adam Jaspering, Austin and Michael Witt and Alex Jaspering, four great grandsons and one great granddaughter, three sisters; Gladys Hintz of Warrenton, Missouri, Violet VanBibber of Warrenton, Missouri and Gertrude McAllister of Salem, Missouri.
Preceding Melvin in death were his parents, his wife Darlyne in October, 2008, his daughter Deborah in June, 1981, four brothers and two sisters.

Charitable donations may be made in Melvin's memory to the following organizations:

First Assembly of God
1602 East Washington Street, Washington, IA 52353

Hospice of Washington Co.
948 East 11th Street Washington, Iowa 52353
Tel: 319.653.7321

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Kevin bruegge
   Posted Sat November 09, 2013
I am sorry for the loss of Mel to the Jaspering family. I spent a lot of time at Mike's house growing up as great friends. Mel always treated me with respect. But, the thing I liked the most about him was his sense of humor, and overall positive outlook on life. He was truly a role model for those reasons, and showing how hard work pays off. I hope over time the fun and happy memories of a wonderful family, and a great man stand out to all the Jaspering's when they take time to reflect. God Bless you all. Prayers of peace are sent your way.

Sharon (Gray) Christner
   Posted Sat November 09, 2013
Mel owned and operated Hidden Valley Trailer Court when we lived there. That is where we got to know him. He and Darlene were always so friendly. It was always a pleasure to see him in the years after that and we send our best to the family.

Jennie reschly
   Posted Mon November 11, 2013
Oh Pam, Fred and Austin and Michael, I send my deepest sympathy so you all. I know Mel was a huge part of your lives. He was the best father and grandfather your family could have ever asked for. I am sure you all of you willl remember all the life lessons he has passed on to you through his wisdom. God bless Mel and so glad he can be Darlene now. My he rest in peace.

John & Peggy Grim
   Posted Mon November 11, 2013
I am so sorry for your loss. He will be missed.

Cathy Nelson
   Posted Mon November 11, 2013
Pam, Fred, and family:
I am so sorry for your loss. May the love of family and friends surround you at this difficult time. May beautiful memories ease your aching heart. May God wrap his arms around you and bring you peace. My sincerest condolences.

Linda Miller
   Posted Mon November 11, 2013

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Dale .

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Dale and Linda Miller
   Posted Mon November 11, 2013
We enjoyed the time we spent visiting in Iowa. Linda especially enjoyed sitting on the swing with Melvin, watching Dale and Mike work! Your dad was an interesting man who lived a good life. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time. Dale & Linda Miller

Mary McCarthy
   Posted Mon November 11, 2013
Hello Pam, Fred and Family, Pam I remember your Dad having a grand time at the "annual" lab fish potluck. People who enjoy good chatter, people, work, fun, and food are always memorable. I think your Dad fit all of those criteria. My condolences to you. Mary McCarthy

Lou Ann Weiss
   Posted Mon November 11, 2013
To The Jaspering Family
my sincere sympathy to the family of Mel. only met him a couple of times, but enjoyed conversation and listening to his stories

Mindi Hesser
   Posted Mon November 11, 2013
Mike, My condolences go out to you and the rest of your family. May God give you peace in this time of sorrow. May thoughts and prayers are with your all.

Nellie Helfrich
   Posted Tue November 12, 2013
Rick and Bert, So sorry for your loss. May you find peace in all the good memories.

Karl M. Jones
   Posted Thu November 14, 2013
My sincere condolences to all of Mel's family. May all the blessings be on Mel and each of you.

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