Virgil Kaspar, 94, of Creswell, died Friday, May 4, 2012, in Cottage Grove.

He was born Jan. 6, 1918, in Schuyler, Neb., to Anton Joseph and Magdalene Augusta (Nowak) Kaspar.

He served in the U.S. Navy for one year. He and his brother were the oldest living twins who were veterans of World War II.

Mr. Kaspar was retired. He was a member of Alcoholics Anonymous for 39 years.

Family members said he enjoyed hunting, fishing, family activities and spending time with friends. He liked vintage cars, especially the Mercury Cougar.

He is survived by a son, David Gordon Kaspar of Astoria; a daughter, Teresa Ann Shaddy of Salem; a twin brother, Victor “Vic” Adolph Kaspar of Norfolk, Va.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Pamela Kaspar-McKillop.

A celebration of life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 26, at the Creswell Grange, 274 W. Oregon Ave., Cresswell.

Inurnment will be at Creswell Pioneer Cemetery.

Smith-Lund-Mills Funeral Chapel in Cottage Grove is in charge of the arrangements.


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