Annette Georgette Casper, age 89, passed away peacefully at Four Winds Manor in Verona on March 2, 2015. She was born on January 20, 1926, in Angers, France. Annette worked in the French Army at the conclusion of World War II as an interpreter in Vienna, Austria. She came to Madison, Wisconsin in 1946 as a "war bride." She proudly became a U.S. citizen in 1952. She was active in the League of Women Voters and felt strongly that love of country is measured by being a knowledgeable voter in every election. She loved to read and always immersed herself in current events, reading newspapers and weekly periodicals everyday. Annette had a passion for flower gardening and always had a flowerbed in bloom throughout the summer. She enjoyed travel around the United States and France. Annette lived 26 years in Madison, 7 years in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 28 years in Oshkosh and 8+ years in Verona.
Annette is survived by six children: Mark (Susan) Klein, Troy Klein, Christopher (Linda) Klein, David Klein, Yvette Egan and stepson, Dan (Barb) Casper; brother, George Mercier and sister, Renee Loustaunau in France; 8 grandchildren; 5 great grandchildren; and many more family and friends. She was preceded in death by her father, Charles Mercier; mother, Georgette (Lorendel) Mercier; husband, Lyle Casper; and stepson, Dave Casper.
The family would like to thank staff at Four Winds Manor for their loving and compassionate care. They became very dear to her. We would like to extend our thanks to her faithful friends who never forgot Annette on every holiday and birthday. Private family services will be held. Puisses-tu reposer en paix, maman.
The family has entrusted Informed Choice with funeral arrangements.