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Dr. Jon Kaspari

May 01, 1953 - August 25, 2021

Public Visitation - Sunday

August 29, 2021
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo

Private Family Funeral Service - Monday

August 30, 2021

Boulger Funeral Home and Celebration of Life Center


Boulger Funeral Home

Dr. Jon Kaspari

May 01, 1953 - August 25, 2021


Jon Kaspari MD

Jon Kaspari, MD of Battle Lake, Minnesota formerly of Hickson and Fargo, North Dakota passed away Wednesday August 25th surrounded by his loving family.

Jon was born on May 1, 1953 in Wheeling, West Virginia. His formative years were spent in Sheldon, North Dakota. He attended NDSU for his undergraduate degree. He attended UND for medical school and his Pathology Residency. Jon practiced at Dakota Hospital and MeritCare of Fargo prior to retiring at the lake in 2016. There he continued his medical practice by doing emergency medicine in Wadena and Alexandria, Minnesota. He was a well-respected and beloved physician by staff and patients alike.

Jon lived life with passion for his family, his huskies Lucy and Cheney, his horses, and his hobbies. Jon was an avid pilot, sailor, and loved life on the boat in Florida.

Jon is survived by his wife of 44 years, Brenda, his three daughters Andrea Gadberry (Matt), Leah Kaspari (Tom Kemmer) and Katherine Kaspari, 5 grandchildren , Jack, Lola and Cash Gadberry, Isabelle McKay and Rex Kemmer. In addition, he leaves 8 brothers and sisters and a sister in law , Rob Kaspari (Jean), Tom Kaspari, Chris Kaspari (Julie) Joe Kaspari (Laura), Sarah Baker (Ray), Leah Rocholl (Scott), Jane Schuh (Troy) Ruth Edgerton (Kyle) and Donita Kaspari. He leaves a brother-in-law Michael Anderson (Jill) and a sister-in-law Teresa Bertsch (Nolan) and many nieces and nephews. In addition, he leaves a beloved aunt, Marilyn Selkirk

He was preceded in death by his parents David and Sally Kaspari, his brother Michael Kaspari, his infant brother Paul, his mother and father-in-law, Bob and Addie Anderson and his uncle and mentor, Bob Selkirk.

Jon was a kind and gentle soul who will be deeply missed by all.

Public Visitation: 4-6 PM Sunday, August 29, 2021 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo
Private Family Funeral Service: Monday, August 30, 2021 at Boulger Funeral Home in Fargo
Burial: St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Sheldon, ND


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36 responses to “Dr. Jon Kaspari”

  1. Nancy Eklind says:

    Brenda and Family
    Our deepest sympathy for your loss
    Our thoughts and prayers are with you all .
    Mike and Nancy Eklind

  2. Joan Kallenberg says:

    Brenda and family I am so sorry for your loss! Please know you and yours are in our thoughts and prayers! Joan Kallenberg

  3. Tom and Lisa Staiger says:

    Brenda you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Sandra Leyland says:

    Brenda and family,
    May God keep you all close in his loving embrace. Difficult time, but your family is strong. Together you have climbed mountains.
    Sandra Leyland

  5. Stacy Rognlin says:

    Brenda, Andrea, Leah, Katie,
    I am so sorry for your loss. I was taken back when I saw the obituary. My thoughts and prayers and with you girls. Hugs!!

  6. Fred LaVenuta says:

    I had the priviledge of working with Jon at Dakota Clinic and Dakota Hospital. He was a fine physician and a good person. Though we haven’t been in contact for many years I will always remember him fondly.

  7. Karlene and J says:

    Brenda,Andrea,Leah and Katie and families.
    We are so sorry about Jon.
    We have so many memories of our families being together and enjoying life!
    Jon was such a warm, caring and generous friend.
    He was always getting into a new hobby with great passion!
    It’s been along time since we have seen you but know your family is in our thoughts and prayers.

  8. Deborah Ackerman says:

    Brenda, Andrea, Leah and Katherine,
    Our GA family is so sorry for your loss of Jon. We know how devastating the loss of A husband, father and grandfather is on a family. We send our deepest sympathies with our love and many hugs for all of you.
    Deborah, Alecia and Christina

  9. John Hicks says:

    Brenda,Andrea,Lea and Katie,
    So sorry to learn of Jons passing.
    Fond memories of our trips to Mexico, England and Scotland.
    May he Rest In Peace.
    John Hicks

  10. Colleen Harris says:

    Brenda and family, I’m so sorry for your loss. Your family is my thoughts and prayers. Hold on to all the wonderful memories! Another life gone too soon. So sorry…

  11. Angie Fiechtner Knapp says:

    Oh Brenda, I am so shocked and sorry to hear that Jon has passed. Every time I think of Jon, I think of the story he told me about filling in for a weekend in Wishek, ND for his friend, think it was Dr. Kosiak? And Dr. Kosiak assured Jon none of his pregnant patients were due. Lo and behold Jon wound up delivering 2 or 3 babies that weekend! I have told many of my hometown Lehr/Wishek friends that story. Jon had such a quiet, funny way of telling the story and I laugh to myself every time I think of it. Jon had such smiling eyes! And he had a household of 4 spirited, independent women. The Kasparis have had more than their fair share of grief in the last few years. Life is just not fair sometimes. Thank God we have a God who loves and comforts us. Hugs and prayers to you, your girls and their families.

  12. Lynn & Mary Bueling says:

    We offer our condolences to the family.

  13. Mike and Linda Hall ❤ says:

    May the Lord wrap his loving arms around your family and give you strength and comfort as you deal with this unimaginable loss. We will miss Jon’s mischievous looks and smile. We loved him and you. 🥰

  14. Kay Exner says:

    Brenda , Andrea, Leah, Katie and families;
    My thoughts, prayers and love are with all of you as you grieve thr loss of John. I always respected him so much for his intelligence and enjoyed his dry humor (especially his “It’s an Anderson thing” comments! Over the years I have spent many wonderful hours with various members of your family and have always felt accepted and welcomed. He was lovingly protective of Brenda and his girls and only wanted the best for them! Treasure your memories and I know he will always be watching over all of you. Blessings and peace as you remember all the lives he touched and healed with his gifts. He will live on in many grateful hearts!

  15. Gary and Debra Ball-Kilbourne says:

    Brenda and Family,
    Our sympathies for the loss of Jon. You and the rest of your larger family are in our prayers.

  16. Gregory Hauge says:

    I knew Jon at Dakota Clinic, and he was one of my favorite colleagues. His office was on the third floor hallway, and I’d stop on the way to and from the hospital for a brief conversation. He impressed confidence, interest, and energy. I envied his determination with long distance running. A good man. A loss.

    Greg Hauge

  17. Tom Bueling says:

    Kaspari Family:
    John and I spent considerable time together while at NDSU in Fargo.
    He took me flying on several occasions and we went skydiving with the
    NDSU parachute club in Kindred, ND. He was a great guy. Sorry for your loss.

    Tom Bueling

  18. Kay Moore Hadland says:

    Dear Brenda and family. Sincere sympathy . We were so sorry to read of Jon’s death. Thinking of you all, Rick and Kay Hadland

  19. the Monilaws says:

    Ray, Sara, and family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family . The Monilaws

  20. Sandy, Steve, Pipp and Gladys Benson says:

    Brenda, sorry for your loss. Remember to happy time you had with Jon. Think of you.

  21. Sandy, Steve, Pipp and Gladys Benson says:

    Brenda, Sorry for your loss. remember the happy time you had together.

  22. Aaron, Lindsie, Eva and Ben Schoenack says:

    Brenda and family.

    We are so sorry to learn of Jon’s passing. What a remarkable man, with a remarkable legacy. Sending so much love your way as you grieve him, and remember him.

  23. Randy Poulson says:


    One of my brothers told me yesterday that Jon had past away. I am so sad to hear of your loss. Although we have lost touch in more recent years, I have many fond memories of my year as a Jon’s roommate, being in your wedding and the numerous adventures in those years.

    You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. May the Holy Spirit give you peace and love.

    Randy Poulson

  24. Betty Solly says:

    So Sorry for your Loss. I knew Dr Kaspari through working in the Operating Room at Dakota Hospital. We sent tissue to him to be examined and it was always a pleasure in dealing with him as he always treated the Nursing Staff with so much respect and dignity. I’ll always remember his gentleness and that Smile!! May all your “Happy Memories” help you through this most difficult time. My deepest Sympathy.

  25. Missy Kamrath says:

    Brenda and family, our hearts are breaking for you. Please know Lee and I are here for you anytime. Jon was an amazing man , and we enjoyed the times we spent with you. Gods blessings to you all and rest in peace Jon, you were and still are loved by many 🙏

  26. Rhonda L. Ketterling, MD says:

    I was greatly saddened to learn of the untimely death of my medical school classmate. Jon was a quiet thoughtful man and within Meritcare’s pathology department was my “go to guy” when I wanted to review pathology slides. When we were in medical school he was part of the front row crew along with myself and Don Koziak and will be remembered for his sly sense of humor and dedication to our art and craft. Please accept my sincere condolences.

  27. Wanda Borowicz says:

    So sorry to hear of Jon’s passing, my sympathy to you, Brenda and your girls and families. I worked over ten years with Dr. K. in Histology/Pathology at Dakota Heartland, Heartland and Meritcare. It was a privilege to work with him! His good nature and ready smile made for a wonderful work place. He will be greatly missed.
    You are in my thoughts and prayers ,
    Wanda Borowicz

  28. Frank Fassino says:

    Brenda and family, I have fond memories of you and Jon. I had rather privilege to work with Jon during his years at Dakota Clinic as well as getting to know all of you. Jon was a good coworker and I remember flying with him to our satellite clinics and other places during his time at Dakota. I am sure he will be missed by you, his friends and coworkers and my wife Laurel and myself. I note that he enjoyed Florida. If you come to Florida in the future, look us up because we retired to Florida and currently live in The Villages. We wish you the best.

  29. Robert and Bridgette Startz says:

    Brenda and family,
    We are so very sorry to hear about Jon. May the many wonderful memories bring you comfort and strength in the days ahead. Prayers for you all.

  30. Diane Lane Monk says:

    Brenda and family- my thoughts are with you and Your family. May all the memories and family and friends support you during this time.

  31. Barb Schlecht says:

    I had the privilege of working with Dr. Kaspari in Jamestown, ND at Jamestown Regional Medical Center for awhile. He was a kind, gentle, caring provider and always treated patients/staff with respect. He was here with our “go-live” with EPIC. At the same time, there was a tornado warning and we had to evacuate patients to the lower floor. Dr. Jon looked at me and said “well, this is a great time to get caught up on charting.” We both chuckled and went on with our night of work. He will be missed-condolences to the entire family.

  32. Marcia olson says:

    So sad to hear of the passing of Dr. Kaspari
    His journey on earth was too short
    I am a lab tech that worked with Dr. Kaspari at Dakota Cl/ Dakota Hosp. His office along with the other pathologists were right outside the lab. It was nice to have a good rapport with the pathology team. Whenever I would bring a report for him to sign ,he was always interested in where I was traveling next.

    Sending Hugs,
    Marcia Olson

  33. Alice Christianson says:

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
    Alice and Blaine Christianson

  34. Roxanne Jonas MD says:

    I had the privilege of working opposite Dr. Kaspari for several years, and always enjoyed his sense of humor, kindness and easy spirit . He was a pleasure to know and work with in medicine . I am sorry for your loss.

  35. Julie Demarais says:

    Deepest sympathies to you and your family.
    I always enjoyed you and Jon @ Oxbow. Lovely couple.
    So sorry for your loss.

  36. Debbie H. says:

    Dr Kaspari came to JRMC to work ER shifts. Those of us fortunate enough to work with him, loved him. My deepest sympathy to the entire family.

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