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Charles Jaspersen Aug. 6, 1944 - April 6, 2013

Charles Jaspersen Aug. 6, 1944 - April 6, 2013

WILLMAR - Charles Jaspersen, 68, of Willmar, died Saturday, April 6th at his home surrounded by his family. His funeral will be 11:00 am, Thursday, April 11th at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Willmar. Burial will be in Cloverleaf Cemetery with Military Honors by American Legion Post #167 and VFW Post #1639. Visitation will be from 5-7 pm, Wednesday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Memorials preferred.

Charles was born on August 6, 1944, in Tyler, Minnesota the son of Carl and Elvera (Lundberg) Jaspersen. At a young age, Charles family moved to Willmar where he attended school and graduated from Willmar High School in 1963. He served in the United States Navy from 1963 until his honorable discharge in 1967.

On October 4, 1968, Charles was united in marriage to Carol Louck in Webster, South Dakota. Following their marriage, they lived in Willmar where he worked for Willmar Drain Tile, CD&T and Rice Memorial Hospital. For the last 30 years before retiring in 2004, he was a stationary steam engineer at Willmar Regional Treatment Center.

Charles was confirmed at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar and was a member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. He also was a member of VFW Post #1639, where he had been a past commander and American Legion Post #167 where he was active with the Honor Guard.

His family remembers his love of shooting pool, archery and hunting, fishing and reading. For the past 12 years, Charles has really enjoyed playing golf with his wife, Carol at Valley Golf Course. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren and teaching them how to fish.

Surviving are his wife, Carol; children, Tammy (and Kevin) Vlcek of Hutchinson; Jim Jaspersen of Washougal, WA; Aaron (and Steph) Jaspersen and Nathan (and Angie) Jaspersen both of Willmar; four grandchildren, Travis, Hailey, Derek and Carson. Also surviving are his siblings, Jerry (and Sandy) Jaspersen of Carlsbad, CA; Ron (and Bonnie) Jaspersen of Spicer; Dennis (and Hilda) Jaspersen of Hanska and Diane and (Glen) Gaub of New Ulm.

He was preceded in death by his parents and cousin, Mike Meyer.