The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

December 7, 2012

Phyllis A. Casperson

Clinton Herald

CLINTON — Sept. 5, 1928 - Dec. 5, 2012

Phyllis A. Casperson, 84, of Clinton, Iowa, passed from this life on Wednesday, December 5, 2012 after being lovingly cared for in the home of her eldest daughter, Carol Davis.

Funeral services celebrating her life will be 11:00 a.m. Monday, December 10th at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton, Iowa.  Family will greet friends and relatives at the visitation on Sunday, December 9th from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Burial will be at Clinton Lawn Cemetery, Clinton.  Online condolences may be left at

Phyllis was born on September 5, 1928, in Davenport, Iowa, to John (Mac) and Verna (Gilbert) McDonald and later moved to Wheatland, Iowa, where she helped the family establish Mac’s Triangle Supper Club.  She married Edward Casperson on Aug. 1, 1952, and made their home in Grand Mound, Iowa, where they raised four children.  Her husband preceded her in death in 1996.  Phyllis became a Certified Public Accountant, shared her knowledge with youth through Junior Achievement and worked for Clifton Gunderson, where she retired after many years.  She enjoyed gardening, traveling, and reading.   Phyllis loved life and enjoyed spending time outside at the family’s country camp.

Phyllis’ greatest joy was her large family of four children, 11 grandchildren and 14 great-grand children.  She is survived and lovingly remembered by her children, Carol Davis of Moline, IL; John (Kathy) Casperson of Clinton; Cindy Sirna of Bettendorf, IA, and Christine Hensley of  Clinton; and sisters Janet McDonald, Wheatland; and Judi (Dennis) Holdorf, Muscatine.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a great grandson.

Death date: Dec. 5, 2012