Gilbert Adolph Kasper

Published 8:40 pm Thursday, December 9, 2021

Gilbert Adolph Kasper, 90, of Port Arthur, passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2021 at The Medical Center of Southeast Texas in Port Arthur.

Funeral services will be held at Peace Lutheran Church (formerly St. Paul Lutheran Church) at 5801 West Jefferson Street, Groves, Texas beginning at 11:00am on Saturday December 11, 2021. Officiating will be Pastor Timothy Dinger of Peace Lutheran Church in Groves.

Burial will follow at Greenlawn Memorial Park in Groves.

Visitation will begin at 10am on December 11, 2021 before the funeral service.

Gilbert was born on April 9, 1931. He was the son of Adolph Kasper and Gertrude Jaetzold Kasper.

Gilbert was a lifelong resident of Port Arthur.

He was a faithful and active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church (now Peace Lutheran Church). He was a troop leader with The Boy Scouts and obtained Order of the Arrow.

He retired from his career with Texaco in 1984 after 35 years of service.

He was named “Poppie” by his grandchildren and this special name continued with his great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife of 67 years, Margie Eickenhorst Kasper, sister Edith Kasper Erickson, his son, Mark Kasper, and daughter-in-law, Carol.

Gilbert is survived by his son, Michael Kasper and his wife Sharon, grandchildren, Paula Kasper Gipson and her husband Robert of Nacogdoches, Phil Kasper and his wife, Amanda of Dallas as well as great-grandchildren Alicia, Arianna, Wesley, Justin, and Destiny Gipson.

Serving as pallbearers will be Phil Kasper, Robert Gipson, Cody Duvall, Cary Erickson, Chris Erickson, Tuan Tran and Clay Hardy.

Honorary pallbearers are Robert Higgins and Ernie Eickenhorst, Jr.