Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 8th at 2 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown with the Rev. Dean Natterstad of the Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church in Watertown, officiating. Burial will be in the Oak Hill Cemetery in Watertown at a later date.
A visitation will be at the funeral home on Saturday from noon until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the American Heart Association, the Immanuel Ev. Lutheran Church or to the family.
Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Wilfried A. Gaspar was born in Sambleben, Germany on April 24, 1952, son of Kalmann and Emmi (Ruschin) Gaspar.
He came to America with his family in August of 1959 and became a citizen in 1966. Willie attended Webster School, St. Mark’s Grade School and graduated from Watertown High School in 1971. He also attended Waukesha County Technical College. Willie had been employed at Schweiger Furniture in Jefferson. He also owned and operated W. A. Gaspar Company of Watertown.
He was very athletic and was an excellent basketball player, a great softball & volleyball player and enjoyed tennis. Willie also enjoyed watching sports and was a supporter of the Watertown Cardinals.
Survivors include his mother, Emmi Gaspar; his two children, Sean (Crystal Reid) Gaspar and Vikki (Kevin) Kohlhoff all of Watertown; a grandson, Nicholas Heiden; a step-granddaughter, Mallory Kohlhoff; an Aunt, Helene Kaupert of Waterloo; an Uncle, Robert Gudd of Badendorf, Germany; his cousins, Margaret (Victor) Miller of Watertown, Trudy Grossmann of Waterloo, Ursula (Thomas) Faunert of Frasdorf, Germany as well as other relatives and friends.
Willie was preceded in death by his father on August 17, 2005, his paternal grandparents and numerous aunts and uncles.