James Joseph Kaspar, age 78, of La Grange. Beloved husband of Rita I. Kaspar for a wonderful 51 years. Loving father of James Anthony (Kris) Kaspar, Douglas Victor (Debra) Kaspar, and Jennifer Elisa (Steve) Jasinski. Devoted grandfather of Morgan Kaspar, Lily and Cole Kaspar, Nicholas and Avery Jasinski. Dear brother of Geri (Norbert) Cichon, Diane (Paul) Hartman, Roger Kaspar, and Renee (the late Frank) Bejek. Beloved nephew of Therese (the late Robert) Thurber. Cherished cousin of many. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews. James was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary for 12 years, and a longtime member of the American Safety Engineers. Meet at St. John of the Cross Church, 5005 Wolf Rd, Western Springs, IL 60558 for Visitation 8:30am to 9:30am Monday, July 17, 2017. U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary Color Guard Honors 9:30am. Mass 9:45am. Interment Private. In lieu of flowers, memorials to a charity of your choice are appreciated. Arrangements entrusted to Hallowell & James Funeral Home: (708) 352-6500.