Carson E. Vesperman

Carson Edward Vesperman, 92, of Platteville, passed away Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Gray's Nursing Home, Platteville.

Funeral services will be 12:00 p.m. (Noon) on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at the Lutheran Church of Peace, Platteville. Rev. Jeff Pedersen will officiate. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery, Platteville. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Memorials may be made to the Carson Vesperman Memorial Fund.

The Melby Funeral & Crematory, Platteville, is serving the family.

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Carson was born on December 6, 1920 in Grant County, Ellenboro Township, at the home farm. Son of Edward L. and Nell (Jeidy) Vesperman. He was united in marriage Viola Mildred Edge Fuller on October 6, 1945 at the Lutheran Church of Peace, Platteville. Carson worked on the home farm in rural Lancaster until he was married, then they farmed in Bunker Hill, Ellenboro Twp. for 44 years. He was a member of the Lutheran Church of Peace, Platteville. Carson loved to play cards and be with friends and family. He was very proud of his farm and he enjoyed helping his friends do field work. He continued doing field work for his friends after he retired. He enjoyed good music and dancing. He had a very special place in his heart for Baker's Iron Works, where he spent much of his time in retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Viola, of 68 years, one son, Pastor Richard (Nancy) Fuller of Chippewa Falls; three grandsons, Scott (Kim) Fuller of Greendale, WI; Brian (Joelle) Fuller of Silver City, NM; Jeff Fuller of Oak Creek, WI; one granddaughter, Katie Estrem-Fuller of Chippewa Falls, WI; five great-grandchildren, Hannah, Abigail, and Victoria Fuller, Alyssa and Jackson Fuller; two sisters, Bernice Judd of Lancaster; Louise Turner of Dubuque, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Corinne Wilkins and Vera Muldon; brother, Louie Vesperman; brothers-in-law, Burnell Edge and LaVern Edge; sisters-in-law, Cleone Edge and Phyllis Edge.

Many thanks to so many special and wonderful friends and family who supported Carson over the years.

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