Caspersen, Paul Kragh age 82, died at home after a brief illness, surrounded by his family. The son of Danish immigrants, he lived a rich life in his hometown of Minneapolis and venturing far afield on trips with family. A life-long resident of Southeast Minneapolis, he grew up in Dinkytown, attended John Marshall High and graduated from the University of Minnesota. He loved nature and, with his wife Millie, passed this love onto his children through a lifetime of camping, sailing and hiking expeditions. As a social worker with the Family Court Services, he was instrumental in the passage of no-fault divorce legislation. His adventurous, kind and curious spirit connected him to a wide circle of friends and communities. He is preceded in death by his parents Henny and Magnus (Max) Caspersen, brother Norman Caspersen and sister Margaret Klobuchar. He is survived by wife Millie Caspersen, daughter Dana Caspersen (William Forsythe), son John Caspersen (Ivana Stehlik), son Todd Caspersen (Beth Ann Caspersen), grandson Magnus Paul Wölf Caspersen, and 14 nieces and nephews. There will be a Celebration of Life on Wednesday, September 6 at the Guthrie Theater on the Endless Bridge. Remembrance at 4pm, with party to follow, as per his request. Memorials may be directed to the Southern Poverty Law Center or a charity of your choice.

Published on September 3, 2017

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