Nancy Casper

3 February 2017
Nancy Casper
Nancy Casper

Nancy Casper died peacefully on February 3rd at Three Links in Northfield. Nancy worked in the Carleton Library’s interlibrary loan services from 1987 until her retirement in 2006. She also worked closely with students through her husband, Barry (Mike) Casper’s Science, Technology, and Public Policy program (now ENTS). She was always welcoming, caring, and gracious to students and colleagues. Her son, Aaron, wrote that Nancy had a “smile and gift of drawing people to her, without judgement, and a sense of humility that cannot be learned.”

Nancy stayed busy after her retirement, caring for Mike, working on social justice issues, and connecting with her blended family of six children, seven grandchildren, and one great-grandchild. A more complete obituary can be found on the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home website.

The funeral service will be Saturday, February 11 at 11am at First United Church of Christ, 300 Union Street, Northfield. Visitation will begin at 10am at the church and a luncheon will follow.

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  • 2017-02-04 13:33:35
    Jennifer Edwins

    I was so lucky to work alongside Nancy for 20 years at Gould Library and to be her next-door neighbors for over 30 years. She was dedicated to her job at Carleton, and worked hard in interlibrary loan to provide needed materials for research for students, faculty, and staff. Her doors at home were always open to provide students an excellent home-cooked meal and even a bed to sleep on at times. She also embraced Mike’s ENTS projects at Carleton, working alongside him on various environments, social and peace and justice issues.

  • 2017-02-22 10:27:40
    Sam Demas

    Nancy was wonderful colleague in the Library at Carleton. She enjoyed working with the students and always tried to create a great working environment for them. Outside work, she was clear and committed in her views on peace and social justice, and an engaged citizen.

  • 2017-05-05 13:12:20
    John Collins

    I worked in the library for two years, often alongside Nancy. She was a pleasure to work with!