June 24, 2021 Longtime research engineer Richard Casper passes away Written By: Staff Departments: Electrical & Computer Engineering Richard J. Casper Richard J. Casper, of Janesville, passed away on May 19, 2021, at Agrace Hospice and Palliative Care in Janesville at age 75. He worked at the University of Wisconsin-Madison College of Engineering as a research engineer starting in 1974, until his retirement in 2002, and was a mentor to thousands. Casper graduated as valedictorian from Fennimore High School in 1965, and received a high school scholarship in regards to his outstanding academic achievement. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering on June 9, 1969, from UW-Madison and later earned his Master of Science in electrical engineering from UW-Madison on Dec. 19, 1973. He is survived by his siblings, Daniel (Nina) Casper, Leo (Marlene) Casper, Suzy Gray, Marie (Tom) Rector, Larry (Heather) Casper, and Joyce (Jack) Wenzinger; stepchildren, Bill (Mary) Loomis, Barbara (Jim) Meade, Brenda (Greg) Kahl, and Bonnie Loomis; and many extended family members and friends. He was preceded in death by his brother, Allen Casper; his parents, Veronica (Staver) and Donald Casper; and wife, Jeanne Casper. Read Casper’s obituary here.