Pomeroy Washington Downtown National Historic District
A resident of Pomeroy since 1902, John Jaspers died here Monday [May 21, 1920] and was buried in the Catholic cemetery Wednesday morning. The funeral was held from the Catholic church where requiem high mass was sung, Rev. Father Fredericks conducting the services.
John Jaspers was born in Hanover, Germany, on December 17, 1855, one of a family of six children. He survived his four sisters, and leaves one brother, George, a resident of Spokane, who was here for the funeral.
In 1886 he came to Minnesota and there was married to Frances Winter on May 18, 1891. They came to Pomeroy in 1902 and Mrs. Jaspers died here in 1906. Three children were born to the union, Mrs. Anna Damon, Mrs. Rose McKeirnan and Leo Jaspers.
The pallbearers were C. A. McCabe, Henry Killer, D. H. McGreevy, Nick Thoma, Frank Landkammer and R. J. McKeirnan—all numbered among the friends of years and sincere mourners of the loss of a citizen whose qualities will not soon be forgotten.
--East Washingtonian article
[Note: The article as published listed Mr. Jaspers' last name as "Jasper" and his year of birth as 1885. These have been corrected in the obituary on this page.]