In Memory of Vivian Kassera

Memorial Service

1:00 pm
Thursday February 7, 2019
Luther Memorial Church
420 South 4th Street
River Falls WI,

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Vivian Verona Kassera, age 86, of River Falls, WI passed away Thursday, February 1, 2019 at Comforts of Home in River Falls. She was born on June 7, 1932 in New Richmond, WI to Frank and Madelen (Logghe) Dardine.
Vivian graduated from Eau Claire Memorial High School in 1949 and from the Eau Claire State College in 1953. She taught physical education in Abbotsford and Dorchester, WI. The family moved to River Falls in 1968. She spent the next 28 years at Greenwood Elementary School as a paraprofessional in the kindergarten and first grades and also a playground monitor. In addition to working at the grade school, she also worked part time at the Falls Hallmark Shop in River Falls for 32 years.
Vivian most of all enjoyed spending time with her family and friends. She also was an avid walker. She was a huge sports fan and loved watching all kinds of sports. She had been a member of Luther Memorial Church since 1968. Viv was a breast cancer survivor. She enjoyed her mid-week in-service meetings with the staff at Greenwood. She also loved going to Florida in the winters and to Chetek in the summers to visit with friends.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Frank and Madelen Dardine; brother, Frankie; sisters, Grace and Donna; daughter-in-law, Carrie.
Vivian is survived by her sons, Jeff, Jay and Jim (Marca); grandchildren, Mitch (Sarah) and Kelly; great-grandchildren, J.J. and Claire; sister, Marie.
A memorial service will be held 1:00 pm Thursday, February 7th at Luther Memorial Church, 420 South 4th Street, River Falls. Private interment at Greenwood Cemetery, at a later date.
Services are entrusted to O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of River Falls, WI. 

Vivian's Tribute Wall

Tributes (3):

  • Dear Jay and family,
    I would regularly see your mom at the Hallmark Store. She was one of my favorite people because she was so nice. I didn’t realize she also worked at Greenwood School for so many years. Glad to read she made some trips in her retirement. Very sorry to hear about your loss, I wish I would have known her better. Love, Peace, and a hug. Sandy Terrell
    Jay and I worked at UFE for many years, and now he is my trusted electrician. Your mom must have been proud of you, Jay!

  • Viv Kassera will always be remembered by our immediate family , because my daughter was fortunate to get the benefit of her wit and wisdom on the playground of Greenwood Elementary School all of her young years there. Mrs. Kassera brightened every child’s day there!
    Her sense of humor and love are a shining example of what it means to be a truly successful human being.
    We love you, Viv, you will be forever in our hearts.
    Dianne Ginsberg
    Coty Ginsberg Johnson & Andy Johnson

  • I was blessed with getting to know Viv at Comforts while my mom was there. Such a beautiful lady & always had a smile on her face. She will be missed.