Angela Marie (Casper) LeVeque, age 65, of Wetmore, passed peacefully at her home on Wednesday, February 7, 2024, under the care of her husband and North Woods Home Care and Hospice, with her husband and daughter at her side. She was born on September 8, 1958 in Detroit, Michigan, to the late Joseph Casper and the late Antonina “Annette” “Toni” Cavarretta.
Angela graduated from Harrison High School in 1976 as a bi-centennial senior. She graduated from Michigan State University with a B.S. Degree in Dairy Science and Animal Husbandry in 1980, but following a hand injury while working on a dairy farm, she changed careers and in 1986 earned a B.A. in Business Administration in Accounting from Northern Michigan University. Over the years she worked for the Michigan Milk Producers Association, U.P. Tax and Accounting, H&R Block, Santa’s Gift Shop, Avery Color Studios, as the first Housekeeping Supervisor at Kewadin Casino, two years as Professional Development Coordinator at Michigan Works, as well a Peer Support Specialist, and Director of the Get-a-Way Drop-in Center in Munising for 12 years.
Angela joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints while studying in Lansing. It was there she met the love of her life, William “Bill” LeVeque. They married on a snowy Saturday in a friend’s living room in Munising on February 13th, 1982 and were sealed together for time and all eternity in the Washington D.C. Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on February 22, 1983. Together they have one daughter, Stephanie.
Over the years, Angela enjoyed reading scriptures, quilting, knitting, crocheting, berry picking, mushroom picking, gardening, canning, cooking, rides in the outdoors, and taking Stephanie on many adventures from Cedar Point to fishing to movies with giant tubs of popcorn, extra butter. Angela enjoyed supporting her husband Bill in his hobbies, becoming an Extra Class Amateur Radio Operator alongside him, call sign WA8I, which found her providing radio communications for the Pictured Rocks Road Race, Press on Regardless Road Rally and the U.P. 200 Sled Dog Race. She volunteered as Girl Scout troop leader while Stephanie was a scout, serving as the U.P. Area Director. She served as a 4-H Leader, Bethel Guardian of Munising Job’s Daughters, and Worthy Matron and Secretary of the Munising Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. She was a member of Nefertiti Temple of Daughters of the Nile, of the Alger Amateur Radio Club, the Munising Bay Quilting Club, and a life member of Order of Amaranth. She also served as Sunday School Teacher and Relief Society President at church in the Germfask Branch of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Angela had a strong faith in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and a deeply reverent love for her Savior and His Atonement. She knelt every morning and night in prayer of gratitude to her Heavenly Father for all her blessings, and always prayed for those around her by name to find comfort during their trials. She was a pillar of faith to her loved ones and a beaming example of the love of Jesus Christ.
She is survived and deeply missed by her loving husband of 42 years, Bill LeVeque; adoring daughter, Stephanie (Yossiho Peralta) LeVeque of Salt Lake City, UT; sister, Diane (Jim) Bruder of Bay City; nephew, Nathan Bruder of Bay City; her furry grandpup, Annie; and her faithful companion dog, Wookie. Angela was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph A. Casper of Harrison, MI and Annette Fry of Clare, MI.
The family extends a special thanks to Northwoods Home Care and Hospice, and to friends Danielle Holland, Erin (Jordan) Thorp, and Elizabeth (Nick) Maxon for their support and assistance, especially during Angela’s last days.
Visitation will be at the Bowerman Funeral Home located at 302 E. Superior St., Munising, MI on Saturday, February 10, 2024 from 12:00 noon until 2:00 p.m. Angela’s service will begin at 2:00 p.m. with an Eastern Star ceremony followed by her funeral conducted by President Garrett of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Interment will be at the Munising Township Cemetery in Wetmore in the spring.