Wilmer Kastner (88) of St. Peter


Published on May 14 2013 5:29 pm

Wilmer Kastner, 88, of St. Peter, entered eternal rest at 12:40 PM Monday, May 13, 2013 at St. Anthony Memorial Hospital.

Funeral services will be 11 AM Thursday, May 16, 2013 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, rural Shobonier with burial to follow at the church cemetery. Visitation is from 6-8 PM Wednesday at Pagel Funeral Home, St. Peter and 1 hour at church prior to service time. Memorials are requested to St. Paul Lutheran Church building fund or Glenwood Assisted Living, Effingham.

Wilmer was born on September 22, 1924 the son of Louis and Ida (Rebbe) Kastner. He married Gertrude Lange on May 26, 1946 at St. Paul Lutheran Church, rural Shobonier and she preceded him on April 27, 2008.  He was a lifelong farmer, member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church, rural Shobonier, member of the Fayette Co Farm Bureau, and enjoyed his family.

Surviving are his son; Kent (Joyce) Kastner of Shobonier, daughters; Joyce (Bruce) Robb of Kinmundy and Carolyn (Ed) Smalley of Henderson, TN, 7 grandchildren; Austin Kastner, Kelly Meldrum, Kerry Miller, Kristy Meldrum, Dave Meldrum, Amber Smalley, and Mike Brown, 8 great grandchildren, and 1 great great grandchild.

In addition to his wife Gertrude, his parents preceded him in death.