WATERMAN – Ernest Edward Kastler, 89, of Waterman, Ill., passed away peacefully Friday, Jan. 3, 2014, at Kishwaukee Hospital, DeKalb.|
Born Jan. 16, 1924, in Leland, the son of Raymond M. and Myrtle (Sawyer) Kastler, Ernie married Wilma M. Kahle on Sept. 27, 1947, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, rural Hinckley, where he was an active member, serving in many capacities.
Ernie was a 1942 graduate of Somonauk High School, where he was class president. He was employed by DeKalb Agricultural Association for more than 35 years, working in the poultry and corn divisions; in retirement, Ernie served as a detasseling inspector.
His hobbies were woodworking, reading and gardening, especially flowers, and playing bridge.
He is survived by his wife, Wilma; daughters, Debra (Chuck) Leingang of St. Charles and Sue (Randy) Worden of Sycamore; and two granddaughters, Kelsey and Kahlee Leingang.
He was preceded in death by a daughter, Sharon; and two brothers, LeRoy (Gulborg) Kastler in 2011 and Ralph in infancy.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 12760 Lee Road, Hinckley, with the Rev. Chris Navurskis officiating. Burial will follow at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Hinckley.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 7, at Anderson Funeral Home, DeKalb.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Ernest E. Kastler Memorial Fund, sent in care of Anderson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, 2011 S. Fourth St., DeKalb, IL 60115.
For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.
Published in Daily Chronicle on Jan. 6, 2014