Kathleen Ann McCaslin
1948 - 2021
Kathleen (Kass) Ann McCaslin

Kathleen (Kass) Ann McCaslin passed away on April 24, 2021 in Estero, Florida at age 73. She was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt and friend.

Kass was born in Alpena, Michigan, on March 20, 1948, the daughter of the late Patrick and Eileen (McDonald) McPhillips. She married James McCaslin, her husband of 53 years, on April 27, 1968, in Saginaw, Michigan.

Kass graduated from Saints Peter and Paul High School in 1966 and Eastern Michigan University in 1986. She was a voracious reader, specializing in history and mysteries. Kass loved to spend time with family, cruise around on her favorite pontoon at the lake "up north," conquer all sorts of puzzles, discover and explore Amish country in Pennsylvania, browse art fairs and farmer's markets, play word games, and even travel to all fifty states and beyond. She was a reluctant motorcycle enthusiast who gritted her teeth but rode across the United States more than once! First and foremost she was a devoted and loving mother and grandmother. The love she had for her granddaughter and grandson knew no end.

Kass is survived by her husband, James; son, Jason (Christine) and grandchildren Alexandra and Kellan, of Eugene, Oregon; sisters Dianne (Richard) Lichon of Saginaw, Michigan, Mary Ann Schark of Saginaw, Michigan, Barbara (David) Strickland of Bixby, Oklahoma, and brother Colonel Dr. John (Lisa) McPhillips of Colleyville, Texas; brothers-in-law John McCaslin of Ludington, Michigan, Joseph McCaslin of Lake, Michigan and sister-in-law Mary (Tom) McCaslin - Good of Tucson, Arizona; nieces and nephews Linda Lichon, Dick (Michalene) Lichon, David (Mary) Schark, Carrie (Tim) Wilson, Kristen (Jeff) Platte, Rachael Strickland, Alyssa Strickland, Dustin (Brittany) McPhillips, Holden (Amanda) Hylander, and John Patrick "J.P." (Roxanne) McPhillips, Jr., James (Sierra) McCaslin, Joseph McCaslin and Jocelyn McCaslin; plus great-nieces and nephews Emily, John, Ann, Lauryn, David, Mason, Camden, Sofia, Hayes, Evan, Olivia, Ella, Kaius, Beau, Benjamin, Collin, Stormie and Jude; and many dear friends.

In addition to her parents, Kass was predeceased by her brother-in-law David A. Schark, and her father and mother-in-law, James and Shirley McCaslin.

A private family gathering will be held at a later date. Donations can be made to the American Tinnitus Association (www.ata.org) Visit tribute page at www.harvey-engelhardt.com

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Published by Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from May 3 to May 4, 2021.
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Jim, I’m so sorry for your loss, Kass was a wonderful and kind person, I know she’ll be greatly missed by you and her family. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your loved ones.

Connie Wendling
Connie Wendling
May 12, 2021
Jim, Very sad to hear of your wife Kathleen’s passing. It has been 55 years since St. Pete’s but I can still see her bright eyes and big smile. Amazing how the mind can recall the good memories from the distant past!
Seems like we must have been seated alphabetically in some class as I remember the three of us sitting near each other and always enjoying the good times.
George Miller
May 4, 2021