Arden Phillip Caszatt; age 89, of Shepherd passed Monday, April 27, 2020 at Arbor Grove Assisted Living with family by his side. Phil was born April 25, 1931 on the family farm in Shepherd, the son of Oliver and Ethel (Riggle) Caszatt. He graduated from Shepherd High School in 1949. He served honorably in the Marine Corp in the Korean War. Phil married the love of his life, Dorothanne Bartling July 20, 1954 in Angola, IN. Phil worked for Dow Chemical in Midland for 31 years while also running the family farm. His passion was farming but his greatest love was for his wife, children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Phil was very blessed by his siblings, nieces, nephews, in-laws and friends, he took great pride in "family". Phil is survived by his wife Dorothanne; 5 children Ty (Debra) Caszatt of Riverdale, Chuck (Cindy) Caszatt of Mt. Pleasant, Arden (Christine) Caszatt of Shepherd, Lisa (Craig) Reynolds of Shepherd, and DeAnn (Mark) Little of Shepherd; 11 grandchildren; Brian (Carlin) Caszatt of Shepherd, Danae Caszatt (Keith Hatlak) of Mt. Pleasant, Dannah (Aaron) Miller of Cedar, Chad (Julie) Reynolds of Mt. Pleasant, Sarah (Greg) Hall of Mt. Pleasant, Adam Caszatt of Grand Rapids, Nicholas Little of Shepherd, Travis (Samantha) Little of Shepherd, Daniel (Stacey) Caszatt of Shepherd, Kate Caszatt of Mt. Pleasant and Emma (Jesse) Theisen of Shepherd and 17 great grandchildren; Sibling Harlan (Glenda) Caszatt of Owosso; sister-in-law Betty Caszatt of St. Louis, sister-in-law Billie Bartling of Farmington; sister-in-law Nancy Cook of Harbor Springs; and numerous nieces and nephews. Phil is preceded by both his parents; father and mother-in-law Harold and Dorothy Bartling; granddaughter Terra; brothers Gaylord, Vernon, Paul, Jack, Stan, and Levant Caszatt; sisters Verdyth Hamlin, and Elaine Bush; and brother-in-law James Bartling. Since his passing, sister Evelyn Coughlin and brother-in-law Harold Barling have passed. There will be a Memorial service held on Saturday, June 19 at 11 a.m. at Berry Funeral Home with Benton Heisler officiating, a dinner will be provided after the service at R & R Venue in Shepherd. Memorials on behalf of Phil can be made to the Alzheimer's Association
and Heartland Hospice.
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Published by Morning Sun on Jun. 11, 2021.