Fred J. Kasteler 1919 ~ 2011
Fred J. Kasteler died Friday, February 11, 2011. Fred J. Kasteler was born August 6, 1919 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Fred Kasteler and Emma Myrtle Schluter Kasteler. He was the first of four children and was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers, George Richard, Darrell Lee and his sister, Leah Ruth. Graduated from West High School in 1937 and after high school, installed furnaces until he served honorably in the Northern States mission. Fred married Ethel Louise Mace in the Salt Lake Temple September 15, 1942. They were blessed to have seven children: Larry F. (Jeanne), M. Ray (Robyn), Scott L. (Tillie Jo), Louise K. (Barry) Hatch, Susan K. (James) Woods, Daniel L. (Shayne), and Diane K. (Kent) Montgomery. Fred worked as a purchasing agent for Construction Specialties until he started ADAX Building Supply in 1970 from which he retired in 1984. In 1986, Fred and Ethel served in the Wisconsin Milwaukee Mission, using their many gifts and talents to bless the lives of those whom they served. Fred continued to bless the lives of family and neighbors, by repairing electronic equipment, broken toys, wiring houses, and doing carpentry work. Fred served faithfully in many church positions during his life. They included High Councilman, Sunday School Superintendant, Executive Secretary and many teaching positions. The most memorable position was teaching the youth in the Fifteenth Ward. They asked him to prepare them for their missions and upon their request he taught them every Sunday evening in his home, preparing many notable men and women to serve honorable missions. This group continued to be a great joy to him and to his wife throughout out all their lives. Fred and Ethel rejoice in their 26 grandchildren, 40 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren. His greatest satisfaction in life was his family and the LDS Church. A viewing will be held at Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road, Tuesday, February 15, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a viewing one hour prior to the funeral services which will be held Wednesday, at the Valley View 9th Ward, 4101 South 1925 East (Gundersen Lane), Holladay, Utah at 11:00 a.m. Interment to follow at Redwood Memorial Cemetery. A special thanks to the caregivers at Vista and Holladay Health for the kindness and love they showed our dear husband and father.