James Dale Kastner 1934 - 2010 Wamego
A memorial service for James Dale “Jim” Kastner, 76, Wamego, will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church in Wamego. Private inurnment will follow at Wamego City Cemetery.
He died Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2010.
Mr. Kastner was born Oct. 14, 1934, in Manhattan, the son of Ernest Dale and Marie Murphy Kastner.
He graduated from Wamego High School in 1952 and from Kansas State University in 1957.
Mr. Kastner began his career in radio as manager of the radio station in Marysville. Soon after moving to Marysville, he met his wife of 52 years. They lived in Scottsbluff, Neb., before moving back to Wamego in 1961 when he began working for the radio station KMAN in Manhattan. Mr. Kastner spent 16 years as part of the broadcast team for Kansas State University sporting events. In 1977, he began his career in banking with Union National Bank in Manhattan, now Commerce Bank, from which he retired in 2000.
He was an avid sports fan, especially of K-State athletics, and loved to golf. He was a lifelong member of First Presbyterian Church and served as a church elder. Mr. Kastner was a member of many civic and community organizations in Manhattan and Wamego, including the Wamego School Board, Optimist Club, Shriners, a past-member of Wamego Masonic Lodge No. 75 and the Wamego Country Club.
He married Bette L. Wolff in Marysville on Oct. 5, 1958. She survives of the home.
Other survivors include three children, Rick and wife Susan, Leawood, Brenda Hatesohl and husband Kent, Lawrence, and Ron and wife Cheryl, Wichita; and five grandchildren, Katie and Grant Kastner, Leawood, Brian and Tyler Hatesohl, Lawrence, and Quinn Kastner, Wichita.
The family will receive friends from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today at Stewart Funeral Home in Wamego.
The family suggests memorials to the Wamego First Presbyterian Church or the Westmoreland Community Care Home, sent in care of the funeral home, P.O. Box 48, Wamego, KS 66547. Online condolences may be sent at stewartfuneralhomes.com.