Russell L. Kasten

November 15, 1956 - September 06, 2020

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Sunday, September 13, 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel

Monday, September 14, 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel


Monday, September 14, 11:00 AM
Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel


Russell L. Kasten, 63, of Hudson died Sunday, September 6, 2020, at his residence.

He was born November 15, 1956, in Port Washington, Wisconsin, to Lester and LaVerne (Gramoll) Kasten. They preceded him in death.

On July 11, 1980, in Port Washington, Wisconsin, he married Brenda Rose Dehling. She preceded him in death on June 27, 2018.

Mr. Kasten was a farmer and hauled milk for Blackburn Trucking in Hudson.

Russell always took a month off in the fall to go hunting, a sport he especially enjoyed. He also loved old tractors. He loved his German Shorthaired Pointers, leaving behind Nellie, Rayne, Marcy, and Walter.

Surviving are three sons, Joshua Kasten of Portland, Oregon, Jake (Kyle) Kasten of Pleasant Lake, and Clayton (Amanda) Kasten of Freeman, South Dakota; four grandchildren Shelby Kasten, Madison Kasten, Breanna Kasten, and Lane Kasten; two sisters, Sharon (Carl) Huenink of Cedar Grove, Wisconsin, and Bonnie (Jeff) Yanke of Cedarburg, Wisconsin; and a brother, Dale Kasten of Mequon, Wisconsin.

Funeral services will be Monday, September 14, 2020, at 11 a.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Hudson-Ashley Chapel, 612 North Main Street, Hudson with Rev. Dr. Maria Rutland of the Salem Center Presbyterian Church officiating. Burial will follow at Circle Cemetery near Hudson.

A live broadcast of the service will be available for viewing on the Young Family Funeral Home
Facebook page Monday at 11 a.m.

Pallbearers are Doug Swift, Dave Blackburn, Brock Barnhart, Josh Messer, Ben Smathers, and Blake Smathers.

Calling is Sunday, September 13, 2020, from 2 to 6 p.m. at the funeral home and one hour prior to the service on Monday.

Per the Governor of Indiana, face masks are required to be worn.

Preferred memorials may be directed to the Salem Center Fire Department or the Salem Center Presbyterian Church.

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Sharon Huenink
September 15th, 2020 5:24pm
cedar Grove

Doin Davenport
September 14th, 2020 8:00pm
Hillsboro, Oregon

I am very saddened by Russell's passing. The Kasten family and friends have my best wishes during this difficult time. May Russell rest in peace. Doin (friend of Josh's)

Sonya Ludwick
September 8th, 2020 4:00pm
Athens, MI

I will truly miss Russell. My thoughts and prayers are with your family.