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Laura R. Kasterke - 89

2/7/1927 - 1/22/2017

Clinton, Iowa

Laura R. Kasterke age 89 of Clinton, passed away Sunday Jan. 22, 2017 at Mercy Living Center North, Clinton. Cremation rites have been accorded. A visitation will be held Friday Jan. 27th from 10:00 AM until the service hour at the Pape Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held Friday at Noon at the Pape Funeral Home. Inurnment will be held at a later date. Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com Laura was born on Feb. 7, 1927 in Lomax, IL, the daughter of LeRoy and Dora (Bixenman) Pence. She married J.W. “Bill” Kasterke on Dec. 29, 1945 in Ft. Madison, IA; he died in 2015. Laura had worked at the Marccucci’s Restaurant, Clinton, the former Lord Baltimore, Clinton, and with International Paper Company as a shipping clerk. She enjoyed gardening, canning, baking, playing cards, and needlepoint. Laura was a member of the Red Hats Club, AMVETS Ladies Auxiliary, Clinton Women’s Club, Rebekah Lodge, Women of the Moose, Mercy Auxiliary, and the Clinton Historical Society. Laura is survived by her son, Byron (Judy) Kasterke of Clinton; daughter-in-law, Patricia Kasterke of Clinton; four grandchildren, Dale, Michelle, Zachary, and Kindsey; five great grandchildren, Andrew, Michael, Alex, Nolan, and Abbey; three great-great grandchildren; and two sisters, Roberta Avery of Pennsylvania and Eileen Winegard of Arizona. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her son, Steven, two brothers, and three sisters.

Gathering of Friends

Cremation rites have been accorded. A visitation will be held Friday Jan. 27th from 10:00 AM until the service hour at the Pape Funeral Home.

Memorial Service:

Funeral services will be held Friday at Noon at the Pape Funeral Home. Inurnment will be held at a later date.

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