Gerald “Jerry” Arthur Kasten, 80, a Northland resident of Kansas City, MO passed away Monday, March 8, 2021 with his loving family by his side. Jerry was born January 19, 1941 to John and Angela (Pfeffer) Kasten in Morris, Illinois.Jerry was united in marriage with Sharon Allison on December 23, 1967 in Streator, Illinois.
Jerry was devoted to both his Lord, his family and he held a special place in his heart for the Blessed Mother Mary.
Jerry came from humble beginnings, always a hard-worker, which lead him to become a successful businessman and owner of J&S Tool and Fastner for 30 years; 1981 ~ 2009. He will be remembered as a loving family man, a wonderful provider, generous, kind, patient, and loving to all.
He enjoyed traveling, golfing, spending time at his lake house with family and friends, and mostly he loved spending time with Sharon, the kids, and grandkids.
He adored his nieces and nephews, and could always make them smile with a pat on the shoulder, a wink and smile, and a “hey Bub” or “hey sis.” He loved and was loved, and will be greatly missed by all that knew and loved him.
Jerry is survived by his loving wife, Sharon; three children: Joy Lynn Larson (Danny) of Kansas City, MO; David Michael Kasten (Susan) of Smithville, MO; Jill Lynn Zeil of Kansas City, MO; eight grandchildren: Caleb Murphy; Ashley Ellifrits (Sam); Tanner Zeil; Allie Murphy; Chase Kasten (Hayley); Nic Zeil; Katie Kasten; Cole Kasten; and a great-granddaughter, Kinsley Grace Kasten; one sister: Elaine Paulus and two brothers, Bill Kasten and Fran Kasten. He was preceded in death by both parents, a brother, Dick Kasten and son-in-law Bruce Zeil.
All services will be held on Saturday, March 13, 2021, at St. Therese Catholic Church, 7207 NW Highway 9, Kansas City, MO 64152. The family will receive friends and celebrate Jerry’s life from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. downstairs in the Wooldridge Center & Parish Hall, where a Sharing of Memories time will be begin at 11:00 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will follow at 12:00 p.m. Saturday at the church. Private burial will take place. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry. Arrangements are under the direction of the Meyers Northland Chapel in Parkville. Memories of Jerry and condolences may be shared at Meyersfuneralchapel.com.
**Please note, The Funeral Mass will be streamed live. The link will appear at the top of this page.