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1971 Rachel 2006

Rachel R. Kastner

February 15, 1971 — October 15, 2006


February 15, 1971
Cherokee, Iowa
October 15, 2006
Burnsville, Minnesota

10:30 A.M. Tuesday
October 24, 2006
Peace Lutheran Church
Marcus, Iowa
Rev. Donald Meyer, pastor of
Trinity Lutheran Church in Marcus, Iowa

“The Lord’s Prayer”
“On Eagle’s Wings”
Sung by: Lisa Mayer
Organist: Lois Krekow

Brian Peck David Saffrin
Kyle Robinson Dave Plagman
Tim Plagman Michael Plagman

Marcus-Amherest Cemetery
Marcus, Iowa

Arrangements under the care of
Gaudian~Eldridge Funeral Home

After the graveside service relatives
and friends are invited to join
the family in the fellowship hall
of the church.

Memorials can be directed to the:
Farmers State Bank in Marcus
for the family.

Rachel Renae Kastner, the daughter of Donna (Schuknecht) and fathers, Dennis Specht and Steve Rassel was born February 15, 1971 in Cherokee, Iowa. She received her education in Marcus– Meriden - Cleghorn Public schools graduating in 1989. While in school she excelled in sports, being on the Marcus swim team, lettering all 4 years in volleyball, basketball, track, softball and receiving many honors. She was also involved in vocal music. After graduation she worked at Casey’s in Marcus. She lived in Sheldon working at Data Dimensions and later Estherville, Iowa. She was united in marriage to Travis Kastner in Marcus, Iowa. The last seven years, Rachel has lived in Burnsville, Minnesota, where she has been employed as Director of Operations and Marketing for Strategic Benefits Group. She passed away at her home in Burnsville on Sunday, October 15, 2006, reaching the age of 35 years and 8 months.
Rachel was baptized on March 6, 1971 and later confirmed on June 2, 1985 at Peace Lutheran Church in Marcus, Iowa. Rachel was known as a giving and caring person and always thinking of others. She was dedicated to her children, family and to her work. She enjoyed playing softball, volleyball, golfing, NASCAR and was a serious Dale Earnhardt Jr. fan.
Left to cherish her memory her children, Jeremy, Jessica and Jamee Kastner all of Burnsville; her mother and father, Donna and Dennis Specht of Marcus, Iowa; and her father, Steve Rassel of Blue Springs, Missouri; a sister, Kyra Block and her children, Matthew, Brynt and Jenna Jo of Spencer, Iowa; a brother, Jon and his wife, Heather Specht and their children, Britney, Nicole and Zack of Cherokee, Iowa; grandparents, Sylven and Gladys Schuknecht and Chester and Midge Specht all of Cleghorn, Iowa; her great-grandmother, Viviann Specht of Marcus, Iowa; also aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends.

Jesus said,
“In my Father’s house are many rooms;
if it were not so would I have told you
that I go to prepare a place for you?
And when I go and prepare a place for
you, I will come again and will take
you to myself, that where I am you
may be also. And you know the way I
am going.”

“I am the way, and the truth,
and the life;
no one comes to the Father,
but by me.”

“Because I live, you will live also.”

John 14:2-6, 19
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