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Margaret M. Kastengren

August 23, 1920 — October 20, 2007


August 23, 1920
Sutherland, Iowa
October 20, 2007
Sutherland, Iowa

10:30 A.M. Wednesday
October 24, 2007
Sacred Heart Catholic Church
Sutherland, Iowa
Father Tim Hogan ~ Officiating
Scripture reading: Michael Boetel

“The Old Rugged Cross” sung by Jenee Boetel
“I Have Loved You” sung by Jenee Boetel
“On Eagle’s Wings” sung by Jenee Boetel
“Wind Beneath My Wings”
Organist: Terri Carnahan
Tim Patrick Jack Kastengren
B.J. Briggs Mathew Kastengren
Michael Boetel Daniel Boetel

Calvary Cemetery
Sutherland, Iowa

Arrangements under the care of Gaudian~Eldridge Funeral Home

After the graveside service relatives and friends are invited to join the family at the fellowship hall of the church.
Margaret Mary Kastengren, the daughter of Mathias J. and Inez (Cooper) Noethe was born August 23, 1920 on a farm near Sutherland, Iowa. She attended country schools later graduating from Sutherland High School in 1939. On June 30, 1949, she was united in marriage to Nels Henry Kastengren at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. After their marriage the couple farmed near Sutherland until moving to Cherokee in 1967. In 1968, she graduated from nursing school in Cherokee. She was employed as a licensed practical nurse at the Sutherland Care Center and at the Hilltop Care Center in Cherokee until her retirement. The couple later moved back to Sutherland to make their home. She passed away at the Sutherland Care Center on Saturday, October 20, 2007 reaching the age of 87 years, 1 month and 27 days.
She attended the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Sutherland and was a member of the Ladies Guild of the church. She was also a member of the America Legion Auxiliary of Sutherland. In her retirement years she continued to express her love of nature through flowers and vegetable gardening. Margaret's true love of life included, care giving and kindness to others. No person or creature needing care, were left unattended.
Margaret leaves to cherish her memory her husband of 48 years, Nels of Sutherland; two daughters, Patty Patrick of Marcus, Iowa and Mickey and her husband Doug, Boetel of Springdale, Arkansas; one son, Jack Kastengren of Yankton, South Dakota; also 10 grandchildren, Becky, Debby, Tim, David, B.J., Matthew, Patty, Robert, Michael, and Daniel; also 21 great-grandchildren and 5 great-great-grandchildren; also one sister, Kathryn and her husband, Henry Haht of Sutherland; also nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a daughter, Carolyn Kay Markelo; son-in-law, Larry Patrick; a daughter-in-law, Carol Kastengren and her parents.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father, who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done on earth,
as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread;
And forgive us our trespasses, as we
forgive those who trespass against us;
And lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.

For thine is the kingdom,
and the power, and the glory,
forever and ever.


A bitter grief a shock severe
To part with one we loved so dear.
Our loss is great, we’ll not complain
But trust in Christ to meet again.
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