Kasten, Charlotte newspapersOn Wednesday, June 22, 2016, Charlotte Sue Kasten, 67, of Jackson, answered the invitation of Jesus to “Come home to the mansion prepared for her”.    She passed away peacefully at her home, following a valiant, 11-year battle with breast cancer.  Her unwavering faith saw her through all the steps of the journey.  Her infectious smile and strong faith, touched hundreds if not thousands of people; and these countless friendships lent her to be thought of as “Mom”, “Grandma” and “Auntie” to many.

The second of five children (a twin to Shirley), Charlotte was born February 15, 1949, in Cape Girardeau, to Gilbert and Leona (Hecht) Mangels. She attended St. Paul Lutheran School and was a 1968 graduate of Jackson High School.  She was baptized and confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church, where she was also united in marriage to Clyde Kasten on November 20, 1971.  All their children were also baptized and confirmed at St Paul.

Charlotte worked at the former Kroger Egg Grading Plant in Jackson; as a cook at St Paul Lutheran School and Jackson R-2; did some baby-sitting and house cleaning; and taught 4-year old Sunday school many years.  She enjoyed books, cooking, crafts, and dancing. Since retirement, her favorite passions were spoiling the grandchildren and packing seeds for Hope Seeds.

She is survived by her husband of 44 years, Clyde, of the home; two sons and a daughter: Jonathan (Roxanne) Kasten of Cape Girardeau and son Patrick of Yuma, Arizona; Matthew (Amy) Kasten and children Caleb, Kelsey and Cole of Jackson, and Joy (Dave) Cline and daughters, Dharma and Madlyn of Cape Girardeau; three step-grandchildren: Brandon Hamilton and children Kyra, Gunner, and Jaxon; Shaina Garska; and Steven Brown; twin sister, Shirley (Willie) Kasten of Uniontown, Missouri; three brothers, Earl (Patty) Mangels of Bunceton, Missouri, Michael (Kim) Mangels of Millersville, and Timothy (Wanda) Mangels of Jackson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Gilbert and Leona Mangels.

All arrangements are at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Jackson as follows:

Vistation will be Friday, June 24, 2016, from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, and Saturday, June 25, 2016, from 9 a.m. to service time at the church.

The funeral will be Saturday, at 11 a.m., at the church, with the Revs. Eric Longman and Josh Schmidt officiating.

Interment will follow at Russell Heights Cemetery in Jackson.

In lieu of flowers, Charlotte requested memorial contributions to Hope Seeds; St Paul Lutheran Church or School; the Rev. Bob Henrichs Library at St. Paul; Saxony Lutheran High School; St Paul Radio Ministry; or the American Cancer Society.

Arrangements by McCombs Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Jackson.

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18 Comments
  1. What a wonderful woman. She was very much respected and loved. My thoughts and prayers are with you in this time of sorrow.

  2. Larry

    Clyde our deepest sympathy to you and your family, know that you are in our hearts and in our prayers.
    Larry and Bev Erdmann.

  3. Anna Phillips

    Praying for the family! Charlotte was an amazing woman!

  4. Alma and Neal Erdmann

    God’s Blessings to you, Clyde and family upon the lose of a truly special and inspirational woman. She always made everyone that she came into contact feel blessed. I will always cherish how she made me feel when I first became part of the family. Loved both of you dearly. Clyde you are in Neal and my thoughts and prayers.

  5. Beth Jaco Amelunke

    I’m so sorry to hear about this. Charlotte was such a wonderful person and pleasure to be around. My sympathy to Clyde and the entire family.

  6. Dr Wood, Dr Dohogne, Tammy, Angie and Kelsey

    We at Leet Eyecare were saddened to hear of Charlottes passing. She would brighten our day when she walked in the office. She always had a smile and with all she had been through her attitude was one to be admired. She is one of those patients that we would occasionally just say to each other, I wonder how Charlotte is doing? We can rest assured that she is doing well now in Heaven. Clyde, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time.

  7. Dr Wood, Dr Dohogne, Tammy, Angie and Kelsey

    We at Leet Eyecare were saddened to hear of Charlottes passing. She would brighten our day when she walked into the office. She always had a smile and with all she had been through her attitude was one to be admired. She is one of those patients that we would occasionally say I wonder how Charlotte is doing? We can rest assured now that she is doing well in Heaven. Clyde our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  8. Joy, Hannah and family
    We are so sorry for your loss and all of you are in our thoughts and prayers.
    God’s Peace and Blessings

    Comfort Keepers At Home Help – Sherry James and staff

  9. mike and elizabeth turbeville & family

    Joy we were so saddened to hear of your mother’s passing. She’s flying high now with the angels. You and your family will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  10. Jo Ann Knoll

    Clyde, my heart hurts for you and your family. Charlotte was a special person in so many ways. Her faith, attitude and smile were an inspiration for many. I know she’s in a better place, so my thoughts and prayers are for you and your family.

  11. JOANE WHITLEDGE

    DEAR CLYDE, MY SOUL SINGS WITH THE ANGLE’S ,CAUSE I KNOW THAT MRS. CHARLOTTE WALKED IN THE GATES OF HEAVEN WITH A EVEN BIGGER SWEET SMILE ON HER FACE. BUT MY HEART HURTS, FOR THE PAIN YOU MUST FACE UNTIL YOU ARE WITH HER AGAIN. YOU WILL CONTINUAL TO BE IN MY PRAYERS.

  12. Larry Urhahn

    From Larry Urhahn:
    My deepest sympathies go out to you, Clyde. Your wife had a very positive outlook and maintained that through her entire illness.

  13. jean mueller

    I will miss you my friend. God has surely blessed us. May you rest in His peace, good and faithful servant.
    j

  14. Tom and Eunice Buerck

    Clyde, you and your family has our deepest sympathy and pr

  15. Uncle Clyde, Jonathan, Mathew, and Joy
    Deepest sympathy to you all. Aunt Charlotte was a very positive person, no matter what the circumstances were. She never let her illness rule her. She was loved very much and will be deeply missed. No words can ever take away the lose of her in your lives, but just knowing that she is now with the Lord, in heaven is better for her.
    Love you Aunt Charlotte!

  16. Gale Masterson

    So very so sorry for your loss. She is doing what she loved on earth, now in heaven. My prayers are with you and your family.

  17. Alisha Grant

    Joy, I am so sorry for your loss. Your mom was a hero and will be missed by many.

  18. Christy Bollinger

    Clyde,
    I’m so sorry for your loss. I’ll miss seeing Charlotte at Relay For Life. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

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