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Evelyn L (Rauh) Kasten

August 11, 1927 ~ March 5, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Evelyn Kasten Obituary

Evelyn L. Kasten, 96, of Cape Girardeau, passed away Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at the Lutheran Home in Cape Girardeau.

She was born August 11, 1927, in Pocahontas, to Oscar E. and Elsa Gerler Rauh. She was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith at Zion Lutheran Church in Pocahontas, Missouri, also the church of her marriage to Eugene W. Kasten, on May 9, 1948.

Evelyn earned a two year diploma from the former Pocahontas High School, and completed her education at Jackson High School.

Evelyn and Eugene worked many years together at Rental Land in Cape Girardeau. Evelyn was the bookkeeper and Eugene worked in all the other aspects of the business. They had been married 67 years when Eugene passed away June 1, 2015.

Evelyn was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau, where she sang in the choir and was a member of the Ladies Aid and the Altar Guild.

Evelyn enjoyed every aspect of caring for her family. She liked vegetable and flower gardening, canning; fishing; keeping her grandkids at every oportunity. She was also an accomplished seamstress and previously served as a 4-H sewing instructor.

Loving survivors include two children, Mark (Beverly) Kasten of Pocahontas and Heidi Kasten of Shawnee, Kansas; two grandchildren, Amy Kasten-Yates and husband Gibbie of Jackson and Jennifer (Daniel) Hoskins of Kirkwood, Missouri; five great-grandchildren: Blake Kasten, Hailey Yates, Riley Yates, and Jack and Joey Hoskins; and a sister, Mildred (late E. C.) Younghouse of Cape Girardeau.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; a sister, Virginia (Paul G.) Winter; and Eugene's sister, Ruth (Gene) Sample.

Visitation is from 9:30 to 11 a.m., Monday, March 11, 2024, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cape Girardeau. The Rev. Douglas Breite will conduct a memorial service at 11 a.m., Monday, March 11, 2024, at the church.

Evelyn will privately be laid to rest next to her late husband, Eugene Kasten, at Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery in Cape Girardeau.

If considering a memorial contribution, the family suggests Trinity Lutheran Church.

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Memorial Visitation
March 11, 2024

9:30 AM to 11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church - Cape Girardeau
100 N. Frederick St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Memorial Service
March 11, 2024

11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church - Cape Girardeau
100 N. Frederick St.
Cape Girardeau, MO 63701

Private Committal

Cape County Memorial Park Cemetery, Cape Girardeau, MO


Trinity Lutheran Church - Cape Girardeau
100 N. Frederick Street, Cape Girardeau MO 63701
Tel: 1-573-335-8224


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