Rev. William Kastning died April 2, 2013, at his home in Delta. He was 92.
A memorial service was held April 7 at First Baptist Church in Delta with Pastor James Conley officiating. A private family inurnment took place at Eckert Cemetery.
William Ray Kastning was born in Pueblo July 12, 1920, to John and Goldie (Eberling) Kastning. He spent his childhood and attended school in Cedaredge, graduating from Cedaredge High School in 1938. He attended Ottawa University in Ottawa, Kan., and Berkeley Baptist Divinity School in Berkeley, Calif.
He served in the military during World War II.
On March 11, 1946, he married Mary Ann Myers in Delta. They celebrated 67 years of marriage this year. She survives.
Rev. Kastning was a retired minister. He served Colorado American Baptist churches in Austin, Flagler, Center and Trinidad, and was camp director for the Black Forest Baptist Assembly near Colorado Springs.
He enjoyed being a husband, father and grandfather, gathering with family for holidays and special events, spending time outdoors gardening, camping, hiking, fishing, leading youth and adult backpacking trips and cross-country skiing.
Rev. Kastning is survived by his wife, Mary Ann of Delta; two daughters, Judith Niehues-West of Delta and Nancy Kastning of Espanola, N.M.; one son, William "Bill" Kastning and wife Carol of Crested Butte; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three brothers, Robert, Richard and Herbert Kastning.
Memorial contributions may be made to First Baptist Church, 1290 Pioneeer Road, Delta, CO 81416, or to Hospice and Palliative Care of Western Colorado, P.O. Box 24, Delta, CO 81416.
Arrangements were handled by Taylor Funeral Service and Crematory.
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