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Carolyn J. Kaster June 24, 1943- February 11, 2010

Carolyn J. Kaster, 66, of Creston, Iowa died February 11, 2010, at the Greater Regional Hospice Home.

Carolyn J. Kaster, daughter of Lucille W. (Allen) and Glen H. Higgins was born June 24, 1943 in Creston, Iowa. She was raised in Creston and graduated from Creston high school in 1961. She moved away for six years and returned in October 1968.

On May 31, 1974 Carolyn married Richard ‘Dick’ J. Kaster in Creston. She worked at Bunn-O-Matic for 20 years before retiring January 4, 1999, because of ill health. Carolyn was a member of Eagles Lodge No. 1398 of Creston.

She is survived by her husband, Dick Kaster of Creston, Iowa; sons, Gene (wife Dawn) Christensen of Afton, Iowa and Bob (wife Karen) Christensen of Diagonal, Iowa; stepsons, Rick and Perry Kaster, both of West Des Moines, Iowa; stepdaughters, Teri (husband Bill) Serdahl of Oquawka, Illinois and Tammy (husband Dan) Terrebonne of Des Moines, Iowa; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; brother Glen D. Higgins of Creston, Iowa; nephews, Ronnie Higgins of Creston, Iowa and Robbie Higgins of Michigan; one great-niece, Morgan Higgins of Creston, Iowa, and a sister-in-law, Betty Comer of  Mount Ayr.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her parents; grandparents; infant niece, Christie, and several aunts and uncles.

Funeral services were held Monday, February 15 at Pearson-Coen-Beaty Family Funeral Service in Creston with Rev. Shonda Deranleau of Truro United Church of Christ officiating.

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