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Richard “Dick” H. Kast, 79

Sep 11, 2020

Dick Kast

Fairmont A Celebration of Life Service for Richard “Dick” H. Kast, 79, of Fairmont, was held Monday, Sept. 7, 2020, at the Christian Church of Fairmont. A private family burial will be held at a later date.

Dick passed away peacefully Tuesday morning, Sept. 1, 2020, at the Mayo Clinic Health Systems in Mankato with family by his side. The Lakeview Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Fairmont is assisting the family with arrangements.

Richard “Dick” Harlan Kast was born on Jan. 12, 1941, on a family farm near Elmore, the son of William and Mildred (Boettcher) Kast. Dick lived with his family on a farm near Blue Earth and began his education attending school in Blue Earth. The family then moved closer to Elmore where he graduated from Elmore High School with the class of 1959.

In 1973, Dick was united in marriage to Sue Anderson at the Salem United Methodist Church in Blue Earth. Together the couple made their home in Fairmont and in 1985 move to the farm. Dick and Sue were blessed with a son, Chris, his pride and joy.

Dick loved growing up in the 50’s and 60’s and found a passion for the muscle cars. He loved turning wrenches and could often be found with greasy hands and his head under the hood of one of his favorite Chevy’s or fighting with a dirty diesel engine. Dick worked at Marlin Chevrolet, Blachowske Trucking, and International Harvester, until venturing out on his own where he owned and operated his own service station and continued working on vehicles of all types until his health recently prevented him from doing so. He was an excellent fabricator, often making his own tools and equipment. Dick believed in building before buying and enjoyed helping people fix whatever needed fixing. He loved the cars of the 50’s and 60’s and had a special place in his heart in collecting memorabilia from that era. Dick laughed while reminiscing with friends and family about days past and memories of nights filled racing his 409’s. Dick lived life to the fullest and found great joy in cruising the open road on his motorcycle with Sue and their friends. He loved his family beyond measure. Dick also loved his pets and will be especially missed by Harley and Toes. He enjoyed life on the farm and sawing and splitting wood with Sue. Dick could also be found on one of his many John Deere tractors mowing lawn or moving snow. He was a member of the Christian Church of Fairmont. Dick will be greatly missed by those that loved him and called him a friend.

Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Sue Kast, of Fairmont; son, Chris (Paula) Kast, of Kasson; grandchildren, Colton Peterson, Alex Peterson, and Elise Peterson, all of Kasson; sister, Beverly (Gwen) Krosch, of Elmore; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Ken (Helga) Anderson, of Fairmont, Linda Anderson, of Fairmont, and Lois Anderson, of Winnebago; as well as many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Dick was preceded in death by his parents, William and Mildred Kast; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Melvin and LaZetta Anderson and a brother-in-law, Ray Anderson.