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“Ted and I were saddened to learn of Herb's death. We know you will be comforted by all your wonderful family memories. Our sincere sympathy goes...Read More »
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“Kim: So very sorry to here about your dad. My condolences to you and your family. I lost my dad 4 years ago. It never gets easier. You just come...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Betsy Barnhill City Detention

“Dear Marcia and Family, So Sorry to hear the loss of Herb. He always had a smile on his face a always asked about our family when we would run into...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Rusty and Jacque Schrubba

“To Marcia and Her Family. Ernie and I were saddened to hear the news of Herb's passing. I'm afraid we are unable to attend the services on December...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: Ernie and Stephanie White

“Kim and family, we are never prepared for the loss of a love one, but God is always prepared to help us through that loss. May the presence of God,...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Sgt. Daryl Green

“Our deepest sympathy at this time of sorrow. ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: Raymond and Helen Sanders

“Dear Marcia and Family, We were very sad to hear of Herb's passing. We go back a long ways to childhood with many fond memories. May the Lord give...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Ron and Marilyn Rutz

“The entire staff at Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home wishes to extend our sympathy to your family. ”
8 of 8 | Posted by: Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home

Herbert O. Kasischke, 70, of St. Joseph, passed away on Friday, December 8, 2006, at Lakeland Regional Medical Center in St. Joseph.A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., on Tuesday, December 12, 2006, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 613 Court St., St. Joseph with Rev. Thomas Batsky officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Cemetery in St. Joseph. Friends may visit with the family on Monday, December 11, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., at Kerley-Starks & Menchinger Family Funeral Home, 2650 Niles Rd., St. Joseph. Memorial donations may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. Friends may send the family a condolence message or sign the guest book on-line at Herb was born to William and Helen (Natzke) Kasischke on February 23, 1936, in St. Joseph. He was a lifelong member of Trinity Lutheran Church where he also attended elementary and middle school. A member of the St. Joseph High School Class of 1954, Herb married his classmate and the love of his life, Marcia Jeanne Rill, and together they raised three children. Herb worked for Hughes Plastics, George Miller & Sons, and Leaseway Corp. in St. Joseph. Herb loved traveling in his RV, camping, square dancing, attending summer band concerts and socializing with his family and many friends. Herb had an adventurous spirit and a generous heart. Herb was a loving husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be sadly missed.Herb is survived by his wife, Marcia; children, Kevin Kasischke of St. Joseph, Kim Halverson of Okemos, MI and Karrin Kasischke of Portage, MI; grandchildren, Emily and Kyle Halverson of Okemos, MI; brothers Martin (Mildred) Kasischke of Sun City, AZ and Ludwig (Tove) Kasischke of Locust Grove, VA; and sister, Helen (Thomas) Craig of Bangor, MI. Herb was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert Kasischke; and a sister, Anna Radtke.