Sharon K. Kasten, 67, died Thursday Dec. 19, 2013 at Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.

Sharon was born Oct. 31, 1946, in Spring Grove to Darrel and Jarla Johnson. She graduated from Rose Creek High School in 1964. Sharon married David Kasten on Oct. 1, 1966, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Austin, Minn. They had two children that they raised on a farm near LeRoy, Minn.

Sharon is preceded in death by her beloved sister, Polly. The two of them loved to take trips to Lake Tahoe and Virginia. Sharon is also preceded in death by her son, Rodney. The two of them shared a love of flowers, cooking, baking and entertaining family. She was never the same after that tragic day in June 2002, and it gives her family tremendous peace knowing the two of them are reunited once again.

Sharon loved her family, her cats, playing bridge, bingo, and taking trips to Virginia to see her daughter and grandchildren.

Survivors include her husband, David Kasten, of LeRoy; one daughter, Rhonda (David) Tuck, Lake Monticello, Va.; four grandchildren, Riley Kasten of Byron, Minn., Hayley Tuck, Allyson Tuck and Aiden Tuck of Lake Monticello, Va.; two sisters, Pam Meling and Cindy Graham, both of Austin; and two brothers, Rick Johnson of Austin and Randy Johnson of Rose Creek.

Memorial services for will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 28, at the LeRoy Lutheran Church with the Rev Herman Bakker officiating. Burial will be in the Big Spring Cemetery at a later date. Friends may call at the church for one hour prior to the service at the church.

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