Colleen Kaster

Colleen (Steenblock) Kaster, 48, of Clear Lake, formerly of Kanawha, died Saturday, October 16, 2004 at her residence.

Colleen Renee Steenblock, the daughter of Harvey and Dorothy (Gano) Steenblock was born December 3, 1955, in Belmond, Iowa.  She was raised on a farm southeast of Kanawha until her father passed away in 1968; at that time the family moved into Kanawha.  Colleen graduated from Kanawha High School in 1974.  She was confirmed in the United Methodist Church in Kanawha.

As a child, Colleen enjoyed spending time swinging on the swings and playing with Barbies.  She and her daughter Kelsie loved to shop, fish, and spend quality time together.  Colleen had beautiful handwriting and would spend hours practicing her calligraphy.  She never gave a gift without writing a note or a limerick to include with it, she always thought of others before herself.

Colleen was a former member of the Kanawha United Methodist Church.

Colleen is survived by her husband Robert Kaster of Forest City, daughter Kelsie of Forest City; her mother Dorothy Steenblock of Kanawha; two sisters: Susan (James) Adams of Webster City and Brenda Steenblock of Belmond; two brothers: Michael (Patricia) Mongan of Fulton, Mississippi and Ralph Steenblock of Kanawha; three nephews: Bruce, Clint, and Joshua; great-niece Katelyn; aunt and uncle Richard (Rhea) Steenblock of Belmond; brother-in-law Randy; three sisters-in-law Sharon, Deanna, and Penny; and numerous cousins.

She was preceded in death by her father Harvey in 1968, grandparents, father-in-law Robert, sister-in-law Jody, as well as numerous aunts and uncles.



Date: Thursday, October 21, 2004
Time: 10:30 am
Where: Kanawha United Methodist Church
402 North Main Street, Kanawha, Iowa 50447
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