TOWN OF WAUKESHA

Dr. Bob L. ‘Bob’ Kascht

June 10, 1921 - May 28, 2009

Dr. Bob Kascht, M.D., 87, of the town of Waukesha, died Thursday, May 28, 2009, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital. He was born June 10, 1921, in Waterloo, Iowa, to Lawrence and Esther (nee Rubert) Kascht.

On Sept. 22, 1951, he married Mary Ann Remmel in Milwaukee. He received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Northern Iowa in English and then went on to Northwestern University Medical School. He served as a captain in the U.S. Air Force. Bob enjoyed his hobby farm, which was purchased in 1962 in Elkhart Lake. He has been a member of St. John Neumann Catholic Church since 1977 and had been a school board and parish council member at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Bob had served as chairman of the Archbishop’s Appeal for one year, served on the Waukesha Symphony Board of Directors and was a member of the Friends of Retzer Nature Center. As chief of pathology at Waukesha Memorial Hospital, he established the School of Medical Technology program. Bob was an exceptionally charitable man who contributed his time and money to numerous causes. He had an uncommon love of chocolate and desserts. He enjoyed reading and writing, and in 2008 published a memoir "Good Genes, Luck, and Lots of Prayers."

He will be greatly missed by his wife, Mary Ann of Waukesha, along with their children, Larry (Jackie) Kascht of Waukesha, Steve (Tena) Kascht of Centennial, Colo., Dr. Mary Beth, (Mike) Charland of Woodbury, Minn., and John (Dolores Motichka) of Honesdale, Pa. Bob had five grandchildren, Jennifer, Joe (fiancee Christina Dockendorf), Erin, Laurel and Heather. He is further survived by his brother, Richard (Marian) Kascht of Stockton, Calif., and other relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. until the 8 p.m. rosary service Sunday, May 31, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Services continue at the funeral home on Monday, June 1, with prayers beginning at 9:15 a.m. followed by the procession to St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 2400 W. Highway 59, Waukesha, for the 10 a.m. funeral Mass. Interment will follow at St. Joseph’s Cemetery.

Memorials in Bob’s name are appreciated to The Friends of Retzer Nature Center, W284-S1530 Highway DT, Waukesha, WI 53189, or the Waukesha Memorial Hospital Foundation, 725 American Ave., Waukesha, WI 53188.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com for directions or to leave an online tribute.