Jacqueline E. Kasten, 87

Jacqueline E. Kasten (nee Johnson), 87, of West Bend, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, at the Kathy Hospice in the town of Polk.

She was born on Oct. 21, 1923, in Clintonville to the late John and Sophia (nee Hoag) Johnson. On Oct. 9, 1943, Jacqueline was united in marriage to John Kasten in Milwaukee.

Jacqueline was a member of Pilgrim Evalgelical Lutheran Church and its Alter Guild. She was also a member of the West Bend Country Club. She enjoyed traveling throughout the United States and around the world.

She is survived by her husband, John of West Bend; two children, Toni (William) Bauman and David (Marilyn) Kasten, both of West Bend; son-inlaw, Charles Susmilch of Madison; six grandchildren, Ami (Manuel) deJoya, Christian Bauman, Anne (Greg) Chism, Tim Fellenz, Michael (Michaelle) Kasten and Craig Kasten; five greatgrandchildren , Evan and Megan deJoya, Aidan and Becca Bauman and Aaron Hilgers; two sisters, Shirley Hanson of Clintonville and Florence Olson of Des Moines, Iowa; other relatives, and friends.

Jacqueline was preceded in death by her parents; her daughter, Barbara Susmilch; and two sisters, Kathryn Eulrich and Dorothy Seitz.

Funeral services in remembrance of Jacqueline will be held Monday, Feb. 7, at 1:30 p.m. at Pilgrim Evalgelical Lutheran Church, 462 Meadowbrook Drive, West Bend. The Rev. Joseph Fisher and the Rev. Christopher Raffa will officiate. Visitation will be at the church from 11:30 a.m. until the time of the service. Entombment will follow in Washington County Memorial Park.

Myrhum-Patten Funeral and Cremation Service is assisting the family. Online guestbook and condolences may be found at