Jana Kasten, age 62, of Edwardsville, passed away Thursday, January 1, in Barnes-Jewish-Christian Hospital in St. Louis. Funeral services for 62 year-old Jana Kasten will be Monday, January 5 at 10:00 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Highland. Burial will be in Rose Lawn Memory Gardens in Bethalto. Friends may call Sunday from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home in Highland and Monday from 9:00 a.m. to service time at the church. Memorials are suggested to the Siteman Cancer Center or St. Louis Children’s Hospital.
She was born March 22, 1952, in Troy, IL, the daughter of Fremont H. and Florence A. (nee Kueker) Klueter.
On October 27, 2012, she married William “Bill” J. Kasten who survives.
She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church.
Jana was a 1970 graduate of Triad High School and received a BS in Education from SIUE. She lived briefly in Hawaii, then moved to Highland and then to Troy (Edwardsville) in 2014. She worked for over 20 years at Scott Air Force Base as a Budget Analysis for Trans Comm. She was the church organist at Hope Lutheran Church and gave private piano lessons. She enjoyed gardening, bike riding and loved her grandchildren.
Survivors include :
Husband – William “Bill” J. Kasten, Edwardsville, IL
Son – Daniel C. (Barb) Ashford, Highland, IL
Son – Jason M. (Sarah) Ashford, Centralia, IL
Daughter – Jamie L. (Chris) Andrews, Saint Jacob, IL
Daughter – Caroline M. (Cory) Crandall, Glen Carbon, IL
Daughter – Andrea S. Kasten, Wood River, IL
Grandchild – Titus M. Ashford, Centralia, IL
Grandchild – Levi K. Ashford, Highland, IL
Grandchild – Reed Ashford, Centralia, IL
Grandchild – Eilee O.M. Ashford, Centralia, IL
Grandchild – Lillian M. Andrews, Saint Jacob, IL
Brother – Russell (Linda) Klueter, Worden, IL
She was preceded in death by :
Father – Fremont H. Klueter
Mother – Florence A. Klueter nee Kueker
Brother – Dale Klueter
Spengel-Boulanger Funeral Home
1501 Ninth at Lemon Street
Highland, IL 62249