US Marine Corps

Randal Lee "Randy" Kaster

1961 ~ 2021 (age 60)

Obituary

Randal Lee "Randy" Kaster, 60, of Rushville, IN and Greensburg, IN, passed away Nov. 18, 2021. 

Randy was born in Rushville, IN on November 13th 1961, a son of Charles William and Shirley VanSickle Kaster. 

He was a 1980 graduate of Rushville High School and married Rita Cherry Kaster April 12th 1980 at Main Street Christian Church. Randy enlisted into the United States Marine Corps after high school and completed boot camp at MCRD San Diego, CA.   He served from 1980-1993 in various locations: Meridian, MS; Camp Pendleton, CA; and Cherry Point, NC where he was Aviation Operations Chief (Sergeant) in the VMA-223 Harrier Squadron.

Randy was an avid sports fan and helped coach youth sports in Rushville while his kids were growing up. He also loved military and sports history. He loved to make people laugh, share jokes and tell stories.  He grew up attending the Rushville Boys & Girls Club and became an employee of the club as an adult.  While at the club he would referee and coach games.  Randy had a tremendous impact on the youth of the community and loved helping children.

Recently, Randy was working and was about to retire from Bunge North America in Morristown, IN after a more than two-decade career.  He was always a hard worker and often had two jobs supporting his family.

Randy is survived by his wife, Rita Kaster of Rushville; two sons, Dustin (Krystal) Kaster of Maysville, MO and Matthew (Emily) Kaster of Greenfield, IN, a daughter, Hannah (Saul) Leon of Rushville, IN;  six grandchildren, Joey and Nevada Kaster, Luis and Viviana Leon, and Benjamin and Ezra Kaster.   Also surviving are his brothers, Ronnie (Mary) Palmer of Rushville, IN, Gary (Eleonor) Palmer of Greenfield, IN and Chuck Kaster of Coeur d 'Alene, ID.  Several loving nieces, nephews, cousins and friends will also miss him.

He was preceded in death by his parents, mother and father in law, George and Virginia Cherry, a brother, Billy Jo Kaster, step father, Bob Wright.

A Celebration of Life and Military Honors will be 10AM Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021 at Todd Funeral Centre & Crematory in Rushville with Pastor Darryl Cooper officiating.  Visitation will be at the funeral centre 4 to 8 PM Tuesday Nov. 23, 2021.  Burial will take place at Rushville’s East Hill Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the Rush County Boys and Girls Club.  Please light a candle and share a memory for the family at www.ToddFuneralHome.com.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
November 23, 2021

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Todd Funeral Centre & Crematory
1600 S. SR 3
Rushville, IN 46173

Military Honors
Wednesday
November 24, 2021

10:00 AM
Todd Funeral Centre & Crematory
1600 S. SR 3
Rushville, IN 46173

Celebration of Life
Wednesday
November 24, 2021

10:15 AM
Todd Funeral Centre & Crematory
1600 S. SR 3
Rushville, IN 46173

Burial
Wednesday
November 24, 2021

East Hill Cemetery, Rushville
704 E. SR 44
Rushville, IN 46173

Donations

Boys & Girls Club of Rush County Inc
1590 N Sexton St., Rushville IN 46173
Tel: 1-765-932-2765
Web: https://www.bgcrushco.com/

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