1921 - 2016

Robert “Bob” Kastner, 95, of San Jose, died Thursday morning, Nov. 10, 2016, at Hopedale Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 7, 1921, in Pekin to Samuel and Bessie Meeker Kastner. He married Leona Ethell Dec. 10, 1947, in Manito, she survives.

He is survived by his wife, Leona Kastner; a son, David (Judy) Kastner of San Jose; two daughters, Mary Ann Kastner of Bloomington and Janet (Gary) Cross of Emden; five grandchildren, Stacy (Scott) Gillard, Ryan (Amy) Cross, Alyson (Carsten) Christensen, Andrea (Wing) Lau and Drew (Erin) Kastner; and six great-grandsons.

Bob was a Veteran of the Army Air Corp serving in the South Pacific during World War II. After the war, he returned to Manito, and then proceeded to farm in San Jose until he retired.

The family will receive friends from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 13, at San Jose United Methodist Church.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Monday at the church. Burial with military honors will follow in Meadow Lawn Cemetery in Manito.

Memorial contributions may be made to The San Jose United Methodist Church, Hopedale Commons, or St. Judes Children Hospital.

Maas-Hurley Funeral Home in Manito is in charge of arrangements.

To offer condolences online, visit www.hurleyfh.com.