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Marlene V. Kaestner

Marlene V. Kaestner, nee Josten, 89, of Waterloo, IL, died September 30, 2021, in St. Louis, MO. She was born October 15, 1931, in Harrisonville, IL.

She is survived by her children Michael (Susan) Kaestner, Linda (Michael) Mueller, and Trudi (Kevin) Vogt; grandchildren Aaron (Carrie) Kaestner, Matthew (Loren) Kaestner, Ryan (Danielle McNamara) Mueller, Amanda (Duo Park) Mueller, Tim (fiance Alexis Matzenbacher) Vogt, Nathan (fiance Kimberli Moore) Vogt; great grandchildren Samantha and Molly Kaestner; nieces, nephews, cousins, and many friends.

She is preceded in death by her husband Edgar A. Kaestner; parents Henry J. and Clara A. (nee Offermann) Josten.

Marlene was a grateful recipient of a kidney from an organ donor. She would be honored if you would sign up to be an organ donor. You can sign up at http://www.organdonor.gov or when you renew your driver's license.

She was a member of St. John UCC - Valmeyer, Valmeyer American Legion Auxiliary, retired Nurses of Monroe County.

As an expression of sympathy, the family prefers donations be made in Memory of Marlene Kaestner to The Foundation For Barnes-Jewish Hospital with the gift being directed to the Transplant Center. http://www.foundationbarnesjewish.org

At Marlene's request there will be no visitation or services.

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I remember Marlene most for her nice and pleasant personality, which never seemed to change. Our deepest sympathies to the family.

Kevin Joseph Andres Oct 23 2021 8:14 AM

We are so sorry for the loss of Marlene. God grant you comfort and peace as you face the coming days.

Marvin and Carolyn Henry Oct 9 2021 9:01 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marlene Kaestner

Pamela Coplin Oct 9 2021 3:38 PM

Sorry to hear of your loss. Marlene was my birthday buddy. We worked together for quite a few years. A wonderful person! Prayers for all the family

Linda and Robert Schmidt Oct 4 2021 12:41 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marlene Kaestner

Pam Foster-Coplin Oct 3 2021 4:38 PM

I am so sorry for your loss. I so remember coming over and sitting back in your large family room with all those shelves of books. Great times with a great family. My thoughts are with you .

Pam Roever Oct 3 2021 3:07 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marlene Kaestner

Luann Walsh Oct 3 2021 2:11 PM

Marlene was the first one to pitch in and volunteer! She was a great mom, grandma, and wonderful person! Keeping ALL of you in my prayers!

Brenda S. Johnson Oct 3 2021 9:44 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Marlene Kaestner

Patti & Morris Brandt Oct 2 2021 11:30 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Marlene Kaestner

Rita Oct 2 2021 8:46 PM

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