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Olga B. Kastner, 98, formerly State Center

Olga B. Kastner, age 98, of Lebanon, Ohio, formerly of State Center, Iowa, passed away June 14, 2020 at Otterbein Senior Living Community in Lebanon.  

Services for Olga will be held on Saturday, June 27 at 10:30 A.M. at Trinity Lutheran Church in State Center, Iowa, with visitation occurring Friday, June 26 from 6:00 – 9:00 P.M. at the Mitchell Family Funeral Home East Marshall Chapel in State Center.  For questions or to leave a condolence, please contact Mitchell Family Funeral Home at or 641-844-1234.

Olga was born September 20, 1921 to parents Adolph and Bertha (Kushman) Schoeneck in Enterprise, Wisconsin.  She graduated from Rhinelander High School in 1939 and went on to attend Oneida Teacher’s Normal School.  Olga taught school for 5 years in Oneida and Langlade counties in Wisconsin.  

She was united in marriage to Anton “Tony” Kastner on June 15, 1946 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Enterprise, Wisconsin.  They moved to State Center and lived there for 40 years before Tony passed away.  Olga stayed in State Center until 2014, when she moved to Ohio to be near her son David and his family.

Olga was a very active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in State Center.  She taught Sunday school for over 50 years, sang in the choir and worked as a Trinity Aid officer.  She spent 19 years working in Food Services for the West Marshall School system.  Olga was involved in many organizations throughout her life in State Center, including Ladies Legion Auxiliary, Questers Club, Young Woman’s Club, Merry Maids, and Tuesday and Wednesday Lincoln Valley Card Club.  After moving, she became a member of King of Kings Lutheran Church in Mason, Ohio and made many new friends.  In her free time, Olga enjoyed playing cards, baking, and writing poems and plays.

Left to cherish her memory is her son David (Margaret) Kastner, granddaughter Laurie (Scott) Doughman, great-grandchildren Paige and Ryan Doughman, and many nieces and nephews.

Olga is preceded in death by her beloved husband Tony; her parents; her brothers William Schoeneck, Alfred Schoeneck, Rudolph Schoeneck, Lester Schoeneck and Eugene Schoeneck; her sisters Ann Olson, Dorothy Gordon, Alice Buck, and Alcena Haislmaier; and, her niece and nephews Jan Buck, Jim Haislmaier, and Randy Schoeneck.

In lieu of flowers, people may want to contribute to these charities near and dear to Olga and her family:

PKD Foundation
PO Box 871847
Kansas City, MO 64187



Trinity Lutheran Church
PO Box 632
206 1st Ave South
State Center, IA 50247

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