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Ronald Kasten

April 10, 1947 — May 14, 2021

Battle Creek

Ronald James Kasten (Ron, Doc), age 74, of Battle Creek, Michigan, died peacefully at home surrounded by his family on May 14, 2021, after a battle with cancer.  Ron, son of Lloyd and Phyllis Kasten, grew up in LaCrescent, Minnesota.

After graduating high school at Luther High in 1965, he pursued his dream of becoming a chiropractor.  He attended Palmer Chiropractic College in Davenport, Iowa.  After graduating he began his career in Battle Creek, Michigan.  He opened Kasten Chiropractic Clinic in 1975. He was dedicated to the health of others for 50 years of service before retiring.  His daughter, Jennifer VanWinkle and granddaughter Ashley Kasten have followed in his footsteps.

Many knew Ron as Doc, a fun-loving man that cared for all he met.  Ron welcomed everyone and treated them as family.  He was the life of the party and wanted everyone to have a good time. He was always active in the community.  There are too many hobbies to list that Ron enjoyed.  For many years he was involved with the Harper Creek Optimist Club, an avid bowler, softball player, golfer, hunter, builder, gardener, and he coached his kids little league and many more activities. Ron had many great adventures, some of his most beloved were trips to Canada, summers at the cabin on Little Clear Lake, hunting trips to South Dakota and camping at Jones Lake.

Ronald is survived by his wife Leslie of 50 years; loving father of Jennifer VanWinkle (Kyle Towery), Jason Kasten (Jennifer Fish), Darcy Kline (Jason), Ronald Kasten II (Heather); Proud grandfather of Morgan VanWinkle (Johnny Jorgensen), Nick VanWinkle, Ashley Kasten (Alex Smith), Hannah Kasten (Jake Ure), Madison Kasten, Halen Kline, Ian Kline, Easton Kline, Jordan Kasten, Ronald Kasten III (RJ), Jaxson Kasten, Alexis Kasten, Jack Madden; Soon to be born great granddaughter baby Jorgensen; Siblings, Charles Kasten (Shirley), Julie Haas (Mike), Mike Kasten (Cathy), Andy Kasten (Dawn), Sara Kappauf (Bob Olsen), Patrick Kasten (Lisa) and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded in death by his parents Lloyd and Phyllis Kasten, sisters Lorilee and Tina Marie

Arrangements are by Richard A. Henry Funeral Home and Cremation Services.

There will be a celebration of life on June 26th, 2021 at 14005 Helmer Rd, Battle Creek, MI at 4pm.

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