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Reverand Edward F.

Reverend Edward F. Kasten

Born on August 28, 1924 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin to Edward and Gertrude (nee Ponschok) Kasten.

Father Kasten served as 1st Lieutenant in the United States Army during World War II from 1943 to 1946. He graduated from Marquette University with a B.A. in Education.

Father Kasten began his priestly formation at Saint Francis de Sales Major Seminary in September of 1950. He was sent to Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, for his continued study and formation during the period of 1950-1954. He was ordained to the priesthood on May 29, 1954 at the Cathedral of St. John the Evangelist, Milwaukee, by Most Reverend Roman R. Atkielski.

Father Kasten was appointed on October 5, 1954 to serve as an assistant at St. Frederick Parish, Cudahy. On June 26, 1956, he was appointed to St. Francis Minor Seminary, to serve as a professor and faculty member. Father was appointed on June 19, 1979 to the faculty at St. Joan Antida High School, Milwaukee; he retired from active ministry on May 31, 1990.

Father Edward Kasten was Born to Eternal Life on January 1, 2019 at the age of 94. Father Ed will be remembered for his cheerful wit and his faithful dedication to the mission of educating young women and men in the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. He is survived by many cousins and friends.

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 3:00 pm on Friday, January 11, 2019, at Holy Spirit Chapel, at Alexian Village, Milwaukee, 9301 N. 76th Street. Priest friends and former colleagues are invited to concelebrate. Visitation will take place at Alexian Village, January 11, beginning at 2:00 pm and continuing until time for the funeral mass.

Private burial at Holy Cross Cemetery, Kaukauna, Wisconsin.

Memorials to St. Joan Antida High School or St. Francis de Sales Seminary.

Past Comments

Jenny Kasza

Father Ed taught the girls of St. Joan Antida High School the basics of geometry! He did it with patience and optimism.

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