Herman Casten

Born: 14 October 1927
Died: 22 May 2004 in Cedar Rapids, Linn County, Iowa
Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa   

Father: Conrad Casten
Mother: Elsie Leah McKeown

Married: 1953

Shirley Jean Mullison

Born: 2 October 1928
Died: 2 August 2013
Buried: Elmwood Cemetery, Morning Sun, Louisa County, Iowa   

Father: Orval Mullison
Mother: Bernice Adams

Conrad and Herman
Herman and his father, Conrad Casten.
Elsie and Herman
Herman with his mother, Elsie (McKeown) Casten.
Shirley Jean Mullison Photos courtesy of Terri Polick.

Shirley Jean Casten
Mrs. Shirley Jean Casten of Clarinda slipped quietly away to her heavenly home on Aug. 2, 2013, Originally from Shenandoah, Shirley was born on Oct. 2, 1928 to Bernice (Adams) and Orval Mullison. Mrs. Casten graduated from Shenandoah High School in 1947 and then attended UNO.
In 1953 Shirley married H. J. (Doc) Casten and they had resided in Cedar Rapids for nearly 50 years. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Casten moved to Clarinda to be near family.
Shirley is survived by two children, John (Jane) Kovarik of Gladstone, Mo., and Ms. Terri Polick of Bryantown, Md. She was the proud grandmother of five grandchildren, Jessica, Joanna, and Jake Kovarik, Danielle and Coty D’Aleo and a great-grandson, Jack Dunagan. Also surviving are brothers Dick (Ardene) Mullison of Casper, Wyo., Chuck Lynn of Morgan Hill, Calif., Jerry (Betty Ruth) Lynn of Fredericksburg, Va., and one sister, Sue (Chuck) Schaub, of Bedford.
Preceding her in death were her husband, H. J. (Doc) Casten, parents, Orval Mullison, Bernice and Elbert Lynn, and sister, Betty Lynn Gregory.
Graveside services will be held at a later date in Morning Sun, Iowa. Suggested memorials would be the Clarinda Foundation or Heartland Hospice of Red Oak.
Ritchie Funeral Home of Clarinda is in charge of the arrangements.