Obituary: Jerry G. Kast

Our husband, dad, papa, and great-papa, Jerry G. Kast passed into eternal life at home on the farm, on the morning of January 20, 2024, following a brief illness. He was born November 26, 1952, to George and Molly (Fargen) Kast.

Jerry was a lifelong farmer in Bear Valley, WI. After graduating from River Valley High School, Jerry worked for many years, along with farming, as a concrete man with Stevens Construction. Jerry married his love, Laura (Brown) Kast on July 22, 1978 in Reedsburg, WI. Their forty-five year marriage was filled with two children, three grandchildren, one great-grandchild, and a lifetime of love, laughter, hard work, cherished memories, and friendships.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Laura, son, Josh (Jenny), daughter, Molly, grandchildren Austin (Mikayla), Ashley (Eli), Alexis (Zach), great-grandson Braxton, and his best buddy and loyal farm dog Opie Kast. Jerry is further survived by his brothers Jim (Carol) and John (Jeanne), both of Bear Valley, WI; extended family Teddy and Tammy Roessler, as well as his BFF (Best Farmer Friend) Kevin (Lisa) Roessler. To know Jerry, you know he was larger than life in all ways. We will so miss his sage advice and visits, his humor and laugh, and his passion for a good day’s hard work.

Jerry was preceded in death by his parents, George and Molly, brother Joe, sisters Jean Ann and Mary Jane, and lifelong friend and neighbor Peter Fargen.

A Memorial Mass will be celebrated for Jerry at 3:30 P.M. on Saturday, January 27, 2024, at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, Loreto Ridge with Father Michael Resop officiating. Burial will be in the spring at Our Lady of the Fields. Visitation will be on Saturday from 2:00 PM until the time of the Mass at church. Feel free to dress casual as that is what Jerry would want.

Our family requests that any memorials be made to St Jude’s Children’s Hospital, the Disabled Veterans of America Foundation, or to simply enjoy a front porch visit and a cold beverage with your family and friends; what Jerry enjoyed most. In addition, our family would like to thank the Sauk Prairie Hospital; specifically Katie, Alyse, Bob, Morgan, and Drs. Niles and Dubrey, as well as St Croix Hospice for their extraordinary care of our family.