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Hubert R. Kaste 1933–2019 Northfield—Hubert Kaste, age 85 of Northfield, passed away Thursday, July 4, 2019 at Orchard Path in Apple Valley. Hubert Roald Kaste, the son of Otto and Swanhild (Hukee) Kaste, was born on September 27, 1933 in Fertile, MN. Hugh graduated from Fertile-Beltrami High School with the class of 1951 and went on to attain a degree in English from Concordia College with the class of 1955. Following graduation, he entered Luther Seminary and became a Lutheran Pastor. He had parishes in South Dakota, Minnesota, and Michigan. He spent the most time at Calvary Lutheran in Rapidan, MN. While in Michigan, he received a master's degree in Social Work from the University of Michigan. He married Lenore Bilden on December 12, 1983. He worked as a social worker in Mankato and New Brighton before retiring. Following his retirement, he and Lenore loved to travel, read, and work on family genealogy. Hugh also loved choral music and sang in a barber shop group while living in Mankato. Hugh is survived by his wife, Lenore; son, Matt (Miki) Kaste; grandson, Joshua (Veronica Greve) Kaste; stepchildren, Stephen (Ruth) Grant, Karen Larson, Jim (Melanie) Grant, and John (Cara) Grant, Lynell (Joel) Anderson, Tom (Joan) Madsen, Andrea (Jon) DePreter; 13 step grandchildren; brother, Paul (Gloria) Kaste; sister, Margaret Kaste; and other relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by, his parents; former wife, Helen Anne Kaste; and brother, Omar Kaste. Visitation will be held Thursday, July 11, 2019 from 4:00 to 7:00 PM with a prayer service at 6:00 PM at Bierman Funeral Home & Crematory.

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