Obituary – Robert “Bob”Kastrup

HARTINGTON — Robert “Bob” Kastrup, 69, Hartington, died April 7, 2013, at the Avera McKennan Hospital, Sioux Falls, S.D.

Visitation and a Vigil Service were Tuesday at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington, and will begin one hour prior to services Wednesday at the church.

Mass of Christian Burial will be April 10, at 10:30 a.m., at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington, with Rev. Jeffery Loseke officiating.

Burial will be in St. Michael’s Cemetery, Hartington.

Pallbearers will be Roger Kastrup, Jerry Kastrup, Pat Kenaley, David Nielsen, Larry Kastrup and Tim Kastrup.

Honorary pallbearers will be the State of Nebraska Highway Maintenance Department.

The Wintz Funeral Home, Hartington, is in charge of arrangements.

Bob was born Oct. 16, 1943, in Wayne, to Edmund and Karen (Andersen) Kastrup. He grew up in Laurel and graduated from Laurel High School in 1962. Bob married Julie M. Riibe Jan. 2, 1964, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Hartington. Bob worked at Ray’s Supermarket, which became Foodtown Grocery Store, in Hartington for 23 years. He worked for the State of Nebraska Department of Roads from 1991 until retiring in December 2012. Bob kept busy working part-time for Northeast Pipe and Panel in Hartington.

Bob was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church, and the Knights of Columbus. He served as District Deputy and Grand Knight as a 3rd Degree and was also a 4th Degree Knight.

Bob had a generous spirit and would do anything to help someone. He had an incredible sense of humor which he used often.

He is survived by his wife, Julie, Hartington; son, Thomas and wife, Stephanie Kastrup, Omaha; daughter, Tera M. Kastrup, Hartington; two granddaughters, Katherine and Elizabeth Kastrup, Omaha; two brothers, Thork Kastrup, Ruskin; Borge and wife, Carol Kastrup, Laurel; two sisters, Elsie Nielsen, Blair; Ruth and husband, Robert Kenaley, LeMars, Iowa; and a sister-in-law, Bonna Del Kastrup, Elk Point, S.D.

Bob was preceded in death by his parents; sisters-in-law, Lorraine Kastrup, Mabel Kastrup and Mildred Kastrup; brother-in-law, Lloyd Nielsen; and three brothers, Kai, Carlo and Leo Kastrup.