Saturday, August 14, 2010

Nora Kasten Artist Oil Painting "Karl"


"Karl Kasten"  1931 - 2010
Oil painting on linen  (40" x 30") Artist's Collection

"This is so very sad and yet amazingly there is much peace.  Yesterday, August 13, we were in the Naples Community Hospital and Karl was scheduled to be transported to the Avow Hospice House here in Naples this morning (Saturday) at 9:00am.   It wasn't meant to be and he went very peacefully last night (Friday) at 9:05pm.   How thankful I am that I could be with Karl to the very end.  His last words to me were overwhelmingly precious.  The Love and Joy Karl gave to me in our twenty six years of marriage seems to continue and I know that I am most blessed . . .  .  I just miss him so much.   Later, there will be a private memorial and his ashes will be buried at The National Cemetery in Sarasota, Florida."  

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

We all are truly better people for having Karl in our lives. We will benefit from his love, friendship and guidance always. Love, John-Colleen-Priscilla-Martin-Chelby

Susan Roux said...

I'm at a loss for words...

So sorry to hear Karl has passed. My heart goes out to you. Know your blogging community is still here to support you in the days and weeks ahead.

I love hearing about this celestial peace you've been experiencing throughout this difficult time. I'm certain Karl will continue to be with you, in your heart and deep in your soul. A love like that is forever...

Nora Mackin said...

Nora
I am so sorry to hear of Karl's passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family at this time. God Bless

Pam said...

I am sorry that I never met your dear Karl in person. I have been very blessed to "know" him through you, Nora. You and your family are in my prayers. Love, Pam

Anonymous said...

Nora,
Inside each of us, resides a special memory of comfort, the recollection that soothe, the remembrances we treasure.

May these heal and mend the soul now and forever more.

Love, Larry and Faith

Anonymous said...

Nora ---- Hope you are doing ok....Karl was a wonderful man and he made such an impact on Macy's life....she truly loved him with all her heart and I hope he knew that.....She loves you very much too, as do Megan and I...wishing I could be there for you....Love Juli

Anonymous said...

Nora,
I was so sad to see the e-mail that Bob sent along of Karl's passing. I know that this has been a long difficult battle. Seeing your beautiful painting of Karl brought tears to my eyes. You are in our thoughts and prayers...
The Mark Vaught family

Anonymous said...

Nora...my dear artist friend..I don't know if you got my message..but my prayers have been with you and Karl. I wish that I had met Karl and I know your 26 years together have blessed many people...You my dear friend are my mento and I know God's peace is surrounding you right now...LOVE and BLESSINGS WILLA

Gilberto said...

Karl is now resting on peace and nothing has change, love is the same in the memories.

Anonymous said...

Nora,

Chris and I are very sad to hear that Karl has passed. However, we are glad to know he was at peace and you feel so loved and cherished. Chris left you a message and will call again. Let us know if there is anything we can do for you. Our prayers are with you.

Love - Chris and Christy

carol morgan carmichael said...

So sorry for your loss. You created a lovely tribute to him in the painting. Lucky to have had such love in your life. Thinking of you.

Anonymous said...

Nora,
The portrait of Karl is masterful! I am sure that he was always very proud of you. You are in my thoughts during this difficult time...so sorry about his passing.
Judith Lewis

billspaintingmn said...

Nora, words are little comfort at this time, yet I choose them to offer my sympathies.
Love and memories are a grace from above.
Support from family and friends will help. Please know you are in my prayers.