"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."