Charles Allen “Chuck” Kastenbauer, of Clyde, Texas, died on Saturday, Aug. 22, 2020 after a lengthy battle with kidney disease. He was 70 years old.

He was born Feb. 21, 1950 to Edward Charles and Evelyn (Moilanen) Kastenbauer in Owatonna. He was raised on a farm in Ogilvie, where he learned to do anything he set his mind to. He built his own business in Texas and had many years of success with Chuck’s Oil Field Inspections.  In his spare-time he enjoyed fishing, gaming and cooking, especially BBQ for his family and friends.

He was united in marriage to Carla Fariello on Jan. 8, 2007. Working side by side at home and in the oil field, they enjoyed 13 years together.  

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Daniel Kastenbauer.  

He is survived by his wife, Carla of Clyde; sister, Cheryl (Dennis) Dee of Duluth; sister-in-law, Valarie Kastenbauer of Mora; daughters, Andrea (David) Gannaway of Abilene, Texas and Alannah (Dennis) Grogan of Merkel, Texas; step daughter, Nicole (Kent) Stennett of Clyde; and several grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

Carla would like to express her appreciation to the staff of Hendricks Hospice for their care of Chuck over the last few days of his life.

A celebration of life was held on Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020 at Starbuck Funeral Home Chapel, 1022 N. 2nd Street, Merkel, Texas.  His remains will be buried beside his parents at Saint Kathryn Catholic Cemetery, 318 S. Hill Avenue, Ogilvie.

Memorials can be made to the Merkel Cemetery Association, the American Kidney Foundation and Hendricks Hospice, Abilene, Texas.

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