The Superior Express -- Jewell County Record


Obituaries published Aug. 18, 2016

The Superior Express and Jewell County Record

This week: Donald Cacek, Randy Garst


Donald Cacek
Donald Charles Cacek, 92, Superior, died at his daughter's home in Miami, Fla., on July 25, 2016.
His funeral will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday at the First Presbyterian Church in Superior, with The Rev. Mark Diehl officiating. Burial will be at the Odell Czech Cemetery. Visitation will be held tomorrow (Friday) from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the funeral home. Williams Funeral Home of Superior is in charge of the arrangements.

Randy Garst
Randy Steward Garst, 60, died Aug. 5 at Stoneybrook Health and Rehab in Manhattan. The son of James and Letha (Modlin) Garst, he was born July 22, 1956, in Concordia.
Randy graduated from Franklin (Neb.) High School in 1972. His family moved to Mankato in 1973 where he worked various jobs before he entered the Army National Guard on Jan 9, 1976. He was honorably discharged Oct. 6, 1981. He married Lillian Eastman in 1977 and this marriage was later dissolved. In 2005, Randy married Audra Hanson. They later divorced. Randy moved to Manhattan in 2010.
Randy enjoyed life. He was a free spirited individual who enjoyed listening to music, the outdoors and time with family and friends.
Survivors include his parents, James and Letha Garst, Mankato; five nephews; four nieces; eight great-nephews; and five great-nieces; as well as other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Teresa Garst.
Services were held at 10:30 a.m. yesterday (Wednesday) at First Baptist Church, Mankato. Honorary pallbearers were Stephan Saathoff, Christopher Saathoff, Michael Bauer, Miles Bauer, Sean Saathoff and Skyler Saathoff. A private burial for family will be at a later date. Melby Mortuary, Mankato, was in charge of arrangements.

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