Edwin Russell Kasner

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Edwin Russell Kasner, 77, passed away on Thursday, Nov. 3, at his home in Holiday Island, Ark. He was born on Jan. 26, 1939, in Des Moines, Iowa., son of William Russell and Alice Maybelle (Woolery) Kasner. He attained an Associate Degree at Grandview College in Des Moines. He was in a supervisory capacity in both the gas and electric areas of MidAmerican Energy Company of Des Moines, and retired after 36 years of service. He was a member of the Faith Bible Church in Holiday Island.

He was united in marriage to Patricia Houge Richards on Oct. 22, 1993. She survives.

Additional survivors include: his first wife, Brenda Kasner, of Windsor, Colo.; one daughter, Marcy Lynn Kasner, of Windsor, Colo.; one daughter-in-law, Cindy Kasner, of Willow Springs, N.C.; one step-son, Joel Richards, of Des Moines, Iowa; two sisters, Shirley Forrest, of Birmingham, Ala.; and Mary Alice Winterbottom, of Des Moines, Iowa; two grandchildren; and one great-grandson.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his son, Douglas Russell Kasner.

Memorial services were held Saturday at the Faith Bible Church, Holiday Island, with Pastor John Wallace officiating.

Cremation arrangements were under the direction of the White Funeral Home & Crematory, Cassville.