VALLEY CENTER — Larry D. Kasselman born April 9, 1945 to Eddie and Mary (Smiley) Kasselman in Great Bend, Kan. He went to be with our Lord on Saturday, July 2, 2022.
Survived by his daughter Tammy Kasselman (Martin Navarrete) and son Daron Kasselman (Holly); sister Phyllis Roberds (Dale) of Pittsburg, Kan.; grandchildren Samantha Hill (Jeff), Devan Navarrete, Brittany Young (Jake Wright) and Jacob Kasselman; great-grandchildren Dannielle, Waylen, and Charlie Hayes, Jarrod and Jace Hill, and Jianna and Josie Wright; numerous nieces, nephews and other family. Preceded in death by his parents Eddie and Mary Kasselman; wife Darlene Kasselman on June 21, 2022; and grandson Jesse Navarrete.
Larry married the love of his life, Darlene, on April 2, 1966 in Great Bend, Kan. They were very active in Central Baptist Church. They were youth fellowship leaders and played for the church on the softball team. Larry was the coach and Darlene the pitcher. Aside from his great love of God and Darlene, he enjoyed many outdoor sports like hunting, fishing and water skiing.
Larry went to night classes to get his journeyman electrical license and upon being transferred from Great Bend to Wichita he returned to night classes to earn his Master Electrician license. After obtaining his master license he became self-employed, opening Valley Industrial Electric.
Darlene gradually became worse with her Alzheimers disease. Over the years he had become her primary caregiver. Family helped out with some cleaning, sitting with her, as well personal care. There were a number of caregivers over the years, some stayed longer than others.
We are certain that Dad has joined Mom in that mansion in the sky. We respectfully request that donations be made to Alzheimer's Awareness c/o Daron Kasselman, 3425 W. Central, Wichita, Kansas 67203.
We also wish to thank All Saints Home Care and Phoenix Hospice in providing excellent care for Dad in his last days with us.
Visitation 12 and Service 1 p.m. Monday, July 18, at Riverlawn Christian Church, 4243 N. Meridian, Wichita, Kansas with livestream available. Graveside following the service at Valley Center Cemetery, Valley Center, Kansas.
Baker Funeral Home Valley Center has charge. Condolences may be left for the family at www.bakerfhvc.com.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Baker Funeral Home - Valley Center
P.O. Box 242
Valley Center, KS 67147
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, July 17, 2022