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“So sorry about your loss of Barb. We knew each other since first grade. Barb was always such a nice and wonderful person. She who'll be missed....Read More »
1 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Dear Tom, Ben & Gretchen,May GOD bless the three of you and provide the comfort for each of you to endure the loss of a loved wife and mother. Love...Read More »
2 of 20 | Posted by: Lou Fiorelli - Grayslake, IL

“My sincere sympathy to the Kastings and the entire extended Himplemann family. My thoughts and prayers are with you today as they have been through...Read More »
3 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Ann Holan - Chicago, IL

“Such a loss for you. Barb had a great impact on me and others she met. As a devoted Catholic and holy woman she was there when I needed her. It...Read More »
4 of 20 | Posted by: Linda McCarthy - FORT WAYNE

“Tom, Gretchen and Ben I was so sorry to hear about your loss. She was a classy lady who always had a smile and nice words. She was fun to work...Read More »
5 of 20 | Posted by: Deb Neher - Huntertown, IN

“Tom, Gretchen and Ben, We are so sorry on the loss of your wife and mom. I met Barb when Sean was in the band and she was was our "diehard uniform...Read More »
6 of 20 | Posted by: Mary Meehan - Fort Wayne, IN

“So sorry for you loss. I was very saddened by the news. Barb was always so kind and always willing to talk when out in the neighborhood. She will be...Read More »
7 of 20 | Posted by: Rachel Yankowiak - Fort Wayne, IN

“Dear Tom, Gretchen, and Ben,We are so sorry for everything Barb and your family have gone through the last several months. She was a terrific person...Read More »
8 of 20 | Posted by: Char & Bill Carle - McHenry, IL

“Barb it breaks my heart to even write this because I don't want to believe that you are gone. We spent so much time together and shared so much with...Read More »
9 of 20 | Posted by: Marshette Williams - Indianapolis, IN

“Barb, I am reminded of this poem when I think what you've been through. May you rest in peace and know that the although the family will heal, we...Read More »
10 of 20 | Posted by: Nancy Paisley - Waukesha, WI

“Tom, Gretchen & Benjamin, our deepest sympathies to you at this time of your loss. Jim and Karen Lafontaine ”
11 of 20 | Posted by: Jim& Karen Lafontaine - IL

“Barb has been such a positive impact on my life. I've loved her since the moment I met her. She was one of the best hearted people I've had the...Read More »
12 of 20 | Posted by: Stephanie Garman - Fort Wayne, IN

“Thinking of you and your family Gretchen. I will always remember your mother for her infectious smile. She was such a kind lady. I'm sorry for...Read More »
13 of 20 | Posted by: Janelle Guin - FORT WAYNE, IN

“In honor of Barbara Kasting who was such a positive impact on my life. I will love and miss you for always. ”
14 of 20 | Posted by: Stephanie Garman - Fort Wayne, IN

“Tom, Gretchen, and Ben: So sorry to hear of Barb's passing. She was a lifelong friend and will be missed. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 20 | Posted by: Sue Lafontaine - Johnsburg, IL

“Tom, Gretchen and Ben,We send our sympathy and prayers. We will remember Barb as a wonderful friend, caring person, uniform mom and as Barb 3 in our...Read More »
16 of 20 | Posted by: Barb Jamicich - Fort Wayne, IN

17 of 20 | Posted by: Danielle Klein - Milwaukee, WI

“We are so sorry to hear of Barb's passing! Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. Nancy, Amanda and Christian Belote ”
18 of 20 | Posted by: A friend

“Barb was a wonderful part of our family. She will be missed. Our thoughts are with Tom, Gretchen and Ben. I know the Himpelmann's will always be...Read More »
19 of 20 | Posted by: Rich and Diane Himpelmann - IL

“Tom, Gretchen, and BenI am so sorry about your loss.Barb had the most warmest and kindest heart than anyone I have ever met. She always saw the...Read More »
20 of 20 | Posted by: Tia Lee - IN

Barbara K. Kasting, 64, passed away Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Fort Wayne. Born in Mchenry, IL, Barbara worked as a Customer Service Representative with Star Bank. She was a member of St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, the National Right to Life Organization as she had a passion for the unborn. Surviving are her husband, Thomas Kasting of Fort Wayne; son, Benjamin Kasting of Madison, WI; daughter, Gretchen Kasting of Fort Wayne; her siblings, Richard (Diane) Himpelmann, Joel (Carolyn) Himpelmann, Mary (Jack) Weightman, Dave (Sue) Himpelmann, Betty Himpelmann, Steve (Sue) Himpelmann, and Ron (Karla) Himpelmann . Barbara was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph Himpelmann, and Dorothy Himpelmann-Pitzen. Mass of Christian Burial is 10:30 am, Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, 1502 E. Wallen Rd with calling one hour prior. Calling also at D.O. McComb & Sons Maplewood Park Funeral Home, 4017 Maplecrest Rd on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 from 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm & 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm with a Rosary service at 4:30 pm. Memorials may be made to the Three Rivers Education Trust Fund 2126 Inwood Drive Fort Wayne, IN 46815. To sign the online guest book, go to