WEST LIBERTY, Iowa - Cletus J. Kaska, 80, West Liberty, died Sunday, May 23, 2010, at the Simpson Memorial Home in West Liberty.
Funeral Mass will be 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 26, 2010, at the St. Joseph Catholic Church, West Liberty. Burial will take place in Elm Grove Cemetery, Washington.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 25, 2010, at the Henderson-Barker Funeral Home, where a vigil service will be held at 5 p.m. at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers remember your favorite charity.
Cletus was born on November 27, 1929, in Pleasant Plain, the son of Frank M. and Helen Zaharris Kaska. He married Virginia Griggs on April 1, 1951, in Washington.
He served in the U.S. Navy from 1951-55.
He farmed in Washington and Muscatine counties until his retirement.
He is survived by his wife, Virginia Kaska; a daughter, Sondy Kinnamon and husband, Jerry, of Iowa City; son, David Kaska and wife, Ann; and granddaughter, Abby, of Atalissa; and son-in-law, Fabian Destafano of Ambato, Ecuador; his siblings, Marian Pohlit of Loveland, Colorado; Ardell Kaska and wife, Lyola, of Fairfield; Marcella Greiner of Washington; Walter Kaska and wife, Lois, of Denver, Colorado; Larry Kaska and wife, Dorothy, of Muscatine; Ron Kaska and wife, Linda, of Mount Pleasant; Ernest Kaska and wife, Darlene, of Denver, Colorado; Kay Swain and husband, Jerry, of Sarasota, Florida; and Connie Staebell and husband, Dave, of Denver; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a daughter, Christine; brothers, Merlin Kaska and Gale Kaska; and sister, Clarabelle Durian.