Herman C. Kaestle (September 2, 1921 - August 17, 2010)
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        C.        Kaestle
Herman C. Kaestle, 88, of Baldwinsville, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2010 with his loving family by his side. He was born in Meßstetten, Germany, moved to the United States when he was 2 years old and has lived in the Baldwinsville area since 1950. He was a Vegetable Farmer all of his life and was renowned at the Regional Market for his Asparagus and Rhubarb. He retired from Pass & Seymour in Solvay and continued farming well into his 80’s. Herman was a past member of the Onondaga County Vegetable Growers Association.

Survivors: his wife of 66 years, Pauline Schmid Kaestle daughters, Nancy J. (Ron) Chauncey of Blossvale, NY, Sharon A. (Martin) Lachut of Fulton and Tammy K. (Bill) Bednarski of Marcellus; son Robert H. (Mary) Kaestle of Baldwinsville; sister, Mildred Stallknecht of N. Syracuse; 8 grandchildren, Todd, Chad, Amanda, Allyson, Andrea, Michael, Ryan and Annie; 5 great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

Services: 2:00 pm Saturday, August 21, 2010 at Falardeau Funeral Home, Baldwinsville. Burial, Lysander Cemetery, Lysander. Calling hours are 6-9 pm Friday, August 20, 2010 at the funeral home, 93 Downer St.

In lieu of Flowers: Make A Wish Foundation of CNY or the Leukemia And Lymphoma Society Central NY Chapter.

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Arlene Okoniewski - Casselberry, FL
Pauline and Kaestle family,
It has been a long time since I have seen you...but I want you to know that my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time. I remember Herm from those many parties Paul used to host with all the good folks at the Beechshire. What good times they were! Paul passed away in September, 2007. Life is not the same; but the family and I remain close as we all move on.
Arlene Sikes Okoniewski
Casselberry, FL
Wednesday August 25th, 2010
Lela Housel - Baldwinsville
Sorry I didn't make calling hours. I hope you understand. My thoughts are with you. Jack and Herm were good friends. Also my Mom and Dad thought the world of you both.
I have been thinking of you quite often. I know what you are going through.

Lela Housel
Sunday August 22nd, 2010
Boe (Pataranick) Terpening - Marcellus
Kaestle family...."Herm the Germ" as Tammy would say when we were very young....He was a special person, always a smile. You are a wonderful family with special memories. Keeping you in my thoughts and prayers.God Bless you all.
Friday August 20th, 2010
The Wilkinsons - Skaneateles
Tammy, Billy and Family
No matter how much time we have to try and prepare our hearts, it still hurts so much when we have to let go. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Friday August 20th, 2010
Maureen, Doug, James, Connor & Ian - Bloomfield, NJ
Dear Kaestle Family:
It was our privilege to have known Herm and spent time with him. We shared many happy occasions where the love for his family and sparkle in his eyes shown through to everyone there. It was a great pleasure to bring Herm to Ellis Island and be there to see his face when something seemed familiar or the exhibits explained his passage. We will always cherish that day and many more that we shared with the Kaestle family. God Bless you all.
Thursday August 19th, 2010
It`s hard to say goodbye to such a nice guy. Herm was the best and i`m sure he`s in heaven rite now sharing a can of Piel`s with God,telling him stories about his family and his cockshutt tractor. I sure will miss him and won`t forget him
Thursday August 19th, 2010
David Ridings - Syracuse, NY
To Herm's Family,
I knew Herm from his days at Pass & Seymour where his hard work and good spirits where always in evidence. He was a delight to be around and he made many friends at P&S. Our condolences to his family. He was a great guy and I am sure he has left you with many happy memories. Most sincerely,
David A. A. Ridings past President of Pass and Seymour and Herm's co-worker.
Thursday August 19th, 2010
Steve and Barbara - Hoosick Falls, NY
Dear Nancy,Ron, and Family,
Our deepest sympathy to you and your family on the loss of your father and grandfather. May your special memories be a comfort to you during this very difficult time. Our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Love, Barbara and Steve
Thursday August 19th, 2010
Jan Schaperjahn - Baldwinsville, NY
Sharon, Marty and family,
So sorry to hear of your Dad's passing. The loss is great, but those memories are forever with you and they will help with your grief. You will always hear his voice and see his smile, these things will help to heal the heart. You are in my thoughts.
Sincerely, Jan Schaperjahn
Wednesday August 18th, 2010