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Kenneth Gastineau

Kenneth Leon "Gus" Gastineau

Thursday, November 10th, 1938 - Thursday, June 25th, 2020
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Kenneth Leon “Gus” Gastineau, 81, of Rensselaer, Indiana went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Thursday, June 25, 2020. He was born in Rensselaer on November 10, 1938, the son of Robert R. Gastineau and Zelma E. (Carlton) Gastineau. He was a 1956 graduate of Rensselaer High School.

On August 27, 1960, he married the love of his life, Shirley A. Richards at the Trinity United Methodist Church in Rensselaer. They would have celebrated their 60th anniversary this August.

Gus worked as a burn table operator at Talbert Trailer for 43 years. He attended Trinity United Methodist Church. He enjoyed attending activities at the Community Center and going out to eat with friends on Friday nights.

He is survived by his loving family: wife Shirley Gastineau; four children: Jeff (Tricia) Gastineau, Karen Gastineau, David Gastineau and Dan (Lisa) Gastineau; five grandchildren: Steffen, Taylor, Simmeon, Ezekiel and Elijah. Also surviving are two brothers, Ellis (Marsha) Gastineau and Glen Gastineau; one sister, Wilma Gastineau; one brother-in-law, Bob Shanks; and one sister-in-law, Janet Smith.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert and Zelma Gastineau; two brothers, Marvin Gastineau and Nolen Gastineau; and one sister, Nelda Shanks.

Visitation will be Monday, June 29, 2020 from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer. Funeral services will be held on Monday, June 29, 2020 at 12 p.m. at Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer with Mike Knoerzer officiating. The family requests all those who attend to wear patriotic attire. Interment will follow at Memory Gardens Cemetery.

For those unable to attend, the funeral will be livestreamed on www.SteinkeFuneralHome.com on Monday, June 29, 2020 beginning at 12 p.m. To view the service on mobile devices, scroll down below the obituary and click “Watch Webcast”. To view the service on a desktop computer, click “Photos & Videos” above the obituary. Scroll down and click “Watch Webcast”.

Contributions in Gus’ memory may be made to Trinity United Methodist Church.

Steinke Funeral Home is honored to be handling the arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at www.SteinkeFuneralHome.com.

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  • Visitation

    Monday, June 29th, 2020 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    When
    Monday, June 29th, 2020 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Location
    Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer
    Address
    403 N. Front St.
    P.O. Box 160
    RENSSELAER, IN 47978
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Please practice social distancing.
  • Service

    Monday, June 29th, 2020 | 12:00pm
    When
    Monday, June 29th, 2020 12:00pm
    Location
    Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer
    Address
    403 N. Front St.
    P.O. Box 160
    RENSSELAER, IN 47978
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Please practice social distancing.
    Officiant
    Mike Knoerzer
  • Interment

    Location
    Memory Gardens Cemetery
    Address
    8435 W. Clark St.
    RENSSELAER, IN 47978
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    Notes
    Please practice social distancing.
  • Reception

    Location
    Trinity United Methodist Church
    Address
    107 E. Angelica St.
    RENSSELAER, IN 47978
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Marvin & Pat Wilder

Posted at 12:11pm
I am sure Gus is looking down on all of you today and I can just here him say: "Just the way I like it"
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Sandy Miller

Posted at 10:52am
What a wonderful man! I worked with Gus at Talbert Mfg., Inc. He was a very special employee.
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Ron Clark

Posted at 10:04pm
What a great friend Gus was. A great mentor to show how things should be done as a Christian man. You will be greatly missed by many
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Dane and Leah Snyder

Posted at 09:19pm
Leon gifted many with his presence. He will be remembered. Sending lots of hugs.
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suzanne steinke

Posted at 07:02pm
Our condolences to Shirley and the family. Larry and I enjoyed knowing them and their children years ago when both of our families were young and we attended Bethany Church together. I know it is sad to have to say goodbye to Gus now but having the blessed assurance that he is with our Lord and Savior brings peace to our hearts. We will be reunited in the future in Heaven. God bless each of you at this sad time.
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