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Published June 29, 2002, 12:00 AM

Iver Kenneth Kaste, Fertile, Minn.

Iver Kenneth Kaste, Fertile, Minn.

Iver Kenneth Kaste, 63, Fertile, died Thursday, June 27, 2002, in his home.

Mr. Kaste was born Feb. 14, 1939, near Fertile, where he grew up and graduated from Fertile-Beltrami High School in 1957. He graduated from Thief River Falls Area Vocational Technical School, in 1959. He worked for Hemmings Garage, Fertile, and later for Salem Motors, Crookston, Minn. On Sept. 16, 1961, he married Myra Erickson in Rindal, Minn. In 1963, they moved to Red Lake Falls, Minn., where he worked as a mechanic for Miller Ford. They returned to near Fertile in 1968. He worked for a gas station in Fertile and for Hagen Chevrolet, Fertile. He later owned and operated his own mechanic shop near Fertile until the mid-1980s and worked as a truck driver.

He is survived by his wife; three sons, Keith (Diane), Ada, Minn., Kenneth Jr. (Rhonda), Fertile, Kelvin (Marcy), Crookston; two daughters, Kim (Chuck) Goering, Crookston, Kay Rohrer, Worthington, Minn.; his mother, Anna Kaste, Fertile; a brother, Orvis (Robin), Moorhead; four sisters, Irene Peterson, Virginia, Minn., Opal (Don) Abbot, Boise, Idaho, Gladys (Fritz) Bohmer, Phyllis (Palmer) Nymark, both Moorhead; and 12 grandchildren.

Visitation: Sunday from 5-8, with a prayer service at 7:30, in Erikson-Vik Funeral Home, Fertile.

Funeral: Monday at 3 in Little Norway Lutheran Church near Fertile.

Burial: Little Norway Lutheran Cemetery near Fertile.