Joshua Kasten, age 34, of Elgin, passed away at home on July 13, 2018.  He was born  in Hoffman Estates, IL on February 1, 1984 to his loving parents, Gary and Marcia Kasten (nee Gutreuter).

Joshua graduated from Hoffman Estates High School, Class of 2002. He worked as a pest exterminator for eight years.

Loved ones will remember Joshua as a hard worker who was dedicated to his family.  He was charming and funny, with a goofball sense of humor and  an adventurous side.

In his free time, Joshua enjoyed flying drones, camping, and playing bass guitar. He was an accomplished disc golf player,  and fellow players will always remember cheering after his legendary hole-in-one on a very difficult hole at Shady Oaks in Streamwood.

Joshua was preceded in death by his brother, Jeremy Kasten; and his grandparents, Ervin Kasten, Harlan Wunsch, June Kasten Wunsch, Charles Gutreuter, Bernadine Gutreuter.

Joshua is survived by his parents, Gary and Marcia Kasten; siblings Ryan (Tracy) Kasten, Chris Kasten, and Andrew Kasten; aunts and uncles Wayne (Helen) Kasten, Jean Kasten, Dave (Judy) Ehley, Tom (Annette) Wunsch, Jim (Janice) Gutreuter, and Tom Gutreuter; five nephews, one niece, and many cousins.

Visitation will be 1-5:00p.m. Saturday July 21, 2018 at Symonds-Madison Funeral Home, 305 Park St., Elgin IL 60120.  Interment will be private.

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