Charles Kasten IV

Charles L. “Chip” Kasten IV, age 33 of Blissfield, passed away suddenly at his home on Sunday, February 15, 2015.
Chip attended Manatee High School in Bradenton, Fla., and attended both Owens and Stautzenberger Community Colleges, Toledo, where he studied his passion of auto repair. He enjoyed fishing with his dad, working on cars, was an avid hunter and loved his Ohio State Buckeyes. He had currently built display and window cases for “Simply Stated & Painted,” a ceramics store in Toledo. Overall, his children were his absolute joy.
Chip is survived by his fiancée, Heather Nine and children, Emma N. Kasten and Charles (C.J.) L. Kasten V; parents, Charles and Sandy (Retzke) Kasten III; brothers, William “Billy” Michalski and Keith (Hope) Michalski and numerous uncles, aunts, nieces and cousins. He is preceded in death by a sister, Dayna Kasten-Briggs, a sister-in-law, Kay Michalski; grandparents, Lester and Ellen Retzke and Charles and Barbara Kasten, Jr.
A memorial service to celebrate Chip’s life will be held at 6 p.m. on Thursday, February 19, 2015, at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1825 Glendale Ave., Toledo, Ohio, with Pastor James Wicker officiating. Friends and family are welcome to greet the family during visitation on Thursday from 4-6 p.m. prior to the service. Condolences may be given online at
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to, The Kasten Memorial Fund at Huntington Bank. Envelopes will be available at the church or you can pick one up at Anderson-Rudd Funeral Home in Blissfield.