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William E. Kast
June 26, 1944 ~ February 8, 2024 (age 79) 79 Years Old
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William Edgar Kast, 79, of Cambridge passed away February 8, 2024 at Abbott Northwestern Hospital after a long battle with cancer.
He was born June 26,1944 to Wesley (Tax) and Elizabeth (Betty) Kast of Aitkin, MN. He had one younger brother, Richard.
As a young man he was always interested in sports whether it was shooting buckets in the back yard, working at the local bowling alley or playing for the Gobblers in high school. His senior year he was Captain of the Basketball team and Co-Captain of the Football team.
Along with sports, he excelled in his studies being on the National Honor Society in high school and graduating with honors from UMD IN 1967.
Upon graduation he started looking for a teaching position. Although he thought he would prefer teaching high school he found middle school to be a great fit as he started teaching at Cambridge Middle School with 7th grade Social Studies. Many students recall his experiential lesson plans which made for impactful learning. Later, his interest in technology created a change of pace for his career. Adding coaching to his resume continued his interest in sports. As he started his teaching career he met his future bride, a colleague at the high school. He married Kay Moir in 1968 and welcomed a daughter Jessica Joy and son Jonathan Wesley. Bill is survived by his wife Kay, daughter Jessica (Robert Taillefer, deceased), four grandchildren: Rebekah and Piper Gregory, Chase and Moira Taillefer, and son Jonathan and his wife Jill, all who gave Bill much happiness.
A man of many talents he created a beautiful dome home, refurbished a Model A, created a home for wildlife to flourish, and in his retirement enjoyed golfing and bowling with friends. He believed you can do anything if you can read. Being a kind, generous, humorous soul he will be missed.
Memorial Service 2PM, Friday, March 1, 2024 at First Baptist Church in Cambridge. Visitation one hour prior to the service at the church.