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1924 - 2019

Louis A. Kasbaum
February 6, 1924 - February 5, 2019

Louis Albert Kasbaum, Jr. passed away at home on February 5th. He was born in Oklahoma City to Louis and Bernice (Brooks) Kasbaum on February 6, 1924, the second oldest of 6 children and raised in the Schwartz community where his father farmed. In order to go to high school he moved in with a family in Moore and worked on their dairy for room and board. There he met Lenora Middle-ton and they married after grad-uation in 1942. In 1943 Louis joined the Army Air Corp and the first of their three children was born. After WWII Louis had a long and successful career at Tinker Air Force Base as a hydraulics manager while raising cattle on a farm in Moore. Upon retirement Louis and Lenora travelled in their RV throughout the U.S. and Canada. They especially loved going to Fun Valley, CO in the fall with the Van Buskirk, Hall and Morrison families. They treasured their grandchildren and great-grandchildren giving them the gifts of time, love, support and an enduring example of a Christian life. In his later years Louis enjoyed his twice weekly domino games with his friends from church. Louis was a model and inspiration of Christianity to everyone he met. He served as an elder at the Moore Central Church of Christ for decades, teaching and guiding generations of families. His greatest joy was serving Christ and he and Lenora shared their faith and love for Christ in every facet of their lives. Louis and Lenora enjoyed 69 years of loving devotion to one another. They worked together to provide a happy and stable home for their children while sacrificing to ensure their education and well being. Their dedication to God and their church influenced all they did. Louis was a loving and dedicated father. He helped with the cooking, housekeeping, homework, cuts, scrapes and heartbreaks of his 3 children while giving unconditional love and Christian guidance. He is lovingly remembered as a devoted role model, fishing buddy and biggest fan by his grandchildren. His life was guided by his loving heart, faith, wisdom and strength. Louis is preceded in death by his beloved wife of 69 years, Lenora. He is also preceded in death by his parents, Bernice and Louis Kasbaum, grandson, Mike Kasbaum, sisters, Ida Beth Kasbaum, Mary Jane Morton and Patty Sue Williams; and brothers, Billy and Hugh Kasbaum. He is survived by his children, Wesley and wife Lois Kasbaum, Pamela Conine and husband James Straub, and Gregory and wife Cathy Kasbaum. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Scott, Jennifer, Joshua, Mike, Matt, Katie, Breck and Cameron, twelve great-grandchildren and one great-great granddaughter. The family would like to thank the many loving and dedicated caregivers who provided thoughtful care over the years. They would also like to thank the many members of the Moore Central Church of Christ for their love, attention, visits and support. Viewing will be at Vondel Smith & Sons Mortuary South Lakes (4000 SW 119th St.) on Thursday, February 7th, from 4-8 p.m. and Friday, February 8th, from 4-8 p.m., with family receiving friends from 6-8 p.m. Services will be held on Saturday, February 9th, at 1:00 p.m. at the Moore Central Church of Christ, 800 East Main Street with interment at Resthaven Memory Gardens.
Published in The Oklahoman on Feb. 7, 2019
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