Karl Raimond Kastner Jr.

September 15, 1949January 22, 2019

Karl R. Kastner, Jr., resident of Donaldsonville passed away at his home surrounded by family on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the age of 69. He was born in New Orleans on September 15, 1949 to parents Karl Sr. and Odette Hebert Kastner. He retired from CF Industries after 40 years of service and was a decorated Vietnam Veteran having served in the Army’s 81st Airborne Division. He was also a Friend of Bill Wilson for 28 years, one day at a time. He is survived by his loving bride of 43 years, Debra Burns Kastner; two daughters, Lindsay (Matthew) LeBlanc of Geismar and Karli (Aaron) Gaubert of Raceland; three grandchildren, Matthew LeBlanc Jr. and Hunter and Lena Gaubert; siblings, Karleen Kastner of Donaldsonville, Ken (Debby) Kastner of Lafayette, Andy (Lisa) Kastner of Denham Springs, Ronny (Sheri) Kastner and Tanya (Jim) Witchen of Slidell; special cousin, Cindy Frey of Poplarville, MS; and a stepmother, Dot Johnson Kastner of Slidell. Karl was preceded in death by his parents. A memorial reception will be held on Saturday, January 26, 2019 from 11 am until 2 pm with Military Honors Service at 1:45 PM at Palazzo Bernardo 2244 Hwy 3120 in Donaldsonville. * Please note the Sunshine Bridge is scheduled to be closed this Saturday. We want to extend a special thank you to Alica Walker, RN with Heart of Hospice of Baton Rouge for her wonderful care.


  • Memorial Reception Saturday, January 26, 2019
  • Military Honors Ceremony Saturday, January 26, 2019

Karl Raimond Kastner Jr.

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C.J. And Betty Bellina

January 25, 2019

Debbie and Family,

We were so sorry to hear of the loss of Karl. Our deepest sympathy to all of the family. May God and your memories comfort you in the days to come. Our prayers to you and all of your family during this difficult time.

C.J. And Betty

Emmett & Dorothy Siverd

January 25, 2019

Dearest Deb,
We are sorry to hear of your loss. We remember coming to Donaldson for the wedding. It seems like it was just yesterday.
Our thought and prayers are with you and your family.

Jeff and Jo Ann Ray

January 24, 2019

Debbie and Family,
Please know, our prays are with You all at this crossing over of Karl. Jeff really enjoy Karl and the time he offer to help Him. We will be praying for the family as you all go through this new transition over to a new way of life . Love and Prays Jeff and Jo Ann Ray

Julie Millien

January 24, 2019

Debbie , Gordon and I can't tell you how sorry we were to hear about Karl's passing. You and your family will forever be in our prayers.

Stanley & Brenda Rome

January 24, 2019

Debbie, love and sincere condolences. Praying for you and your family.

Scooby Grimshaw

January 24, 2019

Our 🙏🙏🙏 and sympathy go out to you Deb and family for loss,as Karl was a great guy!
If there is anything that we could every do for you guys please do not hesitate to ask as we would love to take burden off your back!
Just remember he is in a better place than you you our I he is with Jesus!! The BEST!

Adonis Callegan

January 23, 2019

Karl you will always be in my thoughts and prayers . Thank you and Debbie for all the good memories thru the years . God Bless my friend and until we meet again ! I’ll think of you every time I smell a cigar .

Janice Falcon

January 23, 2019

Deb, Lindsay, Karli & family,
My heart is full of sadness at the passing of such a fun-loving man, hard working, and who was always helping others..He will be sorely missed, but never forgotten...

Rest in Peace Karl...

Gary Woods

January 23, 2019

My heart goes out to you and your family. I am so sorry for your loss. Will keep all of y'all in my prayers.

Phyllis Schexnayde

January 23, 2019

My heart is sad for you and your family!
My daughter, Rachel (Schexnayder) Deerman always enjoyed sitting for y'all children when they were youngsters. She always said her kind and good y'all were to her, she really loved you guys!😢
She will be sad to hear of Karl's passing

May he rest in the arms of the Angels!
Phyllis Schexnayder and Family