Harold William Kaster, age 89, of Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2021 at the Kerrville VA Medical Center “Home of the Brave".
The family will receive guests for a time of visitation from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM on Friday, March 5, 2021 at Holt & Holt Funeral Home in Boerne.
The funeral service will be held at 10:00 AM on Saturday, March 6, 2021, also at Holt & Holt Funeral Home.
Burial and military honors will be held at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery at a later date.
Harold William Kaster was born on October, 03, 1931 to Elmer and Mary Kaster in Shelbyville, Indiana.
He was inducted into the United States Air Force in Indianapolis, Indiana and served with distinction in the Armed Forces of The United States, retiring in San Antonio after 22 years of service. He served 11 years in the United States Air Force serving at Sampson AFB and Mitchel AFB in New York, Fort Lee in Virginia, Ardmore AFB in Oklahoma, Korea, and Bitburg AFB Germany. During this time he earned the following commendations: National Defense Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, The United Nations Service Medal, Air Force Outstanding Unit, Good Conduct Medal with 3 Loops, SOA-969/392d CSGP/1960, AFOUA GO-63, DAF 58, 1958 Air Force Longevity Service Award with 1 Oak Leaf Cluster 59, Korean Service Medal 51.
He also served another 11 years in the United States Army serving at Ft. Ord, California; Camp Roberts, California; Verdun France; Fort Rucker, Alabama; Vietnam (two services); Indochina; and Fort Lee, Virginia. During this time he earned the following: Sps Badge, Rifle M-1; Expert Badge, Rifle M-14; Letter of Commendation, Hq, 3dBrg, USATC, Inf. Ft. Ord, California 12 Jan 62; Letter of Appreciation, USAR Equipment Pool, Camp Roberts, California 27 Jun 62, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Medal W/Device 1960, Good Conduct Medal (1-4 Awards), Vietnam Service Medal, ARCOM VSM-VN Counteroffensive Phase VII, OS Service Bars (4), AFOUA, AFLSA W/1st OLC.
Despite his busy military career, Harold found time for hobbies and artistic pursuits. He particularly enjoyed bowling and drawing.
Harold is survived by his daughters, June Logan, Linda Novy, Gigi Snyder, and Tami Kaster; his sons, Harold W. Kaster II, Jason Kaster, and Steven Kaster; his granddaughters, Amber Logan, Julie Lehman, Jenny Dawson, Amy McCue-Denney, Leah Kaster, Scarlett Kaster, and Isabella Kaster; his grandsons, Jonathan Logan, Roger Bialas, AJ Chilton, Chris McCue, Will Kaster, Sam Kaster, and Weston Kaster; his great-grandchildren, Andrew Logan, Amanda Payne, Summer Nichols, Cory Smith, Alexis Hunter, Brayden Denney, Lexi Denney, Lexie Brill, Allie Bialas, Aubree Kaster, Hunter Dawson, and Wyatt Dawson; and his great-great-grandchildren, Payton Payne, Linden Payne, Zander Atkins, Beckett Nichols, Emberlyn Smith, and Maverick Smith.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Mary Kaster; and his siblings, Charles, Mary, Hazel, Roy, Jeanie, and Pauline.
Instead of floral remembrances, the family suggests that donations can be made to Alzheimer's Association to honor Harold William Kaster’s memory.
Arrangements are under the care and direction of the staff of Holt & Holt Funeral Home of Boerne.
To share words of comfort with the family, please visit www.holtfh.com.