Max L. Kasten 95 passed away peacefully in his sleep early Wednesday morning at his sons’ home in Platteville. He came to Leadville shortly after World War II and worked as a chemist at the Smelter in Stringtown until it shutdown. He then worked for Climax Molybdenum Mine until he retired as Chief Chemist.
Max is preceded in death by his wife Carolyn of 56 years whom he married on October 13, 1950, his parents Jake & Selma of Illinois and his brother Jack (Midge) of California and most of Carolyn’s siblings and their Spouse’s, three nephews Kenneth, Duane and Donald and a niece Betty.
Max is survived by his son Michael & Cheryl and three grandsons Matthew, Nicholas and Kyle (Sarah), sister in-law Johanna Schaefer and many nephews and nieces.
Max graduated from Missouri School of Mines with a degree in Chemical Engineering and served in the Army September 21, 1942—November 5, 1945. He enjoyed bowling with friends in Leadville for many years he bowled in 25 National Bowling Tournaments across all 4 corners the country. Max is in the Pro-Bowlers Hall of Fame for the 300 game he bowled at Kristi Lanes. His special bowling friends George & Jeane Rutkey, Bill Skala, Jim Tekavic and many more. Pro Bowlers Don Carter, Dick Weber and Carmen Salvino can also be counted as bowling friends.
Max was a member of The Elks Lodge #236 for 60 years, a member of the Eagles Lodge.
A very special thanks to 'Desirae' for all the help and guidance. Instead of flowers please send your gifts to: Halcyon Hospice/Palliative Care
Donations can also be sent to Halcyon Hospice/Palliative Care
PO Box 177
Mead Colorado 80524
A Remembrance Reception will be held at 11:30 June 6th at Elks Lodge on West 3rd St where Max was a member for 60 years.
Grave side Services will be provided.