Dennis Kasl

Obituary of Dennis Kasl

Obituary for Dennis Larry Kasl

Dennis Larry Kasl was born in Lincoln, Lancaster County, Nebraska on October 12, 1941 to Del Leverne Kasl and Elberta Dolorous Eitel Kasl. He passed away on April 6, 2024 at the age of 82. His early years were spent in Nebraska. In 1956 he moved to Phoenix, Arizona and attended North Phoenix High, graduating in 1959. Dennis was the first in his family to attend college, graduating in 1965 and 1966 with Bachelors and Masters degrees in Industrial Engineering. He entered the Air Force in 1966 and spent his career as an Air Force officer. He served at various headquarter levels, including the Pentagon, in the field of Management Engineering or Manpower and Operations. He received many awards for his service and retired in 1988 after 22 years. While in the Air Force he and his wife had four children and they moved to 8 different states including Alaska. Upon retirement from the Air Force Dennis worked for the state of Arizona in the Department of Transportation for 18 years, retiring in 2009.

He met his wife, Janette Black, at North High and they were married on September 8, 1962 in the Mesa Temple. He was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age 19 and remained an active member all his life. Upon his retirement in 2009, he and Janette served three years as Senior Service missionaries for the Church at the Bishop's Storehouse.

Dennis was a bookworm, curious about words, the origin of language, science, math, animals, birds and plants. His library is filled with books on these subjects. He was a great dad to his four children, teaching them good principles of hard work, volunteerism, and kindness to others. During his lifetime he fought a great battle with the effects of Multiple Sclerosis. He joined the Multiple Sclerosis Society and attended their events regularly to learn more about his disease and how to combat it. He was a great example of endurance for his family and we honor his life.

Dennis is survived by his wife Janette; daughters Kendra (Larry Phair) and April (Ryan Betts); sons Joel (Elizabeth) and Jared (Quillan). He is also survived by 17 grandchildren: Nathan (Hannah), Jordan, Caleb, David (Miranda), and Tessa Phair; Ethan, Christian, Audrey, and Gregory Betts; Clark (Elise) and Kendra Kasl; Hunter and Madeline Beals, Maylene Hitchcock (Alex), Sariah Gustison (Brendle), Eden, and Brielle Kasl and 8 great grandchildren: Elliott, Emmeline, Calvin, Levi, Lydia, Flynn, Clayton and Rhett.

Memorial services will be held on Saturday, April 27 at 1:00pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at 848 N. Westwood Drive, Mesa, Arizona. He will be buried with full military honors at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery in Phoenix.

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