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Lauren M. Kasad – Strawberry Point

Lauren Marie Kasad, 26, of Strawberry Point, Iowa, passed away on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at the ABCM Rehabilitation Center in Independence, and is now sheltered, safe in the arms of Jesus. She was born with disabilities on August 4, 1995, in La Habra, California, the daughter of Darin and Rebecca (Rodela) Kasad. Lauren was raised in California until she was 14 years old. In June of 2009, Lauren moved with her family to Strawberry Point and she graduated from Starmont High School.

Despite all of Lauren’s health issues and disabilities, these didn’t stop her from loving her family, enjoying music, watching “Blue’s Clues”, and loving her pets. Her smile was infectious. Lauren was strong-willed and a fighter.

Survivors include her parents, Rebecca and Darin Kasad of Strawberry Point; her three siblings, Chris (Katie) Kasad of Cedar Rapids, Catie (Andy) Miller of Manchester, and Steven Kasad of Strawberry Point; paternal grandmother, Ila Kasad of California; maternal grandmother, Dolores Rodela of Strawberry Point; step-grandmother, Vicki Kasad; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins.

Lauren was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Alfred Rodela, and paternal grandfather, David Kasad.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established. A Go Fund Me page has also been set up: Lauren’s Memorial Fund

The Kasad family would like to thank all of the caregivers who have taken care of Lauren throughout her life, and most recently, all of the nurses and staff at ABCM East Campus in Independence.

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A Private Family Graveside Service was held.

A Celebration of Life: 6:00 p.m., Friday, December 17, 2021 at The Stone Church in Manchester with Pastor Joe Camp officiating.

Interment: Cass Township Cemetery – Strawberry Point, Iowa


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