Adeline "Addie" Kasari (Dykhoff)

July 7, 1925 - July 24, 2015
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Addie Kasari, age 90, passed away in Pinole on July 24, 2015, in the loving care of her family. She was born in Butler, Minnesota, on July 7, 1925, to John and Mary Dykhoff. Raised in a small farm town in Minnesota, she moved to California and married Bill Kasari on Sept. 27, 1946, her loving husband of 64 years who preceded her in death. They ultimately settled in El Cerrito. She is also preceded in death by her parents, brothers George and James, sisters Genevieve Pettit, Sylvia Rudolph and Marion Gagnon, and son-in-law Chris Gunnell. She will be deeply missed by daughter Judy Gunnell, son and daughter-in-law Jerry and Debbey Kasari, of Pinole; brothers Gerald, Donald (Mary) and Robert of MN; sister Bonnie (Duane Sager) of TX; grandchildren Jamie (Brad Cooper), Randi (Tom Bittner), Brandon (Brianne), Justin (Sarah) and Lisa (Cameron Toy); great-grandchildren Addison, Brooke, Brady and Cole Cooper, Avery Costa, Bradley and Sidney Bittner, Lyla, Shelby and Evelyn Kasari.

Addie was a member of Albany and Pinole Valley Bowling Leagues for 30 years. She loved a good card game or cribbage match, enjoyed pinochle games with her friends at Pinole and San Pablo Senior Centers and hollered many a “bingo” at Gilman Street and Marina Bay. Addie was loved by all who knew her. She will be remembered for her kindness, generous heart, selflessness and warm hugs. She loved people and sharing stories, she never met a stranger and was a woman of deep faith.

Relatives and friends are invited to a Memorial Mass at St. John’s Catholic Church, 11150 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito on Saturday, August 29th at 2:30pm, followed by a celebration of life.

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Date: Saturday, August 29, 2015

Time: 2:30 pm

St. John the Baptist Church


11150 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito, CA,


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Born: July 7, 1925
Died: July 24, 2015

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Billy Filbeck. posted on 8/4/15

I love you Aunty


Meryl posted on 8/13/15

I am very sorry to hear of the loss of, Mrs. Kasari. With all her love and joys, I imagine she was an amazing woman. I won't pretend to know what you're going through, but what has helped me deal with the loss of those I love is turning to the Scriptures, something that has been a real source of comfort. One Scripture that gives me hope is John 11:25, which says, " Jesus said to her: “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who exercises faith in me, even though he dies, will come to life." I hope that this verse will also comfort you and, I hope you and your family can get through this difficult time. Please accept my condolences for the loss of your beloved mother, grandma and friend. Sincerely, Meryl


judy gunnell posted on 7/31/15

I will miss you forever. Our shopping trips, going out to lunch or just sitting at your kitchen table was always so special. You were the best mom ever and I feel so honored to have been able to care for you and make your last months here as comfortable as possible.. You will live in my heart. As someone told me, "our loss is heaven's gain" Love you Judy