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Arthur L. Kassel

May 9, 1945 — April 8, 2024


 Our beloved Arthur (Art) Kassel peacefully passed away April 8, 2024, in the comfort of his own home surrounded by the love of his family, after bravely battling pancreatic cancer. Despite the challenges of the pain and illness, his resilience and strength shined through till the end. 


Arthur Kassel was born in Wheeling, Illinois on May 9, 1945 to parents Leslie and Julia Kassel. After graduating high school he joined the military in September of 1964, and got stationed in Japan. This is where he met the love of his life Kazuko, they were married for 55 years. While in Japan they had their 2 daughters, Nina and Kathleen.  


Art served 20 years in the United States Air Force, and in the Vietnam war. He retired from the military in November of 1984 as a Senior Master Sergeant. During his time in the military he used his GI Bill to get a Computer Engineering degree. Because of this he was able to get an exceptional job for the State of Utah and had his own computer consultant company called KANL Enterprises. After retirement he would volunteer on Hill Air Force Base helping several veterans get on disability for the next several years.


He was a good provider and educator, in his spare time he taught computer science and mathematics at Salt Lake Community College. He was incredibly smart and loved to help others. His main passions in life were his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. He loved them all dearly and was like a second father to them, attending all their sporting events, helping them with their homework, and always being present for them.  


You’d often find him in his garage passionately crafting and constructing items, especially for his loved ones. There seemed to be no task beyond his expertise; he was our favorite go-to-handyman. Additionally, he took pleasure in helping others with their computer issues, there truly wasn’t anything he couldn't do. 


In later years, Art became a dedicated member of Layton Hills Baptist Church, where his faithfulness was unwavering. His commitment to the church held immense importance in his life. Known for his outstanding service, love, and devotion to the Lord, Art's presence was cherished by all. Despite facing illness, one of his greatest joys was to rise and sing, showcasing his enduring spirit. Throughout his sickness, he never wavered in his desire to hear the word of God, his resilience was truly inspiring. As we reflect, we can envision Jesus welcoming him with the words, "Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things, Enter into the joy of the Lord." (Matthew 25:23)


His presence, his smile, his trademark phrase “no thank you I have to drive” and his laughter will be greatly missed by everyone who knew and loved him. His sweet spirit was always “fantastic”.  We find peace and comfort  knowing he is no longer suffering and now in the presence of Jesus Christ, where he remains “fantastic” forever. 


Arthur is preceded in death by his grandson Arpidet, in whom we know he is embracing right now. He is survived by his wife, Kazuko, his two daughters, Nina and Kathleen, his grandchildren, Jade, Jonah, Jazmine and Tommy, and his great grandchildren, Collin, Cameron, Aubree, Grace, Ezekiel, and AJ.


We invite you to join us in celebrating the life of Art. A funeral will be held on Saturday, April 20, 2024 at 11:00 a.m. at Lindquist’s Layton Mortuary, 1867 N. Fairfield Rd., Layton, Utah.   A viewing for friends and family will be held Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to the service at the mortuary.


We wanted to thank IHC hospice Julia and Catherine for all their help. Your presence, help, and kind  words during this difficult time were deeply appreciated. 

Interment, Lindquist’s Memorial Park at Layton.

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Service Schedule

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Saturday, April 20, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Layton Mortuary

1867 N Fairfield Rd, Layton, UT 84041

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Funeral Service

Saturday, April 20, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Lindquist's Memorial Park at Layton

1867 N Fairfield Rd, Layton, UT 84041

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