Grace mourns student loss.
Mallori Lin Kastner, 18, of rural Wabash, Indiana died late Friday night, September 17, 2010 at Winona Lake, Indiana. She was born March 6, 1992 in Wabash to James “Rob” Kastner and Shelly “Marie” (Dayton) Baucco.
Mallori was a student at Grace College and Seminary at Winona Lake, Indiana. She was a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Wabash.
She was a 2010 Wabash High School graduate and statewide volleyball standout. Standing at 6 foot, Mallori was a middle hitter and a four-year player for Wabash. She was an Indiana North Volleyball All-Star (2009) and Wabash High School MVP (2009). She was named to the All-State 2nd Team (2009), Three Rivers Conference (TRC) 1st Team (2009), Wabash County 1st Team (2009), Wabash County 2nd Team (2008) and was a TRC Honorable Mention (2007, 2008). She led the TRC in attacks in 2009 with 379 kills and was at the top of the TRC in blocking in 2008 and 2009.
Along with her success on the volleyball floor, she also played basketball and ran track for four years. On the hardwood, she was a member of the team that reached the regional finals, was a TRC All-Conference Team Honorable Mention (2009), and she broke the school record for blocked shots in a single season. In track, she participated in the high jump and the long jump. She chose Grace because she really liked the campus, the Christian values, the volleyball team and the program. She wanted to be a key player for Grace volleyball and help the team succeed.
She is survived by her mother & step father, Shelly “Marie” (Andy) Baucco; father, James “Rob” Kastner; and 2 sisters, Heather M. Kastner and Katy Baucco, all of Wabash; brother, Michael J. Kastner of West Lafayette, Indiana; grandparents, Darlene “Grams” Smith, Jennifer Dayton, Robert & Sandi Kastner, and Vince & Judy Baucco, all of Wabash.
Funeral services will be held at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 188 W. Sinclair Street, Wabash on Wednesday, September 22, 2010 at 10:30am with Father Sextus Don officiating. Burial will be in Falls Cemetery, Wabash. Friends may call 2-8pm Tuesday at Grandstaff-Hentgen Funeral Service, 1241 Manchester Ave. Wabash, with a rosary service at 8:00pm at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials are to the Wabash High School Volleyball Team or Grace College Volleyball Team.
The memorial guest book for Mallori may be signed at www.grandstaff-hentgen.com.