Patricia I. Patti Kastor, 45, of Downs, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017 at Carle Foundation Hospital, Urbana. A Celebration of Life service will be held at 3 p.m. on Saturday, January 14, 2017 at the Tri-Valley Middle School, Downs. Cremation rites have been accorded by Carmody-Flynn Funeral Home, Bloomington. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family for a Scholarship fund to be established in Pattis memory at https://www.youcaring.com/tbd-734619?utm_source=mandrillutm_medium=emailutm_content=ORG-FR-Liveutm_campaign=Action-Based-Org-Trx rnrnTo express condolences online, please visit www.carmodyflynn.com. She was born March 7, 1971 in Woodstock, daughter of Gene and Pat Micki Morrison Bolda. She married Brad D. Kastor, her high school sweetheart and best friend, on May 30, 1992 in Geneseo. Together, they had two daughters, Amanda (Colin) Ferguson, Bloomington and KaiNani Kai Kastor, at home. Patti was raised in Crystal Lake, Lake In The Hills and Geneseo and after her marriage to Brad, lived in Moline, Hamilton, Sycamore, Springfield and Normal, prior to moving to Downs. She graduated from J.D. Darnall High School in Geneseo and received degrees from Blackhawk Community College and Northern Illinois University and her teaching certificate from Illinois State University. She taught one year at Pontiac Junior High before beginning her twelve year career teaching at the Tri-Valley Middle School in Downs. She also became an agent for Travelmation LLC, planning and booking Disney vacations. She loved spending time with her family, reading, and traveling; especially to Disney World and being the worlds number one Disney fan. She was a strong fan of the Chicago Cubs and enjoyed watching the Chicago Bears. She cared greatly for her students, and tried to help them as much as she could, maintaining contact with many of them long after they had graduated. Patti was preceded in death by her maternal and paternal grandparents. She is survived by her husband, Brad of Downs; daughters, Amanda (Colin) Ferguson and Kai Kastor; her parents, Gene and Pat Bolda of Bloomington; one sister, Valerie (Marshall) Plumley of Geneseo; mother-in-law, Kristie (Bob) Mitchell of Omaha, NE; father-in-law, Neil Kastor of Akron, OH; three uncles; one aunt; two brothers-in-law; three nephews and four nieces. Patti had a great impact on many lives and is greatly loved. We already miss her tremendously and she will always be in our thoughts and hearts.