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1/2/2013 8:30:00 AM
Ben H. Kaster

Ben H. Kaster, age 85 of Monroe, died Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at Meriter Hospital in Madison. Ben was born May 23, 1927 in Darlington, the son of William and Agnes (Gille) Kaster. He attended schools in Darlington and Endeavor, WI. Ben and Lois Aebly were married on September 18, 1954 at St. John's United Church of Christ, Monroe. Since retiring from the Green County Highway Dept. in May of 1990, Ben has been employed at Alphorn Ford in Monroe as the coordinator of drivers for vehicle transport. He was an active member of St. John's UCC where he was the head usher for many years, served on St. John's Garden Apartment Committee, was a past member of the Monroe Morning Optimist Club, and a volunteer at the National Historic Cheesemaking Center.

He is survived by his wife, Lois Kaster of Monroe; a special sister-in-law, Ruth Ellen Putnam of Monroe; three dear nephews, Tom (Cindy) Aebly of Monroe and daughters, Amanda (Jim) DeSonia and Elizabeth Aebly, Michael (Sandra) Aebly of Madison and sons, Aaron and Andrew, Brian (Laura) Putnam of Bayside, WI and daughter, Madeleine; a special niece, Julie (Robert) Lennon of DePere, WI and sons, Anthony and Tyler; three great-great nieces and nephew, Maren, Violet, and Henry DeSonia; many other nieces and nephews; sisters-in-law, Ruth Kaster, Erma Kaster, and Therese Snyder; and a host of wonderful friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Martin, Francis, Leo, and Edward Kaster; and three sisters, Thelma Differt, Helene Wickersham, and Janann Kaster.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, January 5, 2013, at 1:00 p.m., at St. John's United Church of Christ, Monroe, with Reverend William "Mike" Heath officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date in Greenwood Cemetery, Monroe. Visitation will be at the church on Saturday, January 5, from 11:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials in Ben's name can be given to a charity of one's choice. The Newcomer Funeral Home, Monroe, is assisting the family. To share a memory or sign the guestbook go to www.newcomerfuneralhome.net.

Ben was a wonderful husband of 58 years who always put Lois first.



Reader Comments

Posted: Sunday, January 6, 2013
Article comment by: Sharon Paulson

Lois,
I am sorry to hear of the loss of Ben to your family. The wonderful memories you are left with will ease a part of each day. I was so Blessed to be able to know you and Ben.


Posted: Thursday, January 3, 2013
Article comment by: Henry Wieman

Dear Lois, I send my sympathy on your loss and am certain that you have great memories to sustain you in these sad days. You were always a very handsome couple and it was always a pleasure to meet you and Ben.

Best Regards, Henry Wieman


Posted: Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Article comment by: Kay Urban

Lois
We are so sorry to hear about Ben. We know you will miss him terribly and so will the community of Monroe. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Kay and Paul Urban




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