Erma Irene Kaster
Erma Irene Kaster, age 93, of Monroe, formerly of Browntown, joined our Lord on Monday, November 21, 2022. Erma was born on February 19, 1929 in Monroe, the daughter of Leo and Elsie (Tauffman) Tornow. She graduated from South Wayne High School in 1946 and attended Green County Normal School. She taught rural school for two years before her marriage to Edward J. Kaster on May 28, 1949. Erma and Ed farmed in Cadiz Township, south of Browntown, until retiring and selling the farm to their son, Dean, in 1993. Erma was a member of St. John’s Catholic Church, South Wayne, Antique Wheelers Car Club, and always enjoyed playing cards, especially Euchre. Her passion was her family and especially loved visits from her grandchildren. She has resided at Graceland Manor for the past four years.
Erma is survived by her daughter, Norma Dinges of Zephyrhills, FL; four grandchildren, Craig (Jasmine) Schiller of Monticello, Brad (Sara) Kaster of Browntown, Scott Kaster of Marshall, Savanna (Andy) Heindl of Sun Prairie; greatgrandchildren, Sierra Schiller, Cash Kaster, Sutter and Josie Gerber-Kaster, Malia and Luke Heindl; step-grandson, Mason Solofra; a brother, Herbert (Yvonne) Tornow of South Wayne; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward, on Feb. 19, 2005; son and daughter-in-law, Dean and Cindi Kaster; son-in-law, Kirk Dinges; and three sisters, Margaret Akins, Agnes Shippee, and Leona Klassey.
Funeral services will be held on Saturday, November 26, 2022, at 11:00 a.m., at NEWCOMER FUNERAL HOME, Monroe, with Father Peter Lee and Mary Gafner officiating. Interment will follow in Calvary Cemetery, Monroe. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. and on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Erma’s name for the Browntown Community Park. Condolences may be shared at www.newcomerfuneralhome.net
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