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, and was a past member of the Monroe Morning Optmist Club.
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 Theresa 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.
Ben was a wonderful husband of 58 years who always put Lois first.