Betty Joyce Strawe

was born to Walter and Bessie Strawe.

Betty J. Kastner
 EAST DUBUQUE, Ill. - Betty J. (Strawe) Kastner, 84, of East Dubuque, passed away quietly on Sunday, June 27, 2004, at home.

The family will hold a private memorial service at their cabin, a place very special to Betty, in the St. Germaine area of Wisconsin on July 4. The Miller Funeral Home, East Dubuque, is in charge of arrangements.

She was delivered by her maternal grandfather, a country doctor, on April 16, 1920, at home, near Fremont, Ind. Her father was a school teacher and principal, and her mother was a homemaker. Although she grew up in Naperville, some of her favorite childhood memories were of summers spent on her paternal grandparents' farm back in Indiana.

She married William G. "Gordy" Kastner in 1941 while attending North Central College, Naperville. He was in the Army by then, stationed in Pineville, La., so she finished her degree at Louisiana Teachers' College.

Betty raised four happy children. Her professional life was also gratifying because she was able to influence the lives of hundreds of children as a grade school teacher in northern Wisconsin.

Surviving are three children, Georgia (David) Steffen, of East Dubuque, Fran (Paul) Mundt, of Alpine, Utah, and Charles, of Houston; a sister, Margaret Epp, of Boulder, Colo.; six grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband; and a son, James G. Kastner.

The family would like to especially thank Hospice of Dubuque for making it possible for Betty to spend her final days at home.

Telegraph Herald (Dubuque, IA) - Tuesday, June 29, 2004
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 Betty J. Kastner