Floral 09


Betty A. (Brower) Kasten

September 7, 1930 ~ June 8, 2018 (age 87)

Betty A. Kasten, age 87, went peacefully to her eternal home on June 8, 2018. Betty was born September 7, 1930 in Appleton WI. to John and Lucille (Plamann) Brower. Betty was united in marriage to Norman E. Kasten on August 19, 1950 at First English Lutheran Church in Appleton. Together they were blessed with 65 years of marriage.

She was a charter member of Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church in Appleton. Betty served her church teaching Sunday school, vacation bible school and volunteered in many church activities. She was kind, loving, always concerned about others and loved to cook and bake.

Betty is survived by a daughter, Cheryl (Jim) Marx, a son, Brian Kasten, grandchildren, Jason (Summer) Marx; Greg Marx (Kimberly DeBraal); Tracy Kasten, and Brenda (Josh) Vandenberg; great-grandchildren, Aurora and Delaney Marx and Isaac and Madeline Vandenberg and a sister, Ione (Brower) Murphy, and by many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Lucille (Plamann) Brower, her husband, Norman E. Kasten, a sister and brother-in-law Geraldine (Brower) and Eugene Gradl. Her father and mother-in-law, William and Anna (Volkmann) Kasten, sister-in-law and brother-in-law’s, William and Ethel (Kasten) Schulzendorf; Kenneth and Katherine Kasten and a niece and nephew.

The funeral service will be held 1:30 PM on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church 530 W. Parkway Blvd Appleton, with the Rev. Zach Gebert officiating. Betty’s family will receive relatives and friends at the church on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 from 11:30 AM until 1:15 PM. Interment will be at Highland Memorial Park Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers a memorial fund is being established.

Betty’s family would like to thank Bethany Ev. Lutheran Church Pastors, Thedacare Hospice, various caregivers, family and friends for their prayers, encouragement, visits, care and friendship. “For I know the plans I have for you declares the Lord….”

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