Nissley B. Kaste
July 16, 1916 Ė March 21, 2011
Brandt Kaste of Waukesha died Monday, March 21, 2011, at her home at the
age of 94. She was born July 16, 1916, to John Jay and Kathryn (nee
Hoagland) Brandt in Williamsport, Pa.
Nissley received a bachelorís degree in
journalism and a masterís degree in social work from the University of
Michigan at Ann Arbor. During World War II, she served with the American
Red Cross as director of hospitals in the Philippines and Japan. She
married Ivan Kaste, and the couple came to Waukesha in 1956.
He preceded her in death Aug. 19, 2002. She worked
at Waukesha Family Services as a social worker for many years. She was
active in the Unitarian Universalist Society. She dedicated much of her
time to the United Nations Association of Waukesha and was a former
president of The League of Women Voters. Her main interests were reading,
history, peace and womenís issues. She especially enjoyed playing bridge
and participating in her book club, right up to a few weeks ago.
She will be missed by her children, Fred (Debbie) Kaste of Union Grove and Betsy (Steve) Moldenhauer of Waukesha;
grandchildren, Fred III (Heather) Kaste , Dan Kaste, Sarah Moldenhauer and
Peter Moldenhauer; and one great-granddaughter on the way, planning to
arrive in early April.
In addition to her parents and husband, Ivan Kaste,
she was preceded in death by her brother John and sister Betty.
A memorial will be held by the Unitarian
Universalist Society at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 2, located at the UCC
Church of Mukwonago, S93-W30740 Highway NN, Mukwonago, WI 53149.
For further information, call Randle-Dable
Funeral, Cremation & Preplanning Services at 547-4035. To leave the
family an online tribute message, visit