Nissley B. Kaste

July 16, 1916 Ė March 21, 2011

Nissley 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 www.waukeshafunerals.com.