Obit: Castner, Dollie (1877 - 1936)

Contact: Audrey Roedl


----Sources: The Loyal Tribune 09 April 1936

Castner, Dollie (1 FEB 1877 - 30 MAR 1936)

Mrs. Dan Castner (nee Dollie Milligan) was the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Oliver Milligan. She was born at Loyal, February 1, 1877 and death came to her at her home here March 30, 1936 at the age of 59 years.

She attended the Lyon school and later attended High School in Greenwood.

On New Years eve 1896 she was married to Dan Castner and her married life was spent on farms in this community and in the village of Loyal.

About 23 years ago Mr. and Mrs. Castner and family purchased a farm south of the village and this was her home until last December when she and her husband moved into the modest little home Mr. Castner had so painstakingly built for them.

For several tears Mrs. Castner has been in poor health, and about a year ago was taken to a Madison hospital. Her health improved but last fall she became so ill her life was despaired of but again she improved until Monday evening a sudden heart attack caused her to pass peacefully away.

She was a member of the W. C. T. U. and an earnest worker in the temperance cause. She was also a member of the Ladies Aid Society of the Methodist Church and a member of the Birthday Circle. As a member of the R. N. A. she served as an officer of that society for several years and took an active interest in it as long as her health would permit. The officers of the local camp performed their ceremony for departed members as a part of her funeral services and their members with the W. C. T. U. members attended in a body.

Many years ago she united with the Presbyterian Church and was always a faithful follower of Christ. She was a loving wife and mother and one of the greatest tributes that can be paid one could honestly be given to her. "She was a friend to all and all were friends to her."

She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Elva McNamara of Medford; Alice, Mrs. Chet Berg, Marshfield; Inez, Mrs. Byron Deets, Loyal; and one son, Claude, of Loyal. Two children preceded her in death, a tiny infant, and Glen who died in service during the World War. She also had 4 grandchildren.

Those from out of town who attended the funeral were: Mrs. Elva McNamara and son Donald, Medford; Mr. and Mrs. Chet Berg, Marshfield; Miss Jeanette Castner, Marshfield; Mr. Wm. Nutting and son Rudell, of Medford; Mrs..Jule Lyon, Chicago; Mr. and Mrs. Ray Kauffman, Mrs. Angelo Lyon and Mrs. Adele Zuege, Neillsville; Mr. and Mrs. Frank Crystal, Miss Eileen Milligan, Mr. Eugene Milligan, Stanley; and Mr. and Mrs. Bert Brouette, Waupaca.

The pall bearers were: Mr. Frank Klein, Mr. Clem Rouse, Mr. Ray Prior, Mr. Herbert White, Mr. Archie Dorn and Mr. James White.

The flowers were in charge of Mrs. Herbert Herdrich, Mrs. Arthur Klimmer, Mrs. H. E. Catlin, Mrs. F. Klein, Mrs. Harry Oestreich and Mrs. Florence Whitney.

Funeral services were held Thursday P. M., April 2, in the Methodist Church with the Rev. A. N. Chapman officiating and she was laid to rest in the Loyal cemetery.



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