Augusta Eda Bast

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Augusta Eda Bast (Kasten)

Birthplace: Königsmühle, Germany
Death: January 24, 1959 (85)
Gillett, Wisconsin, United States
Place of Burial: Merrill, Lincoln County, Wisconsin, USA
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Wife of Herman Bast
Mother of William A Bast and Private

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About Augusta Eda Bast

"Grandma" Bast Laid to Rest at Gillett Wednesday

Oconto Falls - Mrs. Augusta Bast, known to almost all who knew her as Gran dma, passed away at the home of her son, William, at 306 Second Stre et in Oconto on Sunday evening at 6:20 o'clock. She had been ill for t he past two years.

Grandma was born Augusta Eda Kastan [sic] on August 21, 1873 in Kongsmuh l, Germany, and her family came to Gillett when she was a child of six. H er marriage to Herman Bast took place on January 4, (also the date of h er death) in 1891, and they lived in Pulcifer for some years.

She worked at the old Gillett hospital and from 1927 until 1945 at the Oco nto Falls hospital. She had made her home with the William Bast family f or the past 14 years.

Mrs. Bast was a member of Grace Lutheran church, where services were he ld at one o'clock on Wednesday, the Rev. Wilbur C. Lindsley officiating. B urial took place in Emmanuel Lutheran cemetery at Gillett. The casket w as borne by six nephews: Art and Harris Kasten, Arnold Owens, Joe, Emil a nd Bruce Plain.

The son William and four grandchildren: Victor and Mrs. Robert Skarb on of Oconto Falls, Mrs. Carl Lemirande of R. R. Lena, and Mrs. John Thiel ke, with 23 greatgrandchildren, survive.

"Grandma" led a long and useful life and did much to help others. She h as earned the reward of peaceful rest.

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Augusta Eda Bast's Timeline

August 21, 1873
Königsmühle, Germany
February 14, 1897
Oconto, Wisconsin, United States
January 24, 1959
Age 85
Gillett, Wisconsin, United States
Merrill, Lincoln County, Wisconsin, USA