Obit: Castner, Lydia (1844 - 1914)
Surnames: CASTNER MACK WILLIS DUTCHER BATES HENRY KENNEDY BRADFIELD
----Source: LOYAL TRIBUNE (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) 09/24/1914
Castner, Lydia (1 FEB 1844 - 20 SEP 1914)
Mrs. Lydia Castner, nee Mack, wife of John Castner, died at her home in our village (Loyal, Clark County, Wis.) Sunday morning at 11:45 o'clock.
Deceased was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Mack, and was born Feb. 1, 1844 at Rawdon, Ontario, Canada. She came to this county in her early days and was married to John Castner on Sept. 17, 1859, the marriage taking place where is now the own of Veedum, but at the time was a wilderness. In 1862 the family then removed to Monroe where they lived until 1869, when they again moved to Clark County and purchased 160 acres of land. About 12 years ago they sold there farm and moved to our village, where they have since lived.
After a long, busy and useful life she died as she has lived. She reared her own monument while she lived in the hearts of all who knew her. Her life was completed if work all done and well done constitutes completion. Her Christian life was beautiful from its beginning to its close, and through all the vicissitudes and sorrows that she met in the way her faith in God never wavered.
She was a member of the local organization of the W. C. T. U. and a member of the M. E. Church in full connection since 1869.
She leaves to mourn her death her husband and the following children: George Castner, Dan Castner, Alfred Castner, Albert Castner, and Mrs. Willis of Loyal, and Mrs. Dutcher of Rapid River, Mich. There were nine children in all, three of who died before her. She is also survived by two nieces and one nephew, who are, Mrs. Claude Bates, Kenosha, Wis., Mrs. Ray Henry, Waukegan, Ill., and Charles Kennedy, Kenosha, and also one son-in-law, Dr. A. L. Bradfield of La Crosse, Wis., 28 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren, besides a host of friends.
Last week Thursday Mr. and Mrs. Castner were married 55 years. In 1909 they celebrated their golden wedding.
The funeral was held Tuesday at 10:30 o'clock from the M. E. Church, Rev. Powell officiating.
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