Janet R. Kaster, 84, passed peacefully Sunday, January 30, 2022. She was born February 11, 1937, in Green Bay to Norbert and Catherine (Berken) Peters.
Janet was a graduate of Green Bay East High School, Class of 1955. Following high school, she worked for a short time at Fort Howard Paper Company. Her love of live music led her to the Bluestone where she met her future husband Robert “Bob” Kaster. Bob and Janet were married on September 5, 1959, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Bay Settlement. Afterwards, she became a homemaker and began raising a family. Janet loved spending her time gardening, baking with the apples and pears grown on the Kaster family farm, canning, crocheting, refinishing furniture, going to flea markets and rummage sales, and listening to music-especially polka music. She will be remembered as a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother, and for having a great sense of humor.
Janet is survived by her husband, Robert; her children, Jeff Kaster, Lisa Samorske (special friend Steve), and Doug (Jen) Kaster; her grandchildren, Nick Samorske, Nate Samorske (special friend Emily), Erin (Bobby) Georgia, Colin Kaster, and Marin Kaster; a brother, Larry (Claire) Peters; a sister, Adele Schneider; brothers-in-law, Elroy (Elaine) Kaster and John Koch; sisters-in-law, Jane Kaster (special friend Don), Valeria Boulanger, and Dory Peters; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Theresa (Warren) Pensis, Mary (Fran) Herman, Joanne Koch, and Glen Peters; nephews, Dale Herman and David Herr; brothers-in-law, Kenneth Schneider, Richard Boulanger, and Jerome Kaster, a sister-in-law, Adele (Al) Herr.
Friends may call at Proko-Wall Funeral Home, 1630 E. Mason Street, on Thursday from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. A Parish Wake will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friends may also call at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Glenmore, 5840 Big Apple Road, De Pere, on Friday from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Xavier Amirtham, O. Praem officiating. Entombment will be in Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. On-line condolences may be given at www.prokowall.com.
Janet’s family extends a special word of thanks to Chad the “Polka Angel”, the staff of Angels Touch Assisted Living, and the caring and concerned neighbors and relatives who were there for them in their time of need.