Anna Julitta (King) Caster, 89, of Union, passed away on Sunday, November 29, 2020, at the Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames. A private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Eldora with Father Kevin Earleywine officiating. Anna will be laid to rest at the St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, also in Eldora. A Celebration of Anna’s life will take place at a later date. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we ask those that will be invited to the Mass and burial, to wear a mask or face covering, and practice social distancing. Messages of condolence and memories are strongly encouraged and can be left for the family at www.abelsfuneralhomes.com . The Abels Funeral & Cremation Service-Creps Chapel in Eldora is caring for Anna and her family.
Anna Julitta King was born on January 26, 1931, in Hubbard, Iowa, to her parents Edward & Theresia (Werner) King. She attended school in Hubbard and graduated from Hubbard High School in 1948. After graduation, Anna attended Ottumwa Heights College in 1950, earning her teaching degree. She started out her long career in the Union-Whitten schools that same year. Anna taught kindergarten and first grade, until her retirement in 1991.
She began her 68-year marriage to Roy Caster on December 27, 1952 and spent their entire married life in Union. The couple was blessed with 6 children; Ray, Mary, Paul, Barbara, Marlene and Margaret Mary. They were even more blessed when 8 grandchildren, 13 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren were born into the family.
Anna’s deep faith was the foundation of her life. She was an active member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Eldora, for 70 years. Anna and Roy abundantly gave of their time and money to support the community, those in need, and those less fortunate. She was a voracious reader, loved to play cards, and gardening. She and Roy also enjoyed family gatherings and traveled the country to spend time with their children and their families.
She is survived by her husband Roy of Union; son Ray (Mary) Caster of Edina, MN. Their children, Laura (Chris) Kendrick, James, Rebecca, and Thomas; Joe (Kelly Henderson) Caster; Alissa (Josh) Broesder, Aiden and Freya. Daughter Barbara Cakerice of Apex, NC. Her children, Renea (Larry) Wamsher, Adam (Kayla) Wamsher, and Julie (Jon) Lara, Royler and Sylas; Ryan (Kim) Cakerice, Madelyn and Landon. Daughter Marlene (Steve) Anderson of Apex, NC. Their children, Jennifer (Russell) Copersito, Giada, Luca, and Nicholas; Stacey (Andrew) Bell, Anderson; Teresa (Ryan) Huffman. Anna rejoins in Heaven, her parents and her children Mary, Paul, and Margaret Mary.