Obituary for Arlyn Bastman

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Arlyn H. Bastman, 78, Stratford, passed away on Monday, May 2, 2022 at his home.
A visitation will be held from 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm on Tuesday, May 10, 2022 at Sauter/Rembs Funeral Home, Stratford.

Arlyn was born on August 24, 1943 in Lake Park, Iowa to Harry and Elsie (Rodenberg) Bastman. He attended Clinton High School and UW-Platteville. On October 16, 1965, he was united in marriage to Judy VanderKooi in Clinton, WI.

Arlyn worked as a farmer from 1969-1995 in Stratford, maintenance Tech at Grassland for 4 years and Quality Ingredients for 10 years, and he retired in 2010 to enjoy the rest of his time with the love of his life, Judy. He also enjoyed hunting, fishing, telling stories about hunting and fishing, and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his wife, Judy, daughters, Jody Held (special friend, Joey Pitts) and Sherri (Craig) Kaiser, and son, Todd Bastman, all of Stratford. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Vicky Bastman, Samantha (Cody) Bauer, Bridget Bastman, Tyler Bastman, Kyle Kaiser, Emalie (Dylan) Myszka, and Mitchell Kaiser and great grandchildren, Adeline Harrison, Wyatt Bauer, and Ellsie Myszka. He is further survived by his sisters, Jeri (Ron) Brandl of Chili and Rhonda (Erick) Graf of Clinton.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Kalene Thevenot.

The family would like to thank Sheree Emmert and Jackie Pfeifer from the Marshfield Clinic Health System for all the care they provided for father over the years.
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