Claude C. Castle / Oct. 14, 1923-March 21, 2010

Published 8:57am Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Claude’s life began Oct. 14, 1923, in Dowagiac, the son of Wilford and Pearl (Blood) Castle.

Claude was a graduate from Dowagiac Central High School. He served his country during World War II in the U.S. Navy.

Claude was married to Madeline Patterson from August 1944 until 1971.

Claude married Lillie Owen in June of 1974 in Three Rivers.

His loving family includes: his children, Michael (Evelyn) Castle of Dexter, Mo., Gary Castle of Kalamazoo, Diana Castle of Kalamazoo and Janeda (Dennis) Schurman of Lawton; step-children, Bonnie Nash of Three Rivers, Sharon (Gary) Phelps of Marcellus and Patti (Larry) Lane of Virginia; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews; his first wife, Madeline Parmley of Kalamazoo.
Claude passed away on Sunday, March 21, 2010, at Park Place Assisted Living in Kalamazoo.

Claude was preceded in death by: his parents, Wilford and Pearl Castle; his wife, Lillie Castle; his sisters, Grace Hanley, Vivian Gardner and Gladys Vanda; his brothers, Frank Castle, Gordon Castle, Glen Castle and Victor Castle; and his grandson, Michael Todd Castle.

In keeping with Claude’s wish there will be no services.

Yazel and Clark Chapel is serving the Castle family.

Please sign his guestbook and leave a memory of Claude at

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