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Gerald Castillo, beloved father and grandfather, died Thursday at Ascension All Saints Hospital with his loving daughters and granddaughter by his side. He was born in Texas, on February 23, 1938, to the late Dionicio and Cayentana Castillo.
Gerald, a retired machinist, enjoyed hunting, gardening, cross word puzzles, reading, and any informative show on TV. He was dearly loved by his family and friends for his quick wit, inquisitive mind, and genuine care about his loved ones. Above all, he treasured time spent with his family. He will be missed more than can ever be expressed.
Surviving are his children, Juanita (Phillip) Johnson, Jacqueline (Kent) Neale, Joseph Castillo; grandchildren, Jeremiah, Hannah, and Abigail Johnson, Dylan, Gunnar, and Esabeau Neale; brothers, Ricardo (Gloria) Castillo, Reynoldo (Mary) Castillo; dear friend and former wife, Phyllis Schmitt; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and dear friends. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by siblings, Dio, Tori, Jane, and Jessie.
A memorial service will be held at Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home, Saturday, October 5th at 4 p.m. with Rev. Ken Mich officiating. Relatives and friends may meet prior to the service from 3 to 4 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Wisconsin Humane Society have been suggested.
Please send condolences to Maresh-Meredith & Acklam Funeral Home.
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