Donald Casteel: 1920-2014 |

Donald Casteel: 1920-2014

Donald Worth Casteel, 94, Sturgis, died Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, at Sturgis Regional Hospital.

Donald was born June 22, 1920, to Charles and Luela (Williamson) at Newell, S.D. He was raised and lived on the family farm until October of 2008 when he moved into Sturgis. He married Leona Mae Huddleston on January 21, 1946 (68 years), and they raised their seven children on the family farm.

He is survived by his wife, Leona; sons, Don (Flora Weisz) Casteel, Riverton, Wyoming, Guy (Billye Jo) Casteel, Newell, Jerry (Pat) Casteel, Sturgis, and Doug (Wand) Casteel, Mobile, Alabama; daughters, Susan Bruce, Frisco, Texas, Connie (Michael) Manning, Littleton, Colorado, Sandy (Tim) Smith, Belle Fourche; grandchildren, Dawn (Ron) McCall, Steve Ellington, Gary Ellington, Cressie Mahaffey, Wanda (Mike) Cooper, Lynn (Josh) Nixon, Kelly (Miranda) Casteel, Krystal Casteel, Ryan (Keri) Casteel, Jason (Brandy) Bruce, Seth (Annie) Bruce, Stephaine (Patrick) Isom, Stacy (Dan) Castro, Lisa Smith, and 23 great-grandchildren.

Donald is preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Delia; sister, Thelma Wetz; and brother, Clarence Casteel.

Funeral services were October 24, 2014 at First Presbyterian Church.

Memorials have been established to the Vale and Hereford Fire Departments.

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