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Obituaries

Don Castillo

Urbandale

Castillo
Castillo

Don Castillo, 79, of Urbandale, formerly of Creston and Clyde, Texas, died Sunday, Nov. 24, 2019, at his home in Urbandale. Celebration of life services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday at Powers Funeral Home, 601 New York Ave. in Creston. Pastor Dwayne Henrichs will officiate. Burial will be in Graceland Cemetery, south of Creston. Open visitation with family receiving friends will be 9 to11 a.m. Wednesday at Powers Funeral Home in Creston. In lieu of flowers, memorials are to the Shriners Hospital. Online condolences may be left at www.powersfh.com.

Donald Dean Castillo, son of Theara Irmal (Miller) Castillo and John Randall Castillo, was born Nov. 1, 1940, in Iowa City. He graduated from Creston High School in 1959 and later attended Simpson College in Indianola.

In May of 1963, Don married Pat Otto in Creston. They settled and worked in the Indianola area. Don and Pat divorced in 1977.

On Feb. 15, 1987, Don married Arlene Marie (Gonseth) Smith at the Little Brown Church in the Vail in Nashua. They settled in Cedar Rapids, later moving to Clyde, Texas in 1991, where he owned and operated a rattle snake business for 12 years. He also operated a concession stand and raised and sold miniature schnauzers. Don was a member of the Masonic Lodge and the Shriners.

Don is survived by his children: Debi (Jeff) Erickson of Waukee, Pam (Travis) Rosa of Clive, Jeff (Sharon) Castillo of St. Louis, Missouri and Gregory (Tammy) Castillo of Iowa City; sister Janice (Wilfred) Hubatka of Nevinville; grandchildren: Ted Castillo (Maia Schneider), Michael Castillo, Julianna Castillo, Noah Erickson, Casey (Hope) Blackman, Cody (Maddy) Blackman, Ashley (Dalton) Rosa and Cole Rosa.

Don was preceded in death by his parents, wife Arlene, and brothers Russell Castillo and Dennis Castillo.

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