Wayne B. Castle

Wayne B. CastleAge 82, passed away December 19, 2014.  He was born July 26, 1932, in Maple Rapids, MI.  Wayne graduated from Everett High School in 1950, then joined the U.S. Army, serving in the Military Police.  In 1955, Wayne became a police officer, working for the Lansing Police Department until retiring in 1985.  Being too active for retirement, he worked for University Oldsmobile for 20 years.  He also owned and operated Castle Janitorial Service from 1963 until 2012.  Wayne was an avid sports fan, and loved hunting, fishing and cars.

Surviving are:  his wife of 51 years, Marilyn; children, Randy Roche, Joseph Castle, Wendy (Frank) Castle Surget, and Charnell (Jeffery) Fox; 4 grandchildren, Sarah (Mac) Redman, Ryan Roche, Grayce Fox, and Jonathan Fox; great-grandson, Mason Redman;  Wayne was preceded in death by 7 siblings, Laurence “Bill” Castle, Carlton “Bud” Castle, Mary Harmon, Patricia Gentles, Evelyn Leffler, Mildred Kennedy, and Rowena Smith.  Wayne’s family wishes to express a special “thank you” to Duane and Mary Jo Harmon and Ralph Harmon for their special care for Wayne.

Visitation will be at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel, on Friday, December 26, 2014, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m.  A celebration of life service will be held from 1:00 – 5:00 p.m. Sunday, May 31, 2015, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles Lodge, Aerie #1039, 4700 N. Grand River Avenue, Lansing.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Eaton Community Palliative Care in memory of Wayne Castle.

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Bud. And Maggie Hilliard
December 22, 2014 at 4:51 pm

Our thoughts and prayers are with the castle family. God bless you all.

Mitch and Cheryle Dolph
December 22, 2014 at 7:16 pm

Special things in life, are the reasons to hang on to our memories. I will always remember Wayne as a devout family man who was always willing to lend a helping hand. His friendship meant more than words can explain. I’ll miss all the humor while we were cutting firewood, or snowmobiling at Houghton lake. Gotta stop now—my eyes are starting to tear up. Thanks for the good times WAYNE. With Love Mitch:(

Amanda Monroe
December 23, 2014 at 9:05 am

Randeee and family,
You know what your dad meant to me…our $1 bets and him honking so I would come out and take his payment instead of him having to get out in the cold. I still have the stuffed animal he won me a few years back on my desk. He was always a jokester and a great guy. It was an honor to get to know your dad. I will miss him so much. My thoughts are will you in this tough time. You helped me with mine when I lost my dad. Wayne will always have a special place in my heart and the stuffed animal on my desk.

Roger Meredith
December 23, 2014 at 3:50 pm

Goodby old friend and brother officer. Be seeing you before too long.


Denise Ronning
December 23, 2014 at 9:50 pm

I had the pleasure of meeting and getting to know Wayne while working at CapCom Credit Union/DFCU Financial. He always had a smile for us and kind words. If we didn’t have a line he would tell funny family stories and was interested in our lives! He always made our day! My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Del Leffler
December 24, 2014 at 10:39 am

I was privileged to have Wayne as a brother-in-law and friend for 34 years. His and Marilyn’s kindness to me and Evelyn during her long illness cannot be measured. So long for a while Wayne,


Terry and Linda McPhee
December 24, 2014 at 11:19 am

We would like to express our condolences to the Castle family for their loss.


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