Age 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.