In Memory

Don Castle


THE REV. DONALD E. CASTLE, retired Rector, Calvary Episcopal Church, Lombard, died November 23, 2008 at his home after a long illness, of Elmhurst, formerly of Lombard. Rev. Castle is survived by his wife, Carla A., nee Covert; his daughter, Ruth Ann Castle of Elmhurst; his son, Donald George (Stephenie) Castle of Lombard; three grandchildren, Jordan Anders of Lombard, Kyle Edward of Lombard, and Allie Janice of Lombard; his sister, Karen (James) Miller of Sugar Grove; three brothers, Ronald (Rose) Castle of Rolo, Illinois, Kevin Castle of Dixon, and Daniel Mishler of Dixon; two brother-in-laws, George F. (Peggy) Covert, and Chad F. (Linda) Covert; his sister-in-law, Colby M. Covert; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Rev. Castle is preceded in death by his sister, Judy Farness. Rev. Castle was a resident of Elmhurst for 17 years and was formerly of Lombard. He was the Rector of Calvary Episcopal Church in Lombard from 1977 to 2007. Rev. Castle grew up in Dixon, Illinois and was a 1967 graduate of Dixon High School. He received his BS in History from Northern Illinois University in 1972 and his Masters in Divinity from Nashotah House in 1975. Rev. Castle was ordained in December of 1975 at St. James Cathedral in Chicago. He served at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Park Ridge from 1975 to 1977. Rev. Castle was the current Chaplain for the Lombard Fire Department. He had been nominated for Man of the Year in Lombard and received an award for his care in the community from the Lombard Jaycees. Rev. Castle had been a Volunteer for Adult Day Care in Elmhurst. He was an avid collector of Victorian Era items. Rev. Castle was a killer Racquetball player at Glass Courts in Lombard. 

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03/20/12 11:42 AM #1    

Romona Tarter (Magnafici)

Don was the kindest, most friendly person, even when we were in grade school.  I always knew he was destined to work with the public, since he was such a "people person".  I have fond memories of our days at Lincoln.

05/02/12 05:25 AM #2    

Craig Cullen

Don,  you were a great person I new you would go a long way. My  whole family attended St Luke's Episcopal Church  and  we  knew the Covert family. May you rest in peace in the hands of God.

06/02/12 06:28 PM #3    

Mary Eller (McNamee)

Donny was the first politician of my peers.  He lived in the neighborhood I went through on my way to and from school. Jefferson Grade School).  Whenever there was a dispute, there would be Donny, finding out what happened and being a major participant in how it all turned out. Also, when he was at Jefferson Grade School, we made homemade posters, ran a campaign, and elected him Student Council President.  He gave a great campaign speech, too.  He was a good Dixon High football player.  I went to see him in the hospital when he broke his leg.  We also worked together on Prom decorations (I think Carla made him), but he always had a good time.

06/14/12 11:23 AM #4    

Paula Benell

It was our sophomore year and sweet Don asked me to go to one of our dances.  Apparently he asked around and found out that no one had asked me to go, so he did.  Don didn't want me to feel bad about not going.  That's just the kind of guy Don was, always thoughtful.

07/03/12 09:52 PM #5    

Evelyn Williams (Glisson)

Don and I attended Lincoln Grade School together.  Once a week during our lunchtime we both  attended Youth for Christ, a Christian Organization that we both loved attending.  I can't be sure but I think his twin Ron attended as well as his sister Karen.  We had an amazing time together during those years.  While I was  at Sauk Valley Jr College I won the title of Holly Daze Queen but didn't have a date....... Don and Vern Swegle both took me to that dance and I hold that memory close to my heart.  He was a special friend.

08/05/17 05:33 PM #6    

Roger Digges

I attended Lincoln School with Don. Just an allround good guy. 

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