Rufus S. Castillo

June 4, 1929March 29, 2013

CASTILLO, Rufus S. – Age 83, of Flint, formerly of Port Huron, passed away peacefully at his residence, surrounded by his loving family on Good Friday, March 29, 2013. Mr. Castillo was born June 4, 1929 in Fannie, Texas to parents Martin and Florentina. Mr. Castillo was a kind, loving and devoted family man, who was very strong in his faith. He served as an Army medic and fought courageously during the Korean War. Mr. Castillo worked at Fisher Body and then General Motors for 35 before retiring. He was a founding member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, and served on numerous committees to include the Altar Society, Caballeros de San Juan, St. Vincent de Paul and the Knights of Columbus to name a few. He especially enjoyed volunteering at the local soup kitchen. Mr. Castillo loved the outdoors. He was an avid walker, enjoyed reading, gardening, fishing and baseball. He and his wife Theresa also enjoyed spending time at the casino. Mr. Castillo leaves to cherish his memory, his loving wife of 54 years, Theresa; daughters Mary, Patricia (Richie), Ramona, and Delores (Sam) all of Flint, Catherine (Doug) Strickland of Longview, TX, Gloria (Amir) Gharib of Cairo Egypt, and Rosa (Anthony) Evans of Jacksonville, FL; son, Rafael, also of Flint; 19 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren with two more on the way; brothers Paul, John and Robert; sisters: Cecelia, Lupe and Josie. He is preceded in death by his parents, sister Janie and great-grandchild Florentina. A funeral mass will be celebrated on Wednesday, April 3 at 10:30 am at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 2316 W. Coldwater Rd., Flint, with Father Cecilio Reyna officiating. The family will receive visitors on Monday, April 1 from 1-8 pm at Reigle Funeral Home, 5501 W. Pierson Rd., Flushing and on Tuesday, April 2 from 1-8 pm at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church with Rosary at 7pm. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Our Lady of Guadalupe Church or Building Fund. Condolences may be shared with the family on-line at


  • Funeral Mass Wednesday, April 3, 2013
  • Visitation Monday, April 1, 2013
  • Visitation Tuesday, April 2, 2013
  • Rosary Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Rufus S. Castillo

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April 1, 2014

I miss you Pops!!!! It feels so empty here without you! It's sad to know you won't be here for any of the kids birthdays, family get togethers, or anything else. It doesn't feel right. Wish I had a little bit more time with you! I miss walking into the house and here you call my name & ask me how my day was & tell me how you're so proud of me! And saying "I love you my baby" I miss your hugs & just being here!
I love you sooo much Pop! ??

April 12, 2013

Daddy, I've never known such pain! I miss you terribly. The only comfort I have through this all is knowing you suffer no more. We couldn't of asked for a better father. You were the best, no one compares to you! Until we meet again......Rosie ??

Shelina High

April 4, 2013

To Ramona and family,

I so sorry to hear about your lost. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Shelina High(neighbor)

Michael & Nancy Nunez

April 4, 2013

Theresa & Family,
So sorry to hear about Rufus passing away. Our prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.
May God's love give you peace.

April 3, 2013

Theresa and Castillo family. there are no words to express how sad or heartfelt we are, at the lost of our wonderful friend, Rufus.
Nothing so precious is ever forgotton.
Our thoughts and Prayers are with all of you.

Judy Fisher-Walker

April 3, 2013

Cathy...I am so sorry for the loss of your father...I know how hard it is. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Deborah Baur

April 2, 2013


April 2, 2013

To Ramona and family
Our prayers are with you at this difficult time. After seeing the photos I feel like I know the rest of the Castillo family.
Louise, Nancy David and Doris

Angel Elicerio

April 2, 2013

Mis sentimientos y rezos para toda la familia del Sr. Castillo. Que dios lo tenga en el cielo. Angel Elicerio.


April 2, 2013

In Deepest Sympathy, Take comfort in knowing that now you have a special guardian angel to watch over you and family.