Pete Castilleja

July 2, 1938May 10, 2019

Pete Castilleja Sr an 80 year old resident of Kansas City, MO passed away on May 10, 2019.

He was born on July 2, 1938 in Kansas City, KS the son of Julio G. and Eloisa (Mendoza) Castilleja. He moved to Kansas City, MO in 1951. He served in the U.S. Army. He was married to Deloris Bagby on March 19, 1955.

He was a member of Primera Igelisa Bautista, where he served as a Deacon, youth leader, and many other positions. Later, he became a member and Deacon of Tower View Baptist Church, where he helped with the AWANA program. He enjoyed music, photography, yard work, and working on vehicles. Most of all, he was very proud of God, family and country.

He leaves behind, wife, Deloris Castilleja; two daughters, Sandra West (Edward) and Debra Lance (Ralph); son, Pete Castilleja Jr. (Pamela); nine grandchildren; twenty five great grandchildren; brother, Arthur Castilleja Sr. He also leaves behind his fur baby, Bentley.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by two brothers, Bernie and Benjamin; and three sisters, Esther, Elizabeth, Lydia.


  • Visitation Wednesday, May 15, 2019
  • Funeral Service Thursday, May 16, 2019
  • Committal Service Thursday, May 16, 2019


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Mrs Anna Marie Gonzales & Family

May 14, 2019

Praying that your heart will be filled with the peace of God during this sad time and that you will know. He loves you far more than any words can express.

With caring sympathy and prayers.

Mr & Mrs Gilbert & Sylvia Rodriguez

May 14, 2019

So sorry for your loss. May your happy memories help you thru this sad time.
Sending prayers & hugs.

Helen (Nena) Cortissoz

May 12, 2019

My Uncle Pete, would visit my mom after my Dad passed away, and he would visit her in the nursing home, after her legs were amputated. He helped me and my daughter, when she had a flat tire and neither one of us could change the tire. I picked him up from his house and we drove to Kansas to change her tire. He was such a blessing to us, and was in my life for 63 yrs. We will miss my loving, and caring Uncle Pete Castilleja. Always in our hearts, love Niece, Nena Gonzalez-Cortissoz.