OBITUARY

Donald Raymond Castagna

October 8, 1935June 26, 2018
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Donald Raymond Castagna, 82, of Peoria, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at OSF St Francis Medical Center. Born October 8, 1935 in Peru, Illinois to Raymond and Jeanette (Ruppert) Castagna; he married Carol Pyszka on June 7, 1958 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Peru. She survives in Peoria. Also surviving are his children, Don Castagna, Terri Castagna, Lori (Dave) Endsley and Jeff Castagna; grandchildren, Christopher, Maria, Scott, Laura, Skyler and Gracie; and great grandchildren, Kolton, Evan and Owen. He was a 1953 graduate of LaSalle-Peru High School and earned a Bachelors Degree from Illinois State University. Donald was a Data Processing Manager with Growmark (FS) and RLI for many years. In retirement he worked with Traders Realty in Peoria as a Broker/Manager. He treasured time with his family more than anything. He also enjoyed golf, bridge, reading, gardening and fishing. Donald was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Peoria Heights where Mass will be held at 10:30 am Monday, July 2, 2018 with the Rev. Paul Stark as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria. Visitation will be 3:00 – 5:00 pm Sunday, July 1st at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home 2408 West Willow Knolls Dr, Peoria. A prayer service will precede the visitation at 2:30 pm Sunday. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Peoria.

  • FAMILY

  • Raymond Castagna, Father
  • Jeanette (Ruppert) Castagna, Mother
  • Carol (Pyszka) Castagna, Wife
  • Don Castagna, Son
  • Terri Castagna, Daughter
  • Lori (Dave) Endsley, Daughter
  • Jeff Castagna, Son
  • Christopher, Maria, Scott, Laura, Skyler and Gracie, Grandchildren
  • Kolton, Evan and Owen, Great-Grandchildrem
  • DONATIONS

  • the American Cancer Society
  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Services

  • Prayer Service Sunday, July 1, 2018
  • Visitation Sunday, July 1, 2018
  • Funeral Mass Monday, July 2, 2018
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Dan Gratkowski

July 3, 2018

Carol and family;
Accept our deepest condolences and prayers.
Dan and Anita Gratkowski

Mike Quine

July 1, 2018

Don and I worked together at RLI for many years. He was a good friend. At Arrowhead we often talked before or after a round. He was a very good man and he will be missed.

Walter Demlow

July 1, 2018

Carol and family: Our family has so many wonderful memories of the times we shared with your family. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with all of you . Love, Bud, Phyllis and girls Denise, Melinda and Dawn.

Fred Walk

June 30, 2018

Dear Castagna Family,

I have wonderful memories of your dad during your time at Normal Community High School. I would recall when he and your mom would come to parent-teacher conferences and open houses to show their support for your education. He was a good man and his legacy endures through all of you.

Sincerely,

Fred Walk

Jeff Vallender

June 27, 2018

I remember so many fond times on the golf course. I'll never forget when we were playing one hole at Arrowhead. I asked Don how I should hit an approach shot into the green. He said any place should work. Then after I hit my shot he said, "anyplace but there". Cracked me
Up. See you on the other side Don.

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Biography

Donald Raymond Castagna, 82, of Peoria, passed away Tuesday, June 26, 2018 at OSF St Francis Medical Center.
Born October 8, 1935 in Peru, Illinois to Raymond and Jeanette (Ruppert) Castagna; he married Carol Pyszka on June 7, 1958 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Peru. She survives in Peoria.
Also surviving are his children, Don Castagna, Terri Castagna, Lori (Dave) Endsley and Jeff Castagna; grandchildren, Christopher, Maria, Scott, Laura, Skyler and Gracie; and great grandchildren, Kolton, Evan and Owen.
He was a 1953 graduate of LaSalle-Peru High School and earned a Bachelors Degree from Illinois State University.
Donald was a Data Processing Manager with Growmark (FS) and RLI for many years. In retirement he worked with Traders Realty in Peoria as a Broker/Manager.
He treasured time with his family more than anything. He also enjoyed golf, bridge, reading, gardening and fishing.
Donald was a member of St. Thomas the Apostle Catholic Church in Peoria Heights where Mass will be held at 10:30 am Monday, July 2, 2018 with the Rev. Paul Stark as Celebrant. Burial will follow at Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria.
Visitation will be 3:00 – 5:00 pm Sunday, July 1st at Davison-Fulton Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home 2408 West Willow Knolls Dr, Peoria. A prayer service will precede the visitation at 2:30 pm Sunday.
Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Peoria.