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Willard A. Castle

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 18th, 2011

Willard A. Castle, D.D.S., 76, of Beloit, Wis. died Oct. 11, 2011 in his home surrounded by his loving family.

Memorial service was held at 1:30 p.m. on Oct. 14 at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church in Beloit with Reverend Erik Jelinek officiating. Inurnment was at East Lawn Cemetery following the service. Visitation was from 12:30 p.m. until time of service on Oct. 14 at the church. Daley Murphy Wisch & Associates Funeral Home and Crematorium assisted the family with arrangements.

Dr. Castle was born Aug. 26, 1935 in Mendota to Willard H. and Margaret (Bell) Castle. He married Charlene Anderson on June 6, 1959 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Rockford.

Survivors include his wife of Beloit; three children, Jeffrey (Elizabeth) Castle of Green Bay, Wis., Stacy (Mark) Fairbert of Roscoe and Michael Castle of LaCrosse, Wis.; four grandchildren, Leah and Alex Fairbert and Kayleigh and Tanner Castle of Fort Meyers, Fla.; one sister, Sharon (Allen) Wood of Lincoln, Calif.; two sisters-in-law, JoAnn (Thomas) Reiter of Grafton, Wis. and Regina Leibfried of Beloit, Wis.; three nephews, Steven Wood, Craig Reiter and Kirk Reiter; and two nieces, Sheryl Lynch and Julia Boggs.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Dr. Castle graduated from Beloit College in 1957 and from Loyola University School of Dentistry in 1961. He continued graduate studies in children's dentistry at Loyola. He practiced dentistry in Ashton for five years before moving to Beloit in 1966, where he practiced dentistry for 37 years, retiring in 1997. Dr. Castle was a member and a past president of the Rock County Dental Society. He enjoyed his family, cooking, gardening, hunting and fishing. He was a member of Our Saviorís Lutheran Church where he was involved in the church council and many church projects and activities.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in his name to the Beloit Regional Hospice or Our Saviorís Lutheran Church.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.daleymurphywisch.com.

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