Mike Castrale, 92, of West Frankfort, Illinois formerly of Elwood, Illinois passed away Saturday June 13, 2015 in Herrin Hospital – Herrin, Illinois.
Mike was born March 18, 1923 in Virden, Illinois to Joe and Margaret (Baietto) Castrale.
He is survived by sons, Michael (Joyce) Castrale and Larry (Phyllis) Castrale; grandchildren: Amy, Amanda, Craig, and Jesica; great grandchildren: Thomas, Cody, Aidan, and Elenie; several nieces and nephew.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Margaret Castrale; parents; brother, James Castrale.
He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1943-1945.
He was a 35 year employee at Navistar - Melrose Park, Illinois.
Visitation will be held Thursday June 18, 2015 at Saint Rose of Lima Catholic Church, 604 South Kankakee Street in Wilmington, Illinois from 9:00-11:00a.m. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated Thursday June 18, 2015 at 11:00a.m. with Fr. Bondi officiating. Burial will be in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery – Elwood, Illinois. Military rites will be accorded.
In accordance to the family’s wishes, memorials may be in Mike’s memory to St. John’s School – West Frankfort, Illinois.
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Union Funeral Home – West Frankfort, Illinois.
On line condolences of sympathy may be made at www.unionfh.com .