Charlotte M. “Char” Castle, age 96, of Gladstone, passed away Tuesday evening, January 3, 2017 at the Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba.
Char was born December 3, 1920 in Dollar Bay, MI, the daughter of John and Delia (Harper) Cane. Char was raised in Ontonagon and was a 1939 Ontonagon High School graduate. She was united in marriage to Ralph E. Barry October 14, 1939. To this union two children were born. Sharon and a daughter who passed in infancy, Karen. Following her husband’s passing in 1968, Char completed a course in Accounting at Northern Michigan University and moved to Escanaba. She married James Castle in Escanaba in 1971. They later divorced.
Char was a long time volunteer at St. Vincent De Paul and was an active member of civic and political organizations in Ontonagon County. Char enjoyed her garden and was an active outdoors woman who loved deer hunting and sports.
Charlotte is survived by:
1 Daughter: Sharon (William) Pidgeon of Gillette, WY
4 Grandchildren: Rebecca (Dave) Brown of Lolo, MT
Theresa (Leo) Miller of Gillette, WY
Debra (Gary) Bass of Gillette, WY
Kay (Kevin) Sanger of Ft. Collins, CO
7 Great Grandchildren
6 Great Great Grandchildren
1 Niece: Carolyn (Lloyd) Martindale
And special friend: William Lamarche and Lamarche family
Char was preceded in death by:
Former Husband: Ralph E. Barry
Infant Daughter: Karen Barry
Char’s family will receive friends Thursday, January 12, 2017 from 3:00 PM until Vincentian Wake Service at 4:50 PM followed by closing prayers at 5:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, January 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM at the Holy Family Catholic Church in Flat Rock with Rev. Fr. John Longbucco officiating. Char will be laid to rest in Riverside Cemetery in Ontonagon, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to St. Vincent de Paul Society.