Charles Joseph Kastello Sr.
March 1, 1933 – May 25, 2014
Charles Joseph Kastello Sr. passed away peacefully on May 25, 2014, in Waukesha at the age of 81 after a brief battle with pancreatic cancer. Chuck was born in West Allis on March 1, 1933, the son of Charles Anton and Molly (Jasper) Kastello.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Charlotte Snyder and brother Paul.
He is survived by loving wife, Dolores (Therese Schmid), of 55 years. He was the cherished dad of Joy Kastello-Strasser (Ron Klebs), Charles Jr. (Dawn Simcakoski), Julie (Doug Osvatic) and Jeffrey, and proud grandpa of Nicholas, Andrew and Cameron Strasser, Dylan and Jamison Osvatic and Connor Kastello. He is further survived by brother Roger (Marcy); sisters Sue (Eric) Tuft and Marie (Gary) Kumershek; sister-in-law Ruth Kastello; brother-in-law Leon Snyder; and in Canada by brothersin- law Leo, Daniel, Gerald (Judy), David (Judy), Edward (Patricia) and Leonard Schmid; and sisters-in-law Edith (Larry) Kwasnicia and Marianne Schmid (Paul Humenny). He is also survived by numerous nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
Chuck served in the U.S. Army from 1953 to 1955 and retired from his job as a training specialist at Wisconsin Electric after 30 years. He was always ready for adventure and enjoyed traveling with Dolores in their RV all over the U.S. and Canada. He loved the outdoors – hunting, fishing, camping and spending time with his hunting buddies at his cabin up north. There, he thoroughly enjoyed making maple syrup in spring and playing with his Oliver tractors year-round. If it had an engine, Chuck could fix it. He was the go-to guy when family and friends had problems with their cars, boats, trucks, tractors, mowers, snow blowers or other machines.
Visitation will be on Thursday, May 29, from 4PM until Mass of Christian Burial at 6PM at St. William Catholic Church, 440 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. Private burial will be at Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials appreciated to the American Cancer Society, St. William Church or the charity of your choice.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the compassionate doctors, nurses and caregivers at Waukesha Memorial Hospital Cancer Center and Pro-Health Home Care and Home Hospice.
Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 827-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary or leave condolences. To receive this obituary, text 1385564 to 414-301-6422.