James P. Castillo

James P. Castillo, 60, of Appleton, passed away with his family at his side on Friday, Sept. 24, 2010.

He was born on April 28, 1950, in San Bernardino, Calif., the son of Charles and Wilma Lea (nee Smith) Castillo. Jim served his country in the U.S. Army and Wisconsin National Guard. He was employed at J.I. Case Company and Dumore in Racine; Maysteel in Mayville, Galway, Ireland and Menomonee Falls; Tenere in Austin, Texas, and Ponce, Puerto Rico. Jim and Mary later owned and operated WineStyles in Encinitas, Calif.. He had a passion for table tennis, music, cooking, fishing and gardening. Jimmy was a devoted and dear husband, father and brother.

Jim is survived by his loving wife of 38 years, Mary Castillo; children, James Alexander del Castillo and Carolyn Jean Lea Castillo; mother, Wilma Lea Castillo; brothers, Richard del Castillo, Mickey Castillo and Doug del Castillo; sister, Katherine Nadolni; and his brother- and sister-in-law, Paul and Ellen Andersen.

He was preceded in death by his father, Charles Castillo; and mother- and father-in-law, Jean and Faust Wilowich.

The memorial service for Jim will be held at 2 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 30, at Wichmann Funeral Home with the Rev. Kurt Kovanen officiating. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the time of service.

Memorials are appreciated to the Salvation Army, Leukemia Research Foundation or St. Paul Elder Services.

Wichmann Funeral Home is serving the family. (920) 739-1231, www.wichmannfargo.com.