Clifford L. Casteel
March 16, 1907 - January 08, 2005
Clifford L. Casteel age 97 of Maquoketa Iowa died on Saturday morning January 82005.0 at the Jackson County Public Hospital in Maquoketa Iowa.A Celebration of His Life will be held at 2 P.M. Tuesday January 112005.0 from the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa Iowa. Visitation will be held from 1 P.M. until 2 P.M. Service Time on Tuesday January 112005.0 from the Carson & Son Funeral And Cremation Services in Maquoketa Iowa. Burial will be in the Union Cemetery Rural Maquoketa Iowa.Clifford L. Casteel was born on March 16 1907 in Springville Iowa to Walter S. Casteel and Margaret (Applegate) Casteel. Clifford's family moved to Maquoketa in 1918 and he attended and graduated from Maquoketa Community High School in 1926. He married Edna M. Stutting on February 22 1932 in Galena Illinois. She preceded him in death on July 27 1991.Clifford was employed at the Vess Francois Grocery Store in Maquoketa until 1931 when he opened his own grocery store on the southwest corner of Main and Pleasant Street. After the store was sold in 1938 Clifford and Edna lived and worked in: Marion Iowa- where they owned a restaurant called Casablanca; Seymour Iowa- where they owned and operated a hotel for a couple of years; Clinton Iowa- where Cliff worked for a manufacturing plant for a couple of years; Delmar Iowa- where they owned a grocery store for a couple of years; and finally Davenport Iowa- where Cliff worked for J.I. Case Company as a welder for thirteen years and then owned and operated a neighborhood grocery store on north Harrison Street.In 1978 Clifford and Edna returned to Maquoketa to make their home. He was a member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge in Maquoketa and the First United Methodist Church in Maquoketa. He enjoyed fixing things and loved working on puzzles. For the past two years he had been a resident at Maquoketa Care Center and prior to that he had made his home at Clover Ridge Place in Maquoketa.Clifford is survived by: a sister-in-law- Dorothy(Mrs. Jerry) Rasmussen of Maquoketa IA; & many nieces & nephews including- Neal(Ann) Miller of Maquoketa IA. He was preceded in death by his parents his wife and 4 sisters- Dorothy Alma Edith & Margaret.A Clifford L. Casteel Memorial Fund has been established.
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