Funeral Services for Eugene R. Castor, 88 of Reynolds, will be Tuesday at 10:00 AM at Speer Funeral Home, Aledo. Burial will be in Edgington Cemetery. Visitation is Monday from 4 to 7 PM at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Antioch Baptist Church or American Cancer Society.
Eugene died on Saturday, June 12, 2010 at Trinity, Rock Island.
Eugene was born on July 25, 1921 on the family farm in Duncan Township to Rufus Davis & Ruby Irene (Snell) Castor. He married Helen Webster on August 20, 1941 on the family farm, where they resided their entire married life. She preceded him in death on December 16, 2006.
Eugene dedicated his life to farming. He was also Co-owner of Castor Sales & Service. He loved taking care of and watching the many critters around the farm, including the chipmunks, rabbits and squirrels. Eugene and Helen especially enjoyed watching the birds and Eugene loved making bird houses. He was a life long member of Antioch Baptist Church.
Those left to cherish Eugene’s memory include: 2 daughters and son-in-law: Joanne & Jim Anderson of Aledo and Carolyn Vance of Rock Island; his son and daughter-in-law: Gary E. & Janet Castor of Reynolds; 6 grandchildren & spouses: Sheri & Butch Pikuza of Moline; Terry & Angie Vance of Dunlap, IL; Kim & Jack Sheese, Pam & Kevin Ricke and Lisa & Doug Price, all of Aledo and Tara & Sean Battles of St. Louis; 11 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great- grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a sister, Mary Cathrine Decker.