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William 'Bill' J. Castle


William "Bill" J. Castle, 65 of Sand Coulee, Mont., passed away Tuesday, June 4, 2019, at a local hospital.

Bill was born July 10, 1953, in Glasgow, Mont., the son of Archie and Sophie Castle. Bill was raised and educated in Glasgow. After graduating from high school he moved to Washington and worked construction with his brother.

He was united in marriage to Terri Gann on June 1, 1974, in Electric City, Wash. They resided in Grand Coulee, Wash., and then Bill entered the U.S Air Force. In his 20-year tour of duty, he was stationed in Texas, Mississippi and Japan. Bill requested to be stationed at Malmstrom AFB, so he could be close to his mom who was in ill health. Bill began working for Advance Property Management in Great Falls, Mont., repairing rental homes and in 2006 received a medical retirement. He was a member of VFW and the DAV.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Alfred Castle.

Bill is survived by his wife Terri, of Sand Coulee; children Rance (Christina) Castle, of Kalispell, Mont., daughter Shala Castle, of Colorado, and DeAndre, of Sand Coulee; one brother, Archie Castle, and one sister, Lillian Castle Cotter, both of Great Falls; 13 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.

A memorial service was at 2 p.m. Monday, June 10, at O'Connor Memorial Chapel, in Great Falls. Inurnment followed at Sand Coulee Cemetery with military honors by Malmstrom Air Force Base Honor Guard.

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