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Brenda R. Castillo

March 16, 1950 April 29, 2019
Brenda R.  Castillo
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Obituary for Brenda R. Castillo

Brenda R. Castillo (Banks) passed away peacefully in the early hours of Monday, April 29, 2019 after a long battle with congestive heart failure and a stroke.

Brenda Rae Banks was born and raised in Clear Lake, Wisconsin to Lyle and Alice Banks. Brenda attended Clear Lake High School and graduated with the class of 1968. Brenda was baptized and confirmed at Moe Lutheran Church of Clear Lake.

At age 21 Brenda moved to Melrose Park, IL.where she met and married her husband Clemente Castillo and they moved to Chicago, IL. then to Mexico City in 1980 where they raised their family for ten years.

Always a hard worker and go-getter, Brenda returned to Melrose Park in 1990, she was a waitress at the former Art's Grill where she served many a customer and a friend for 20 years. Brenda also worked briefly for Loyola Hospital and prior to her retirement in 2014, she was employed as a food service worker at Westlake Hospital for 15 years where she was affectionately known as "Bren-Bren".

Brenda loved to cook and bake and was known for her famous banana nut bread. Brenda also enjoyed watching t.v, shopping, and going on road trips.
Brenda was a die hard Green Bay Packers fan “and no one better talk bad about my Aaron Rodgers!”

Brenda deeply loved and enjoyed her family and friends. As one of her favorite Alan Jackson songs says "your greatest contribution Is the ones you leave behind" and Brenda leaves behind to cherish her memory four children: Tonya(Manny), Joe(Lilia), Lola, and Mike(Alma). Seven grandchildren: Jessica, Daniela, Melissa, Joseph, Julian, Ivan, and Andrea. Her two “poopies” Sox and P.J.
Brothers Wally(Nancy), Erland(Sherrin), her sister and best friend Mona(Jim), sister-in-law Lavon, a cherished son-in-law Luis, and a host of coworkers she befriended at Westlake Hospital and at Art’s Grill.

Brenda is preceded in death by her husband Clemente her friend Juventino Bautista, parents Lyle and Alice, brothers Rodney, Donald, Delbert and Lyle Jr. Sisters Joanie, Cleo, and Susie.

Brenda’s family would like to thank Dr. Kathleen Ward and the staff at Westlake Hospital, Nurse Zeenat of Nurture Care Home Health and Debbie of Lincare for all the years of care and support provided to our mother. We also thank Lexington Health Network in LaGrange for the care given to our mother during her brief stay and the compassion shown to us in our time of grief.

We also sincerely thank everyone for the calls, texts, cards, messages and support shown to our family in one of the most difficult moments of our lives.

Services are as follows:

Visitation:
Sunday, May 05, 2019
3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Bormann Funeral Home
1600 Chicago Avenue
Melrose Park, IL. 60160

Memorial Service
Tuesday, May 07, 2019
4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
7:00 pm Memorial Service
Moe Lutheran Church
451 30th St.
Clear Lake, Wis. 54005

Interment of cremains in Clear Lake Cemetery


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Visitation

Sunday

5

May

3:00 PM 5/5/2019 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 5/5/2019 8:00:00 PM
Bormann Funeral Home

1600 Chicago Avenue
Melrose Park, IL 60160

Funeral Service and Interment in Clear Lake, Wisconsin

Bormann Funeral Home
1600 Chicago Avenue Melrose Park 60160 IL
United States
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