Centralia High School Class of 68, Centralia, Illinois, Class of 1968 Reunion Information, Classmates, 1968 the Year


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Louis Castellari
Classmate:  Louis Castellari

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Louis K. Castellari, 63, of Centralia died at 2:31 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 2, 2014, at St. Mary’s Hospital in Centralia.

He was born March 12, 1950, in Centralia, son of Knute and Lola (Foutch) Castellari. He married Marcia Nicolay on June 21, 1980, and she survives in Centralia.

In addition to his wife of 33 years, Mr. Castellari is survived by his mother; sisters, Linda Root and husband Charles of Centralia and Garnetta Klacsmann and husband Karl of Las Vegas, Nev.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Tom and Marilyn Nicolay of Centralia, brother-in-law, John Nicolay of Chicago; sisters-in-law, Debbie Weiss and husband Tony of Centralia and Lisa Watson and husband Tom of Sandoval; nieces and nephew, Ethan Toedte, Liea Toedte, Amber Timmons, Todd Weiss, Kyle Weiss, Josh Gore, Andrea Collins, Adam Gore, Karisa Neudecker, and Andrew Watson.

He was preceded in death by his father; son, Knute Castellari; and daughter,Lauren Castellari.

Mr. Castellari graduated from St. Mary’s Grade School and Centralia High School. He attended Kaskaskia College and Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. He also attended college in Murray, Ky. He was an electrician and machinist for Illinois Central Railroad and Union Pacific. He later worked for C.M.C.I. and for National Railway, from which he retired.

Services were held at Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia. Interment was at Hillcrest Memorial Park near Centralia.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family, who will donate it to a charity of their choice, and these will be accepted at the Irvin Funeral Home in Centralia, which is in charge of arrangements.

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