KURT E. CASTLE, age 62, of Greenwood, WI, passed away unexpectedly at Marshfield Medical Center on Monday, November 9, 2020. A celebration of life will be held at Parkway Pines on Hwy 73, in Greenwood, on Monday, November 23, 2020 from 3pm to 7pm.
Kurt Edward Castle was born on April 24, 1958 in Bemidji, MN, the son of Raymond H. and Dorothy J. (Gillie) Castle. Kurt was raised in Northern Minnesota where he helped his family build Castle Highlands Golf Course, an 18-Hole Championship Course, from the ground-up. Kurt played a pivotal role in both the construction and operation for many years. After graduating from Bemidji High School in 1976, Kurt continued to work at Castle Highlands until he enlisted in the U.S. Navy on March 28, 1977.
He was united in marriage to Linda L. Siggens on December 27, 1980 in Groton, CT. In March of 1982, Kurt re-enlisted into the U.S. Navy and moved to Bangor-Poulsbo, WA until March of 1988. Kurt moved back to Bemidji while he continued to serve in the U.S. Naval Reserves and worked for several electrical companies. In 1991, he moved to Lake Nebagamon, WI where he started his life-long career, as an electrical technician, at Enbridge Energy (Lakehead Pipeline Co.) station in Superior, WI. Kurt then transferred to Greenwood, WI where he continued to work for Enbridge Energy at the station in Owen, WI, where he retired in January 2018. Kurt retired from the Naval Reserves as a Chief Petty Officer.
Kurt had many interests but especially enjoyed golfing, hunting, fishing, rebuilding custom St. Croix fishing rods, trapping, archery, and loved spending time with his family and friends. He was known to be an exciting storyteller.
Kurt was a member of the Greenwood American Legion Post #238, the Greenwood Lions Club, the Black River Bowman's Club in Greenwood & Withee and Meadowview Golf Course in Owen.
He will be dearly missed by his wife, Linda, of Greenwood; his children: Karlie (Roger) Samuels of New Richmond, WI, Douglas (Amber) Castle of Farmington, MN, Matthew (Bethany) Castle of White, GA; his 7 grandchildren; his brother: Bradley (Renae) Castle of Shevlin, MN; his mother: Dorothy Jean of Bemidji, MN; and many other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his father.