Robert E. "Bob" Casto

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Robert E. Casto Nov. 10, 1961 - March 21, 2014 GRANGER - Bob (Robert) Casto, beloved husband and father, passed away due to cancer on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka. He was 52 years old. Bob spent his last few days surrounded by the love and prayers of his family and friends. He was born on November 10, 1961, in Niles, MI, and resided in Granger, IN, with his adoring wife and best friend, Lori Leazenby Casto. Bob's favorite activities were running, family vacations, exercise, photography, communicating with friends and loved ones, and participating as an active member of Granger Community Church. He also loved mornings at Panera with friends, collecting flip flops, watches, dance music, and watching classic shows like I Love Lucy. In the last five years, Bob enjoyed competitive running in such races as Logan's Run, the Sunburst Races, the Niles Thanksgiving Day Run, and the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure in honor of his sister-in-law, Lisa Heckman. Bob was raised in Buchanan, MI, and attended Buchanan High School. He graduated from Southwestern Michigan College and Indiana Wesleyan University with an associate and bachelor's degree respectively. He married his beloved wife on December 10, 1982, and moved to Granger, IN, in 1998 with his sons, Adam and Joshua. For much of his career, Bob was an Information Data Analyst for Trinity Health. He also worked at Granger Community Church in the finance department for several years and volunteered there in the arts and groups ministries. Bob was an amazing role model to his family and friends. His loving, compassionate nature and sense of humor will be dearly missed by those who had the pleasure of knowing him. Bob is survived by his wife, Lori, his mother, Patricia May Casto, his sons, Adam and Joshua, his daughters-in-law, Meg Schleiger Casto and Alyssa Ruth Casto, his sister, Yvette (Ed) Albright, and many cherished friends and family members. He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald. A memorial service will be held in Bob's honor on Tuesday, March 25, at 8 am at Granger Community Church, 630 East University Dr., Granger, IN. The service will be immediately followed by a coffee and bagel reception in honor of Bob's daily morning tradition. He will be laid to rest at St. Joseph Valley Memorial Park in Granger, IN. In lieu of flowers, Bob's family requests that donations be made in his name to a charity close to their hearts. They suggest The Center for Hospice Care (, The Liddy Shriver Sarcoma Initiative (sarcoma, and the Cancer Research Institute ( To send condolences to the family log on to:

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McGann Hay, Granger Chapel
13260 SR 23 Granger, IN 46530
(574) 247-1411
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Published in South Bend Tribune on Mar. 23, 2014
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