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Harry H. Castrup


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Harry H. Castrup Obituary
Harry H. Castrup, 86, life resident of Washington and Morgan Counties,
passed away Wednesday, December 3, 2014, while surrounded by his
family at the East Morgan County Hospital in Brush.
He was born May 18, 1928, in Otis, to Robert and Augusta Castrup.
Harry graduated from the Lone Star School in 1946. On October 1, 1951,
he enlisted in the U.S. Army and was honorably discharged on May 20,
1953. He spent 14 months in Korea and was wounded while serving there.
He received a Purple Heart for his injuries. He was a life member of
VFW #3551.
Harry married Darlene Neal on June 28, 1953, in Otis, CO. He later
married Patsy Watson on May 9, 1986, in Brush.
Harry worked as a gasfitter serviceman for Public Service Company for
over 30 years. After retiring, he worked at the Brush Car Wash. Harry
served on the Brush Fire Department for 20 years, being the first of
three generations of men to serve on the BFD. He belonged to the
Morgan County Moose Lodge.
An avid bowler, Harry was inducted into the Brush Bowling Hall of Fame
in 1997. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He served as a director
for the East Morgan County Hospital District for 12 years.
Survivors include his wife, Patsy of Brush; children, Roger and his
wife Marisa, Larry and his wife Jackie, Mike and his wife Ann, Cheryl
Meza and her husband Randy, all of Brush; Dale Null of Loveland, CO
and Connie Gonzalez of San Antonio, TX; 15 grandchildren and 19
great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by an infant sister, stepchildren, Donna
Scott, Lester Null Jr., and Danny Null and a step-great-granddaughter,
Samantha Scott, and his parents.
Funeral services were held Monday, December 8, 2014, at 10:30 a.m. at
the Rankin Presbyterian Church in Brush.
Interment with Military Honors by the U.S. Army and VFW/American
Legion followed at the Brush Memorial Cemetery.
Visitation was held Sunday, December 7, 2014, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the
Heer Mortuary Chapel in Brush.
Published in Akron News-Reporter on Dec. 10, 2014
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