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Betty Castongia

Betty Arlene Castongia (Good)

Sunday, September 24th, 1933 - Sunday, February 10th, 2019
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Betty Arlene Castongia, 85, of Rensselaer, passed away on Sunday, February 10, 2019 at the Rensselaer Care Center. She was born in Kentland on September 24, 1933, the daughter of Carl Good and Thelma (Bennett) Good. She was a 1951 graduate of A.J. Kent High School in Kentland. Her marriage was to Bernie Castongia.

Betty was a waitress and bartender. She worked for several different establishments, including Kanne’s Restaurant, Wahl’s Bar & Grill, the Rensselaer Bowling Alley, the American Legion and the Moose Lodge. She was a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post #29, V.F.W. Auxiliary #1279, and the Women of Moose.

Betty is survived by four children: Larry (Gwen) Castongia of Lowell, Kathy (Tom) Whaley of West Lafayette, Nancy Nelson of Plymouth, and James Castongia of Kentland; eight grandchildren: Steven (Naomi) Nelson, Brad (Lisa) Nelson, Jennifer Goad, Hollie (Mitchell) Christensen, Joseph Castongia, Kyle (Amanda) Castongia, Blaine Castongia, and Reece Castongia; and eleven great-grandchildren: Morgan, Andrew, Abigail, Aiden, Ashton, Logan, Cortlyn, Avery, Cora, Raegan, and Layla.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Carl and Thelma Good; five brothers: Gene Good, Wayne Good, Darold Good, Dean Good, and Howard Good; and one grandson, Travis Goad.

Visitation will be Friday, February 15, 2019 from 5-8 p.m. (CST) at Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 10 a.m. at Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer with Pastor Melvin Lane officiating. Visitation Saturday from 9 a.m. until time of service. Burial will follow at Fairlawn Cemetery in Kentland. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society. Memories and condolences may be shared at www.SteinkeFuneralHome.com.

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  • Visitation

    Friday, February 15th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    When
    Friday, February 15th, 2019 5:00pm - 8:00pm
    Location
    Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer
    Address
    403 N. Front St.
    P.O. Box 160
    RENSSELAER, IN 47978
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Central Standard Time
  • Second Visitation

    Saturday, February 16th, 2019 | 9:00am - 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 16th, 2019 9:00am - 10:00am
    Location
    Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer
    Address
    403 N. Front St.
    P.O. Box 160
    RENSSELAER, IN 47978
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Central Standard Time
  • Service

    Saturday, February 16th, 2019 | 10:00am
    When
    Saturday, February 16th, 2019 10:00am
    Location
    Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer
    Address
    403 N. Front St.
    P.O. Box 160
    RENSSELAER, IN 47978
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    Central Standard Time
    Officiant
    Pastor Melvin Lane
  • Interment

    Location
    Fairlawn Cemetery
    Address
    W 1700 South
    KENTLAND, IN 47951
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    Notes
    Graveside service will be Saturday, February 16, 2019 following the funeral dinner. The procession to Fairlawn Cemetery in Kentland will leave Steinke Funeral Home of Rensselaer at 1:00 p.m. (CST) with arrival at the cemetery at approximately 1:30 p.m. (CST).

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