Andrea V. Castro of Warsaw, Indiana passed away at 12:33 a.m. on Saturday, June 4, 2022 at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw, Indiana at the age of 84.
She was born on November 10, 1937 in the town of Ejido Guadalupe Victoria, in the State of Oaxaca, Mexico to Concepcion (Silva) Jamie and Crecencio Vasquez. On May 15, 1952 she was married to Carlos Castro. They shared 55 years together before he passed away on February 7, 2008. She was always busy raising her family of thirteen children while working at Maple Leaf Farms in Milford, Indiana. When she retired she was able to do more of the things she loved liked traveling and visiting her family in Mexico. Andrea enjoyed visiting Universal Studios and Disney World. Everyone knew how much she loved her coffee, and she was a fantastic cook. She was always very welcoming to people and was a very happy person. She loved singing to her grandchildren and had a great sense of humor and being a jokester. She was a member of Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in Warsaw and was committed to her relationship with her Lord. More than anything she loved her family and will be dearly missed by all.
She leaves behind six sons, Santos (Carol) Castro (La Porte, Texas); Jorge (Maria) Castro (Milford, Indiana); Adam (Alice) Castro (Pasadena, Texas); Hector (Rosa) Castro (Warsaw, Indiana); Pedro Castro (Milford, Indiana); Ramiro (Bobbie) Castro (Warsaw, Indiana); and six daughters, Betty (Richard) Wilson (Milford, Indiana); Elizabeth (Jeff) Horning (Warsaw, Indiana); Julie Manges (Warsaw, Indiana); Margarita Maggie Ramirez (Warsaw, Indiana); Amelia (Pedro) Lopez (Warsaw, Indiana); Gloria Martinez (Warsaw, Indiana). Also surviving are 61 grandchildren, 111 great-grandchildren, 16 great-great-grandchildren, two brothers and three sisters. She was preceded in death by her husband, Carlos, son, Reynaldo, two grandchildren, one great-grandchild, one sister, and two brothers.
Visitation will be held from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Redpath-Fruth Funeral Home, 225 Argonne Road, Warsaw, Indiana. Andrea’s life will be celebrated with a funeral mass following visitation at 12:00 noon on Thursday, June 9, 2022 at Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church, 225 Gilliam Drive, Warsaw, Indiana and celebrated by Padre Constantino Rocha. A graveside service will follow at Milford Cemetery, Milford, Indiana.
Memorial donations may be directed to the American Diabetes Association, Chicago/Northern IL Office, 55 E. Monroe Street, Suite 3420, Chicago, IL 60603; or to Dementia Society of America, P.O. Box 600, Doylestown, PA 18901.