Colleen Castorf

May 15, 1924 ~ November 29, 2023 (age 99) 99 Years Old

Colleen Castorf Obituary

Colleen Bovenkamp Castorf was born May 15, 1924, to Henry and Daisy (Shelton) Bovenkamp in Galesburg, Iowa.

Colleen was a graduate of Newton High School. She acquired her teachers license and taught at several rural schools.  

On September 21, 1945, she was united in marriage to Carroll Castorf. To this union two daughters were born: Lynn Louise and Marsha Ann.

Carroll and  Colleen farmed for many years. In 1968, they started Castorf Camper Sales and Service, until 1996. They also owned a Casey’s Store in Sully for many years. Carroll and Colleen spent many winters in Arizona until Carroll passed away in 1996. Colleen still went to Arizona in the winters and taught teddy bear classes with her dear friend Bernice. Colleen loved to sew many beautiful quilts and was known for her famous lemon pie.

In 2007, she decided it was time to stay home in Iowa for the winters. In 2013 – 2021, she again went down to Arizona for the winter to live with Lynn and Clarence.

In 2018, Colleen moved to Sully. In 2022 she went to Independence Village in Pella. She lived there until the Lord called her home on November 29, 2023.

Colleen’s Family:

 Lynn (Clarence) Wyma

            Melissa De Zwarte - Mike deceased  

            Ron Rupprecht

            Mark (Justine) Wyma

                        Ethan, Ashlee

Marsha Van Wyk- Allan Van Wyk deceased

            Bradley Van Wyk

            Scott Allan Van Wyk deceased

            Allan Scott (Renee) Van Wyk

                        Waylon, Cash

Colleen was preceded in death by her husband Carroll Castorf, her parents Henry and Daisy Bovenkamp, brother Leland Bovenkamp, son-in-law Allan Van Wyk, grandson Scott Allan Van Wyk, and grandson Mike De Zwarte.  

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December 4, 2023

9:30 AM to 10:30 AM
St. Andrews Lutheran Church
8290 Hwy F-62
Sully, IA 50251

Funeral Service
December 4, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Andrews Lutheran Church
8290 Hwy F-62
Sully, IA 50251

Interment following funeral service
December 4, 2023

Saint Andrews Lutheran Cemetery
8400 Hwy F62E
Sully, IA 50251


St. Andrew's Lutheran Church
Sully IA

Sully Ambulance
PO Box 247, Sully IA 50251


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