Frances Theresa Castellanos

January 19, 1912 - June 26, 2006

01/19/1912 - 06/26/2006

Past Services

Monday July 03, 2006
9:30 am - 10:30 am
Marsh Funeral Home
305 Cemetery Rd
Gurnee, IL
Monday July 03, 2006
11:00 am
Ascension Catholic Cemetery
1920 Buckley Rd
Libertyville, IL 60048
847-362-1247 | Directions

Frances Theresa Castellanos

Virginia Beach- Frances Theresa Castellanos, 94 went to be with the Lord on Monday June 26, 2006 at Bayside Hospital. Frances was born January 19, 1912 in Wisconsin to the late John and Wilhelmina Elblein. She was a long time resident of Waukegan, IL, where she was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. She moved to Virginia Beach to be with family.

She was preceded in death by her husband Vincent Castellanos; three sons Chuck , Louis and Vincent Castellanos ; a daughter Mary Castellanos, two son in-laws Robert Axtell and Larry McMahon and daughter in-law Kiyoko Castellanos and seven siblings.

She is survived by her loving and devoted children , Gloria Axtell, John Castellanos, Antoinette Milligan and husband James, Virginia Preuss and husband William, Raymond Castellanos and wife Laurel, Patricia McMahon and Constance Bassett and husband Gary; a sister Mary Torres; 41 grandchildren, 85 great grandchildren and 18 great-great grandchildren and one great-great-great grandchild.

The family will receive friends at Marsh Funeral Home, 305 Cemetery Rd. Gurnee, IL Monday July 3, 2006 from 9:30AM to 10:30 AM with services to follow at 11:00 AM at Ascension Catholic Cemetery in the Chapel. Altmeyer Funeral Home Virginia Beach is handling local arrangements

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April Castellanos
8 years ago

Grandma left much wisdom and advice behind. Her courageous and determined spirit will not be forgotten. Then there are the little things I won’t forget. Like as a child walking to McDonalds in downtown Waukegan. It was a treat to share a cup of coffee with Grandma. She got the coffee and I got the creamer. The best part of that memory was visiting her in Virginia years later and watching her smile from across the table as I picked up a creamer. Thanks for the memories Grandma.

Sis & Fran
8 years ago


We miss you very much. You will remain in our hearts forever. I will always remember that beautiful smile and the twinkle in your eye!

Until we meet again, smile with the angels.

Love Sis and Fran Daughter & Granddaughter

Amber Taylor
8 years ago

I grew up with grandma only 3-4 blocks from our house. In the past few days I was attempting to prep my five yr old daughter and two yr old son for the large group of relatives and friends that they may not remember coming to town. My five yr old asked me why we had to say goodbye to great grandma and I explained to her that great grandma lives in heaven with God now. She is going to live with her husband and kids that are already awaiting her. The look on her face, the excitement, that she had when she heard that her great grandma gets to live in heaven it brought tears to my eyes, tears of happiness, because grandma is finally home. So grandma, I love you, I miss you and rest in peace.

Dixie Elblein Underwood
8 years ago

I was so sorry to hear about Aunt Francie’s passing. The entire Castellanos family has my deepest sympathy.

Marjorie Elblein-Schmidt & John
8 years ago

I was so sorry to hear of the loss of Aunt Frances. I was out of town and could not attend the wake or funeral and regret that I was not able to be there for you all. Our prayers are with each and everyone of you during your great loss. We shall keep Aunt Frances in our prayers always.God Bless all of her family during this time.

Brandi Weigel
8 years ago

My memories of Grandma are many. My favorite; she was a fantastic seamstress. I always remember one particular halloween she made me the best angel costume complete w/ wings & halo. I remember going door to door for my candy & receiving endless compliments on my costume & of course the question of, where did you get your costume? “My grandma made it” was my reply. People were in awe. She loved to see the look on our faces when she presented something new she had sewn. Grandma, you will be greatly missed. I love you!!!!!

Terry & Bonnie Elblein Amlin
8 years ago

Those we love remain with us, for love itself lives on, and cherished memories never fade because a loved one is gone. Those we love can never be more than a thought apart – for as long as there is memory, they’ll live within our hearts. We were very sorry to hear about Aunt Francie. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Bonnie Amlin

Constance & Gary Bassett
8 years ago

To everyone at Altmeyer, I would just like to express my appreciation for the thoughtfullness and understanding you showed for the family in making arragements. Everyone was wonderful. A special thank you to David and Tracy for everything.


Constance & Gary Bassett

Daughter and son-in-law of Frances

Raymond and Laurel Castellanos
8 years ago

We love and miss you Mom. You will always be in our hearts.

Kim Kraemer-Sandlin
8 years ago

Words could never express how much she will be missed. We enjoyed the time we spent with her. We’ll miss her wit, but especially her stories.

mona smith
8 years ago

Your in my prayers