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June Marie Castaneda
Date of Death: October, 28 2014

            June Marie Castaneda, 84, Escanaba, passed away on Tuesday October 28, 2014 at Bishop Noa Home in Escanaba. She was born on June 17, 1930 in Daggett, MI, the daughter of the late John and Mary (DeGrave) Sandahl.
            June was a longstanding member of the Secular Franciscans', many prayer groups and bible studies throughout her life. She attended many silent retreats at Marygrove, counseled many breast cancer survivors, was a Eucharistic Minister and made perpetual adorations at St. Frances Hospital. June enjoyed being a volunteer at the Bishop Noa Home, Hospice and Eldercare following her retirement as a nurse at St. Frances Hospital in 1992. She also organized monthly lunches for the retired nurses of St. Frances Hospital.
            She loved playing cards, reading, stamp card making, listening to music, especially Daniel O'Donnell and dog sitting for Chewy. June was a sweet kind loving person to all who always put others needs before her own. Being a single parent to six children was her 1st priority and most important job, but also loved her grandchildren very much.
            June is survived by six children: Cyndi (Kim) Oberlin, Patricia (William) Boda, Thomas (Jeanne) Castaneda, Daniel (Arlene) Castaneda, , Mary (Glen) Gregory and Joan (Alan) Cayer, two brothers: John (Carol) Sandahl and Jim (Donna) Sandahl, two sisters: Lois Biedrzycki and Patricia (Joe) Duca, fifteen grandchildren, seventeen great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
            She was preceded in death by her parents, an infant son: Timothy, two grandsons: Kenny and Bret, one sister: Jean Burge, one brother: Pete Sandahl and two nephews.
            Friends may call from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday November 5, 2014 at the Allo Coolman Funeral Home in Escanaba with Secular Franciscan wake service at 6:45 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday November 6, 2014 at St. Anne's Parish with Fr. Francis DeGroot officiating. A luncheon will follow Mass at St. Patrick & St. Joseph Parish hall. Burial will take place in the Stephenson Township Cemetery.
            The Allo Coolman Funeral Homes are assisting the Castaneda family.
            Please visit to send online condolences to her family.

  • "Auntie June, you will be greatly missed. Our thoughts & prayers go out to the family. God Bless Love, Dave & family"
    -Mr. & Mrs. Dave Biedrzycki & family

  • "Dear Patty - I wonder if you will remember me, however I do remember the time we spent together growing up. I always admired your mom for her hard work and dedication to your family. Heaven has now gained another angel and we offer our condolences to you and your family. Maybe someday we can reunite and share some childhood memories we have. Thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Pam and Family"
    -Pamela Reddick (Lippold)

  • "Patty, I remember your mom from when we were in college together, she was a wonderful person. I am so sorry for your loss."
    -Jane Johnson McKinney

  • "Our thoughts and prayers to all of our Castaneda family. We love you and offer our condolences to all. The gates of heaven are opened wide to welcome a wonderful, beautiful, amazing, strong woman into Gods kingdom. Aunt June, we will ALWAYS remember you and the wonderful memories that no one can take away. Rest in peace our beloved Aunt. Ann and Mike Martin. "
    -Mr. and Mrs Mike Martin

  • "Sorry to hear of your loss, Dan and Arlene. Our condolences."
    -Joel and Ruth Ann Thomason

  • "Dan is my brother-n-law. My condolences to the entire Castaneda family. June must have been a great person."
    -John Thomason

  • "So sorry to hear about your loss Dan and Arlene. She sounds like such a wonderful lady. Many thoughts and prayers go out to you and the family. God bless. "
    -Julie Marcou

  • "So sorry to hear about your loss Dan and Arlene. June sounds like such a wonderful person. Many thoughts to you and the family. God bless."
    -Julie Marcou

  • "I knew June because I am friends with her son Tom. I remember once when I was in the Hospital and she was a Nurse there, she came in to check on me in my room at the Old St.Francis. She was a very kind and caring person. Now she is among the best in Heaven. "
    -Bud Lemire

  • "If I were a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, now I'd say "Kgbuwanoa, dude!""

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