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“going to 13 drag way with Jerry when I was a teenager ”
1 of 38 | Posted by: Beth Camp Glassock - Sherwood, MI

“I just saw these two in Meijers. I lived in the same apartment building they did. They were great people and I loved seeing the treasures Jerry...Read More »
2 of 38 | Posted by: Vanessa Parsley - Battle Creek, MI

“Dear Tim, Kari and family-We send our prayers and love to you all during this difficult journey of yours. Jerry and Donna were so kind and giving and...Read More »
3 of 38 | Posted by: Joe and Rosie Burrill - VA

“Dear Tim & Kari and kids So sorry to hear the passing of your mom and dad. My prayers and love are with you. May God give you the strength and...Read More »
4 of 38 | Posted by: Cathy Kowalski - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“I met Donna and Jerry at Level Park Baptist Church many years ago. They were a cheerful, and caring couple. It doesn't seem real that both of them...Read More »
5 of 38 | Posted by: Shirley Wallace - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry but so nice they were together. Thinking how great it was to be part of this family, if only for such a short time. The memories were great! ”
6 of 38 | Posted by: Virginia Castleberry - Edgewood, KY

“There is not a time in my life that I don't have a memory of these two. There are too many to share here. So many laughs and shared experiences. They...Read More »
7 of 38 | Posted by: Jeannine Germaine - Rhome, TX

“So sorry for your loss. Jerry worked with my husband at GM. We enjoyed several times with both Donna and Jerry. May Hod bless you already. ”
8 of 38 | Posted by: Gloria Allred - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry for your loss. Jerry worked with my husband at GM. We enjoyed several times with both Donna and Jerry. May Hod bless you already. ”
9 of 38 | Posted by: Gloria Allred - Battle Creek, MI

“Such a special couple! I remember Donna taking care of me when I was young. When I got to be a teenager she would invite me to go roller skating with...Read More »
10 of 38 | Posted by: Sheri & Craig Carey - MI - Family

“We are so saddened with the loss of our dear friends Donna and Jerry.They were very special couple. They were both so caring to every one and to each...Read More »
11 of 38 | Posted by: Anita And Ed Wilson - Fulton, MI

“So sorry to hear of their passing. Jerry was great to work with @ Felpausch for a period of time. May they both rest in peace. My Condolences to the...Read More »
12 of 38 | Posted by: Bryon Casler - Battle creek, MI

“Worked with Jerry at Pennfield Felpauch , it was a pleasure to know him and work with him and bonus was getting to know his wife Donna ! They were...Read More »
13 of 38 | Posted by: Surann Duckworth - Battle Creek, MI

“I knew Jerry because he was a lab courier for a doctors office that I work at. He was such a nice man. I secretly loved his hair too! I'm so sorry...Read More »
14 of 38 | Posted by: Shannon Dimond - Battle Creek, MI

“So sorry for your loss.Jerry aways made working just a little bit better. Always came into the lab with a smile. He will be dearly missed. ”
15 of 38 | Posted by: Elizabeth Henschel - Kalamazoo, MI

“Donna and Jerry were such a warm and beautiful couple. I always enjoyed seeing them at family get-togethers. I will miss them. My thoughts and...Read More »
16 of 38 | Posted by: Nancy Thomas - Paw Paw, MI

“Sad to hear about donna and jerry. I actually met donna on AOL 20 years ago. And ended up meeting her in person. We stayed in touch over the years....Read More »
17 of 38 | Posted by: Chris summerfield - MARSHALL, MI

“My condolences to the family. I worked with my friend Jerry, everyday loading boxcars at GM in Kazoo for a number of years. He was smart, really ...Read More »
18 of 38 | Posted by: Gary WOLFE - BATTLE CREEK, MI

“Sorry for your loss and every on how knew them. They brought laughter and smiles to everyone they met. They treated my kids with love.the world won't...Read More »
19 of 38 | Posted by: Mark and Vicki Meyers - MI

“I met Donna about 40 years ago when she worked at Dr Bhansali's office. I was a mere 18 and saw her daily as I picked up lab samples. We remained...Read More »
20 of 38 | Posted by: Patricia Fecker - Belleville, MI

“I remember Jerry from when he worked at Felpausch with my sister. He was always fun and cheery! He was one of the reasons I liked going into the...Read More »
21 of 38 | Posted by: Sharon Powell - Battle Creek, MI

“To the Castleberry family.Donna and Jerry sat in our section at Woodland Church.. It was always a treat to say "Hi" and have their smile and friendly...Read More »
22 of 38 | Posted by: Robert Zuhl - Battle Creek, MI

“We have so many good memories of these two! They were a foundational part of family gatherings and fun times. They were truly young at heart. We...Read More »
23 of 38 | Posted by: Ron & Cheryl Elkins - MI - Friend

“Our deepest sympathies to Jerry and Donna's family. They were the kindest people you would ever have the honor of knowing. Always a smile, always...Read More »
24 of 38 | Posted by: Carl and Elsie Cameron - MI

“I haven’t known many people that have had this sort of love for each other. They were always together, so it’s fitting that they go to...Read More »
25 of 38 | Posted by: Cheryl Southern - Friend

“So very sorry for your loss. So hard. ”
26 of 38 | Posted by: Clara and jim Engle Battle Creek

“Thoughts and prayers are with your family and loved ones. I am so pleased yo know our 3 Center team was able to provide a beautiful experience for...Read More »
27 of 38 | Posted by: Jennifer Furry - Kalamazoo, MI

“They were like family to us. I can't believe I won't see their smiling faces at an estate sale or at one of our picnics. Their passing will leave a...Read More »
28 of 38 | Posted by: Amber Dingee - Battle Creek, MI

“Aunt Donna and Uncle Jerry, you will be missed. I know you are with our heavenly father, and have no pain. Tim and Tammy, you and your family's are...Read More »
29 of 38 | Posted by: Sheryl Tobar - Palm Bay, FL

“Shock and dismay. Great couple full of life, love and humor. They will be missed by us old neighbors. ”
30 of 38 | Posted by: Bruce Phillips - Battle Creek, MI

“I grew up with Donna and Jerry's son and daughter and spent countless days with their family during many of my most formative years. Donna and Jerry...Read More »
31 of 38 | Posted by: Bob Gilbert - Battle Creek, MI

“I'm very saddened to read of the passing of Donna and Jerry. I've known Donna and Jerry many years . Jerry and I went to high school together and...Read More »
32 of 38 | Posted by: Bob and Edie Eifler - MI

“Donna and Jerry were family, I don't remember a time when I didn't know, love and respect them. Always joking, making everyone laugh. I will miss...Read More »
33 of 38 | Posted by: Marjorie Banks-Busha - Monroe, MI

“I am so sorry for the loss of Donna and Jerry. It is hard to lose one parent, I can't imagine losing both at once. Praise God for his mercy that...Read More »
34 of 38 | Posted by: Stephanie Gladden Martinsburg, WV

“Our deepest sympathy to the entire family. Ken worked with Jerry in Dept. 31 at General Motors. We always enjoyed seeing them at the "Cruise the Gut"...Read More »
35 of 38 | Posted by: Ken and Kathy Noble - Coworker

“So sorry. Prayers for the family. ”
36 of 38 | Posted by: Darlene Walker - Springfield, MI

“What a storybook ending for two beautiful people. That you could be together and hold hands and enter eternity together. You had a love for each...Read More »
37 of 38 | Posted by: Cheryl Bard - East Leroy, MI

“My prayers are with all of you! No words can express how I feel. We all loved them ”
38 of 38 | Posted by: Pam Davis Collins - Laingsburg, MI

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Donna and Jerry Castleberry, passed away hand in hand, Sunday, October 18, 2020 at Ascension Borgess Hospital due to complications from Covid-19. They were married at a young age, spent a lifetime together and entered into eternal rest together. Donna was born February 2, 1938 in Battle Creek to Donald and Alice (Cross) McConnohie. Jerry was born October 29, 1941 in Battle Creek to Lennie and Florence (Camp) Castleberry.

Both attended Battle Creek Central High School and settled down in the Battle Creek area, where they worked and raised their family. Donna worked as a nursing assistant at various doctor's offices while Jerry worked for General Motors. The couple had two children, Tammy Stacey (Jack Smith) and Tim (Kari) Castleberry, both of whom survive. They are also survived by four grandchildren Jason (Rachel) Stacey, Tim Stacey, Sage and Maya Castleberry and three great-daughters Ava, Haylee and Claire. Donna is also is survived by her brother Allan (Elaine) McConnohie, her niece Michele (Doug) Craig and family and nephew Shawn (Chasity) Stotler and family Jerry is survived by his brother Larry (Adeline) Castleberry and nephew Patrick Castleberry.

Donna and Jerry are preceded in death by their parents and son in law Dr. Michael Stacey.

A graveside service to celebrate Donna and Jerry's lives will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, October 24, 2020 at Memorial Park Cemetery, officiated by Pastor Derek Malone. The family requests everyone to wear masks and to social distance appropriately. The service can be viewed live through the following link, In lieu of flowers please make Memorial contributions to Johns Hopkins Hospital for Covid-19 Research,, the Humane Society of South Central Michigan or The Haven of Rest. Our family is eternally grateful for the amazing Covid team on 3Center at Borgess Hospital for navigating Jerry and Donna's last moments together, placing them hand in hand. This is a gift you have given us as they leave here for heaven. Arrangements by the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed at