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David Castaneda

David Castaneda of Otsego, MI passed away Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at Borgess Medical Center in Kalamazoo.

He was born February 10, 1957 in Plainwell, the son of Santiago and Amelia (Lopez) Castaneda. David graduated from Plainwell High School in 1975 and worked in landscaping. In his free time he loved camping and fishing. In 1983 he met the love of his life, Cynthia Eshbaugh and they were married in 1994.

Surviving are his wife; children, David Jr. (Mandy) Castaneda of Allegan, Cristina (Thong Xayphannha) Castaneda of Kalamazoo, Miguel Castaneda of Allegan, Manuel (Elsa) Castaneda of Allegan and Marcos Castaneda of Otsego; 4 grandchildren, Collin, Mateo, Anastasia and Sebastian; his siblings, Jimbo, Rickey, Freddy and Albert along with many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Willie, Victor, Junior and Juan.

According to his wishes cremation has taken place.

A private family memorial service will be held at a later time.

Contributions in memory of David may be made to the

American Diabetes Association


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Karen Burnell Krajecki

August 4, 2021 at 4:39 pm

Cindy and family I am so sorry to hear about the passing of David. He is in heaven watching over all of you


Penny and Paul Sugas

August 4, 2021 at 4:46 pm

So very sorry for your loss. David was a great guy and will be missed by many. Sending love, hugs, and prayers to you Cindy and the rest of the family.


Debbie Thomas

August 4, 2021 at 5:08 pm

So sorry for your loss


Mike and Chris VanDenBerg

August 4, 2021 at 5:17 pm

So very sorry for your loss.

Sending prayers to the family.


Barbara Meints

August 4, 2021 at 6:29 pm

My sincerest condolences to Cindy and the rest of the family. Dave left way too early and I’m sure he will be greatly missed. Hang onto those precious memories. I’m so very sorry for your loss.


Michael Chase

August 4, 2021 at 7:49 pm

To the Castaneda Family,

I’m very sorry for the loss of David Castaneda, I remember David from school. My condolences to the family and prayers & thoughts.


Brenda Quarry /Weymouth

August 4, 2021 at 7:50 pm

Cindy so sorry for your lose prayers for you and your family


Dalene Murphy

August 4, 2021 at 9:15 pm

So sorry for your loss

My thoughts and prayers are with you. If you need anything I’m here for you 24/7 If you just need to talk or a shoulder to cry on.


Ken & Mary Brown

August 4, 2021 at 9:50 pm

We are so sorry for your loss Cindy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.



August 4, 2021 at 10:34 pm

Going to miss you I’ll drink a Miller Lite for you your bro


Gary and Sue Peck

August 5, 2021 at 3:26 am

So sorry for your loss Cindy hugs and prayers to you and your family.


Michelle Fris Spencer

August 5, 2021 at 5:07 am

So sorry for your loss.


Susan knapp

August 5, 2021 at 7:57 am

So sorry to see this-sending hugs and prayers to all the family


Mark and Scharon Rose

August 5, 2021 at 8:06 am

Cindy, we’re so sad for you and your family. Prayers and hugs to you. So sorry you’re going thru this.


Ashley McDaniel (Castaneda)

August 5, 2021 at 8:20 am

So sorry for your loss Aunt Cindy and boys!


Judy Hayes

August 5, 2021 at 10:06 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with Cindy and the Family. David is such a kind person. Keep his memories close to you heart and he will always be there. Peace be with you, Tim and Judy Gates Hayes


Jacquie & Ron Fillmore

August 5, 2021 at 10:08 am

Cindy my heart hurts for you and the family. I was so surprised to read this. Love and prayers to you all.


Judy VanDenBerg

August 5, 2021 at 2:59 pm

So sorry to hear of David’s passing keeping you in my thoughts and prayers


Jerry & Lauri Connor

August 5, 2021 at 3:28 pm

Cindy and family so sorry for your loss. It’s such a terrible thing. Thinking of you!!!!


Deborah L Harrington

August 5, 2021 at 5:41 pm

So sorry to hear this. Condolences from the Harrington’s.


Tom Young

August 5, 2021 at 7:17 pm

Way too young, so sorry.


Linda Gilliam

August 6, 2021 at 5:37 am

Cindy and family prayers for you at this time for such an unexpected loss of a loved one. My thoughts are with you


Lynn (Lenny) Burnham

August 6, 2021 at 8:55 am

Condolences to you Cindy and the Castaneda family.


Ric and Tanya Aguilar

August 6, 2021 at 2:05 pm

Cindy, Our heart goes out to you after this sudden loss. You’re in our thoughts and prayers.

David was one of my favorite cousins and he will be greatly missed.

Please except our heartfelt condolences.


Rhonda Knapp

August 6, 2021 at 5:12 pm

Prayers sent for comfort and peace. I went to Plainwell High graduated 1986. I believe one of your family members are my neighbors on Douglas Ave. Losing family is not easy. I can emphasize with you. God speed.


David Casarez

August 6, 2021 at 7:07 pm

Did not see him often but always proud to say he was a good friend, He will be missed


Chris & Connie Shepherd

August 6, 2021 at 10:05 pm

Our deepest sympathies to you and your family.


Diane Smith

August 7, 2021 at 2:14 pm

Cindy, I am so sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. What a super person he was. My prayers are with you my friend.

Fly high Dave! ❤️


Bobs True Value Friends

August 10, 2021 at 5:52 am

Cindy, We are very sad to hear of David,s passing. Our thoughts are with you as you go through this difficult time


Marilyn Snider-Doubblestein

August 12, 2021 at 5:19 pm

Praying for you Cindy and for your family.


Peggy Thompson

August 17, 2021 at 9:42 am


My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May all the great memories help you during the difficult times…



August 19, 2021 at 12:49 am

So sorry for your loss Cindy!! My prayers are with you.


Michele Warner

August 22, 2021 at 10:37 pm

Cindy I’m so sorry for your loss prayers with u and your family he will b missed


Art Lindsey

September 4, 2021 at 10:39 pm

To Cindy and David’s children

David Castaneda AKA (Weedlen)

Hey Weedlen remember when we met in 1980? We went through a lot in our life. You were the strongest person i knew and you never let on about any ailments to this day and just dealt with life. You weren’t afraid of anyone or anything! I’m writing you this because I never told you these things before. I wish we would have spoken more before you departed. I pray that you receive this letter somehow, and know that I think of you and all your family a lot. It’s a lot of years to say goodbye to and I’ll keep praying that I see you again.

Your friend Artie/Lindsey


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