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Leonel Alberto Orantes-Castro

May 10, 1967 ~ August 7, 2018 (age 51)

Leonel Alberto Orantes-Castro, 51, of Siloam Springs, passed away Tuesday, Aug 7, 2018 in Siloam Springs.

Leonel was born on May 10, 1967, in Texistepeque, Santa Ana, El Salvador. He was the son of Francisco Javier Castro-Villalta and Ana Elba Orantes. He served in the El Salvadorian Policia before coming to the United States, which he was very proud of his service. He was a general laborer, working for several companies throughout his life. He was an avid soccer fan, enjoyed going for walks in the park, was of the Catholic Faith but also attended Iglesia Pentecostes Nueva Vida and Prince de Paz.

He is survived by his mother, Ana Orantes of Siloam Springs; two sons, Leonel Alberto Castro Jr. of Springdale and Nathan Alexis Castro of Lowell; one daughter, Emily Marie Castro of Lowell; one brother, Angel Omar Ochoa-Orantes of Siloam Springs; four sisters, Clelia Elizabeth Ochoa, Zoila Roxana Ochoa, Martha Dinora Cea and Margarita Del Carmen Medrano, all of Siloam Springs; along with many nieces, nephews and friends.

Visitation will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral home in Siloam Springs on Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 5:00pm to 8:00pm

Funeral service will be held at the Backstrom-Pyeatte Chapel on Monday, August 13 2018 at 2:00pm.  Burial will be conducted at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Siloam Springs. Arrangements are under the direction of the Backstrom-Pyeatte Funeral Home. To sign online guestbook please go to

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