02 November 2014

† Fürst Johann Friedrich zu Castell-Rüdenhausen

Mourning in Rüdenhausen: Only seven years after the death of his father Fürst Johann Friedrich zu Castell-Rüdenhausen has died at the age of 66 years. Despite his long suffering from cancer, the news of his death came as a surprise on the afternoon of 30. October. The last few weeks Fürst Johann Friedrich has  spent on his beloved Friedrichsberg, where he died.
Fürst Johann-Friedrich zu Castell-Rüdenhausen was in his home town closely associated, has solved many cases problems through his personal commitment. Always citizen he was esteemed as a promoter of associations, clubs and the community. Modesty and generosity meant him no opposition. Personal trademarks were his were often subliminal humor and a strong sense of tradition.
For the purposes of his father he continued the business of the royal house at the head of private banking and the operation of branches forest and agriculture from 1989. The nature and hunting influenced a large part of his life. He was a passionate hunter also treasurer of the CIC, an international Jagdrat for Game. Another hobby was horse-drawn carriage ride. The responsibility of Castell companies he gave last year to his son, the new Fürst Otto.
Together with his wife Maria, nee Countess of Schönborn-Wiesentheid, he has four children. Loved spending time with his family of Friedchsberg, in the  mountains and in Portugal, where his wife owns a house. Six brothers and sisters with their families mourn the Fürst  a brother died in 2010.
The formal transfer of the death Fürst from the C
astle to  the Protestant parish church of St. Peter and Paul takes place on Friday, 07.11. at 18 clock. The funeral service at the church will be held on Saturday, 08.11. at 12 clock.  Then is buried in the royal crypt.

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