11 November 2014

Funeral of Fürst Johann-Friedrich zu Castell-Rüdenhausen

The funeral for the late Fürst Johann-Friedrich zu Castell-Rüdenhausen took place on Saturday 08.11.2014 at 12h00 at the St. Peter and Paul Church at Rüdenhausen. Already on the evening before the coffin with the late Fürst had been brought in a torchlight procession from the Castle to the Church.Erly thgat day i drove to Rüdenhausen. After arriving there i had a look into the Chruch which was still open to the Public. Inside  2 sons of the deceased where holding a Vigil near the coffin. Next to the Church a big tent had been errected where the citizens of Rüdenhausen could follow the Service which was broadcasted there. Short before the Serivce started the a procession with the sibvlings and the nephews and nieces of the late Fürst came from the Castle to the Church. At the end of the Service which lastef for about 1 hour the coffin was carried out by Hungters and  placed in a carraige which was drown by 2 horses. In a big procession the carriage was brought to the Family burial ground. Benhinmd the direct Family lead by the widowed Fürstin Maria and the new Fürstin Otto. Behind them the other chidlren and siblings and all the gueste walked the short way to the Family burial bround. There  the coffin of the late Fürst was placed in the Family Crypt. Afterwards the flag which had been placed on the coffin was handed over to the new Fürst Otto. Afterwards a reception was Held in a tent which had been erected in the Park of Rüdenhausen Castle.

Among the guests where apart from the Family:

Prince Ludwig and Princess Marianne of Baden
Prince Berthold of Baden
Fürst Albrecht and Fürstin Marie Louise zu Castell-Castell
Hereditary Count Ferdinand and Hereditary Countess Gabriele zu Castell-Castell
Count Manto and Countess Eva zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Countess Marie zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Countess Caroline zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Count Juriaan zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Countr Roderik and Coutness Liesbeth zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Countess Clara zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Cunt Rupert and Countess Alexandra zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Count Karl zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Count Hermann and Countess Henriette zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Count Matthias and Countess Victoria zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Count Raimund and Countess Isabelle zu Erbach-Fürstenau
Count Wolfgang Anton and Countess Mary of Faber-Castell
Princess Monika of Hannover
Fürst Philipp zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Fürst Ferdinand zu  Hohenlohe-Bartenstein
Fürst Karl Friedrich and Fürstin Katharina of Hohenzollern
Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern
Prince Albrecht of Hohenzollern
Fürstin Christine of Isenburg
Prince Viktor and Princess Jungeun of Isenburg
Prince Stephan and Princess Maria zur Lippe
Fürst Andreas and Fürstin Alexandra zu  Leiningen
Hereditary Prince Ferdinand zu Leiningen
Prince Johannes and Johanna of Lobkowicz
Fürst Ludwig zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg
Fürst Alois-Konstantin zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Prince Hubertus and Princess Iris zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Hereditary Count Karl Eugen and Hereditary Countess Andrea of Neipperg
Count Dominik and Countess Maria Anna of Neipperg
Fürst Albrecht and Fürstin Angela zu Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg
Fürst Moritz and Fürstin Lioba zu Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Wallerstein
Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia
Prince Adalbert and Princess Eva Maria of Prussia
Prince Heinrich XXIV. and Princess Dorothea Reuß
Prince Michael and Pricness Philippa zu Salm-Salm
Prince Felix zu Salm-Salm
Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Count Karl zu Solms-Laubach
Countess Madeleine zu Solms-Laubach
Count Gustav and Countess Nicola zu Solms-Laubach
Count Franz zu Solms-Laubach
Count Friedrich zu Solms-Laubach
Count Ludwig and Countess Stephanie of Waldburg zu Wolfegg and Waldsee
Fürst Wolfgang Ernst and Fürstin Leonille zu Ysenburg and Büdingen
Princess Elisabeth of Ysenburg and Büdingen in Wächtersbach

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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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