John L. Casey, age 82, of 6890 L Road in Escanaba passed away Tuesday, January 11, 2011 at the Christian Park Health Care Center in Escanaba.
John was born December 17, 1928 in Wells, the son of Joseph and Mildred (Olsen) Casey. John remained a lifelong resident of the area. He was united in marriage to Margaret Bussineau on August 28, 1948 at the St. Joseph Catholic Church in Escanaba. Their union lasted for over 62 years. John worked for the Mead Paper Corporation for 37 years until his retirement in December of 1990. He was a member of the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Wells, the Wells Lions Club and a charter member of the Mead Rod and Gun Club. He also loved fishing.
John is survived by:
His wife, Margaret Casey of Escanaba, MI
4 sons: Mike (Bonnie) Casey of Wells, MI; Pat (Mary) Casey of Pembine, WI; Joe (Patti) Casey of Iron Mountain, MI; Russ (Tina) Casey of Gladstone, MI
2 daughters: Debbie (Rick) Wilson of Gladstone; Sherri (John) Schorr of Santee, CA
11 great grandchildren
His sister, Joan (Larry) Cartwright of Green Bay, WI
Numerous nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, Wilfred “Buster” and William Casey and two sisters, Jean Lundquist and Caroline Casey.
The Casey family will receive friends on Friday, January 14 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Skradski-Boyce Funeral Home in Escanaba. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 5:00 PM at the St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Wells with Rev. Fr. Rick Courier officiating. A luncheon will be served immediately following services in the church fellowship hall. John will be laid to rest in the Gardens of Rest Cemetery in Wells. In lieu of flowers memorial contributions in John’s name may be directed to the Wells Lions Club. The Casey family is being assisted by the Skradski-Boyce Funeral Homes of Delta County.