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In Memory of William D Casey


4-7pm on Monday, July 9, 2012 at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home in Hudson, Wisconsin

Funeral Services

11am on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hammond, Wisconsin

In Memory of William D. Casey, age 78, who took the 4:40 flight on July 4th into the cosmic heavens and into God’s hands. William, the son of Harry D. Casey and Iva (Maynard) Casey, was born in Independence, MO on Dec. 23, 1933. As a young boy, Casey, along with his brothers Bob and David, starred in a show called Rodeo Kids.  He began his 1st job at Hall’s Drugstore as a purveyor of sodas.  He graduated from William Chrishman High School in 1951.  After high school he enrolled in the Navy and served as a Corpsman and received an honorable discharge in 1954.  Bill then studied at Rockhurst College in Kansas City, MO for two years.  In 1956 Casey began his studies in theology at Immaculate Conception Seminary.  These experiences helped him become a true entrepreneur in business.

His life mission statement was: “The purpose of life is to enhance the human condition, my own, and those I touch.”

In 1961 he was united in marriage to the love of his life Barbara in White Bear Lake, MN.  They were blessed with six children; Milissa, Theodore (Julie), Thomas (Amy), Laura, Elizabeth (LaVerne), Karen (Jason) and ten grandchildren Thaddeus (Tammy), Shane, London, Hailey, Julian, Brooklyn, Jonae, Sage, Oden, and Lincoln.

In 1975 Casey and his family moved from White Bear Lake, MN to Pleasant Valley, WI where he lived out the rest of his life.

Casey held a passion for life that exuded into everything and everyone he touched.  He had a deep sense of spirituality and cosmic consciousness. He loved to watch the sunrise and sunsets, being outdoors and enjoying the change of seasons. Casey loved his family dearly and truly embraced each moment spent with his family.  He will be lovingly thought of and deeply missed.

A Funeral Mass for William will be held at 11am on Tuesday, July 10, 2012 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Hammond, Wisconsin.  Visitation will be held for 1 hour prior to services as well as from 4-7pm on Monday, July 9 at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home in HUDSON, WI.  Burial will be held privately at a later date.  Services are in the care of the O’Connell Family Funeral Home – Hudson, WI.  715.386.3725    

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