LAUREL — Services for Leo Casey, 85, Laurel, will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Laurel. The Revs. David Liewer and James McCluskey will officiate with burial in the Laurel Cemetery. Military rites will be conducted by VFW Post 4504 and American Legion Post 54, both of Laurel.
Visitation will be 3-6 p.m. Sunday at the church with a 5 p.m. vigil. Visitation will continue on Monday an hour prior to services.
He died Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, at Faith Regional Health Services in Norfolk.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Wintz Funeral Home in Laurel.
Leo Casey was born on Oct. 31, 1932, to William Bernard and Emma (McIntyre) Casey in the Ponca-Jackson area. He was baptized at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Jackson. They lived near the Ponca-Obert area before moving to Wayne. When Leo’s mother died, he stayed with the Beeks family in Wayne. They became family to him in so many ways.
Leo served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1953 to 1955. He was stationed in Korea and Hawaii.
Leo married the love of his life, Janice Loeb, at the Carroll Catholic Church on Dec. 27, 1956. They farmed by Carroll and Belden, then moved to Sioux City. Janice and Leo then moved to Laurel, where Leo started his own business — Casey Roofing Company — in 1964.
Leo also restored and built new houses in Laurel. On weekends, he kept busy in another business, the Randolph Ballroom, for 32 years. He and Janice met many wonderful people during these years.
Leo is survived by his spouse, Jan of Laurel; a son Jim and spouse Dawn (Ebmeier) Casey of Laurel; his grandchildren, Julia, Calvin, Nolan, Anna and Kolby Casey; his sisters-in-law, Jackie Casey of Colorado Springs and Laurie Loeb; his nephews, Bob and Rick Casey of Sioux City, Tim Casey of Alabama, Tom and Robert Casey of Colorado, Joe Casey of Kentucky, Pat Casey of Rockport, Mo., Robert Loeb Jr. of Sioux City and Lonnie Curtis (Beatrice’s daughter) of Henderson, Nev.
Preceding Leo in death were his parents; a son, Donald in 1979; a daughter, Debra in 1986; his parents-in-law, Howard and Mildred (Tramp) Loeb and Beatrice (Noecker) Loeb; a sister, Mary Casey; his brothers, Bill Casey of Sioux City and Jim Casey of Buena Vista, Colo.; a sister-in-law, Betty Casey of Sioux City; and brothers-in-law Robert Loeb and Randy Casey of Norfolk.
Pallbearers will be Julia, Calvin, Nolan, Anna and Kolby Casey and Lee Larson. Honorary pallbearers will be Ron Wege, Don Roeder, Dan Greeny, Bob Sanders and Dan Madsen.