Leo W. Casey

Leo W. Casey, 75, of West Bend, passed away Monday, Sept. 4, 2006 at his home surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Leo was born on April 20, 1931 in Mauston, to the late William and Evadell (nee Judd) Casey.

He honorably served in the Army during the Korean War. Upon his return from his military service, Leo became a truck driver. He retired from the Teamsters in 1983.

He then continued in the trucking industry with his own trucking agency. In 1993, he decided to retire full time to enjoy his daily sheepshead game with his friends.

On November 14, 1953, Leo was united in marriage to Velma Shulka at the United Methodist Church in Mauston.

Leo is survived by his wife of 52 years, Velma; his five children, Jacqueline (Herbert) Krebs of Campbellsport and Daniel (Moni-ka) Casey, William (Cheryl) Casey, Edward (Lonnie) Casey and Lori Casey (special friend, Jay Jansen), all of West Bend; 10 grandchildren, Michael (Jenny), Danielle, Bradley, Amanda, Re-becca, Amy, Brad (fiancˇe, Crystal), Kristen, Leah (special friend, Jorge) and Patrick; three great-grandchildren, Abi, Lind-sey and Gavin; two sisters, Rosie Brueggeman of Reesdburg and Tootie (Kurt) Jorgenson of Mau-ston; his mother-in-law, Elnora Shulka of West Bend; sisters-in-law, Joann (Glenn Naumann) and Dorthy Wagner, both of West Bend, and Donna Knake of Harvard, Ill.; and goddaughter, Kristine (Chuck) Dreher of West Bend.

He is further survived by other special relatives and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his son, Patrick Joseph Casey; his father-in-law, Tony Shulka; and other relatives.

Leo was a crossing guard at Kilbourn and Indiana avenues, and absolutely loved every minute doing it.

A funeral service to honor Leo will be held on Friday, Sept. 8, at 7 p.m. at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, West Bend, with Pastor Jean Bartlett officiating.

Interment will take place in Washington County Memorial Park, West Bend.

Visitation with family and friends will be held at the funeral home on Friday from 4 p.m. until the time of the funeral service at 7 p.m.

The family would like to express their appreciation for memorials donated to the Ameri-can Cancer Society, N19 W24350 Riverwood Drive, Waukesha, WI 53188.


The family would like to thank everyone who helped to keep Leo comfortable in the final stages of his life.