Michael F. Casey Jr., 88, of Labadie, passed away on Tuesday, March 10, 2020, in Eureka. Michael was born on June 26, 1931, to the late Michael F. Casey Sr. and Luella M. (nee Hayden) Casey in Labadie. He was united in marriage to the late Antoinette “Toni” Kopp on September 1, 1951, at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy and was a charter member of the Labadie Volunteer Fire Department where he was the secretary and treasurer from 1954 until the formation of the Boles Fire Protection District in 1971. He was a staple of the community of Labadie serving as Postmaster from 1959 to 1992. He and Toni also had a dispatch radio system in their home from 1968 until 2001, so the voices that were heard over the radio during that time were most likely theirs. He was a member of Elks Lodge 1559, American Legion Post 565, and Knights of Columbus Siesl Council 1121.
A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, March 21, 2020, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church (Gildehaus). Interment will follow in the Church cemetery. Visitation will be on Friday, March 20, 2020. All services will be private. Memorial donations are appreciated to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Michael is survived by seven children, Elizabeth “Betty” Manhart and husband Garry of Washington, Barbara Fitzpatrick and husband Wayne of Labadie, Patricia “Patti” Funke and husband Steve of Leslie, James “Jim” Casey and wife Sidney of Villa Ridge, John Casey and wife Gina of Robertsville, Jean Altemueller and husband Tim of Beaufort, and Jennifer Luechtefeld and husband Larry of Leslie; sister, Lou Ann Michels of Washington; 18 grandchildren, 25 great grandchildren, and many other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Antoinette Casey; and infant brother, Robert Casey.
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