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Richard Casey

Aug. 29, 1924-Nov. 18, 2012

November 20, 2012
Minot Daily News

Richard "Dick" D. Casey, 88, Burlington, died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012, in a Minot hospital.

Richard was born on Aug. 29, 1924, a son of Edward A. and Leona M. (Lovell) Casey, in Parshall. He was raised and educated in Parshall, where he graduated from Parshall High School in 1942.

On Jan. 18, 1946, Dick enlisted in the Army Air Corps. He proudly served his country, serving as a cryptographic tech and receiving the World War II Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation Medal until his honorable discharge in March 27, 1947.

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On Sept. 1, 1951, Dick was united in marriage to Rosemary Barrett in Havre, Mont. They made their home in Montana, settling in Havre, where Dick owned and operated Casey Carburetor. He retired in 1986. Rosemary passed away Dec. 24, 1993.

Dick was united in marriage on July 24, 1994, to Marie Stavros-Hovda in Parshall. They made their home in Burlington, where Dick enjoyed flying and working with aircraft.

He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, where he served as a 4th Degree Knight. Dick was also a member of Havre Airport Board, American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars Club, Elks Lodge, and Eagles Aerie, all of Havre. He was also a member of St. John The Apostle Catholic Church, Minot.

Richard is survived by: Wife of 18 years, Marie Casey, Burlington; children, Colleen (Dean Ross) Casey, Honolulu, Hawaii, Mary Pat (Russ) Crites, Gildford, Mont., and Tim (Lori) Casey, Helena, Mont.; five grandchildren, Rhett, Casey, Keegan, Brennan and Kaelan; one great-grandchild, Emerson; twin brother, Robert (Beverly) Casey Missoula, Mont.; and sister, Mary Catherine Carlson, Pierce, Idaho; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Richard was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Rosemary; daughter, Diane Casey; and a brother, Jack Casey.

Mass of Christian Burial: Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012, 11 a.m. at St. John the Apostle Catholic Church, Minot.

Graveside service: Monday, Nov. 26, 2012, at 11 a.m. MST at the Highland Cemetery, Havre, Mont.

Visitation: Today, Nov. 20, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home, Minot

Vigil prayer service: Today at 7 p.m. at Thompson-Larson Funeral Home Chapel, Minot.

Memorials: In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Dakota Territory Air Museum in Minot or an organization of the donor's choice.

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