Saturday, April 20, 2013

Gerald V. Caskey

Gerald V. Caskey, age 90, passed away on Saturday, April 20, 2013, with his family by his side.  He was born in Racine on September 17, 1922, one of 17 children of the late Harold and Lottie (Nee: Spencer) Caskey.

Gerald served in the US Army during WWII.  On January 26, 1943, in Racine he was united in marriage to Shirley E. Smith, who preceded him in death on March 31, 1990.  Gerald retired from American Motors in 1975. He was a “man of all trades” and stayed busy doing odd jobs.  He also enjoyed creating and writing about new inventions, writing letters to family members, talking politics, carpentry work, but most of all  spending time with his family.  He will be dearly missed.

Surviving are his special friend, Rose Hoefs; six children, Jerry (Lorna) Caskey, Richard (Michele) Caskey, Darlene (Tim) Hansen, Dawn (Mark) Landis, Kevin (Sue) Caskey, Bryan Caskey; nine grandchildren, Jerry Damon Caskey, Amy Shead, Ashley (Anthony) Hacker, Stephen (Josephine Nakhla) Caskey, Anisa (Tony) Dunn, Kimberly (Mike) Sherwood, Melanie (Jason) Rasmussen, Erik (Michele) Hansen, Tabitha (Josha) Bronson; 13 great-grandchildren, Jordan, Taylor, Justin, Kaylie, Colton, Tyler, Cade, Cooper, Savana, Zander, River, Fischer and Addison; 10 siblings; brothers-in-law; sisters-in-law; nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends.  In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by four sisters and two brothers.

Funeral services will be held at the funeral home on Tuesday, April 23, 2013, at 1 p.m. with Reverend Brad Brown officiating.  Interment will follow at West Lawn Memorial Park.  Relatives and friends may meet Tuesday at the funeral home from 11 a.m. until time of service.

The family wishes to extend a special thank you to Rose Hoefs and caregivers at home and at his stay at the hospital.

803 Main St., Racine  (262) 634-7888

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