John Joseph Casey

September 18, 1935 ~ June 7, 2022 (age 86)


John Joseph Casey, 86, of Ottawa, passed away Tuesday, June 7, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his loving family.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am Monday, June 13, at St. Patrick's Church, with Rev. Gary Caster officiating. Visitation will be from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm on Sunday, June 12 at Ottawa Funeral Home. Burial will be in St. Columba Cemetery.

John was born on September 18, 1935, in Rathea, Co. Kerry, Ireland, to Timothy and Nora (Kelliher) Casey. He married Nancy Fogarty on August 2,2008 at St. Patrick’s Church.

He retired from Libby’s Owens Ford after 38 years and was the proud owner of the Blarney Pub for several years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Moose Lodge, and Gaelic Park. He was always looking for a project to do. He loved biking, taking walks, going to Ireland and all Irish festivities. He loved spending time with family, friends and his morning coffee gang. He was very devoted to his church. 

He is survived by his wife, Nancy Casey; two sons, Timothy of Phoenix, Arizona, and Mike (Dianne) Casey of Santa Clarita, Ca.; four daughters, Jennifer (Josh) Roach of Ottawa, IL, Kristin (Adam) Supan of Tonica, IL, Tammi (Ron) Anderson, and Tracy (Rob) Ward; sixteen grandchildren, Jeff, Sean, Nick, and Kiley Casey, CJ Lyon, John Henry, Zach, and Kaitlyn Mason, Addison Roach, Owen, Charley and Finley Supan and Dylan and Luke Anderson; fourteen great grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Noreen (Keith) Marlowe and Nellie Casey; and two brothers, Tim Casey of McHenry, IL and Mike Casey of Ireland.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife Roberta; his grandson, Grady Casey; his sisters, Philomena, Maureen and Patricia and his brother, Bill Casey.

Honors Pallbearers will be Joe Fogarty, Owen and Charley Supan, and Mason Roach.

Pallbearers will be Jeff Casey, Sean Casey, Jordan Casey, Zach Roach, Josh Roach, and Adam Supan.

Memorials may be directed to American Heart Association, St. Jude, The American cancer society, or Pads.

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