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Mark Kenneth Casey
September 22, 1965 ~ November 7, 2023 (age 58) 58 Years Old
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Mark Kenneth Casey, 58, of Washburn, IL, formerly of Germantown Hills, IL, passed away peacefully, in his wife’s arms, on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, IL, after a long, hard fought battle with cancer.
He was born on September 22, 1965, in Peoria, IL, to Robert M. and Patricia A. (Darnell) Casey. He married Julie Ann Bullock on June 10, 1989 in Washington, IL and she survives.
Mark is also survived by two sons, Matthew James Casey (Chelsea Colgan) and Joshua Ryan (Megan) Casey; one grandson, Waylon Matthew Casey; one granddaughter, Aria Mae Krans; mother, Patricia Casey; two brothers, Doug M. Casey (Sara Teichman) and Mike J. (Laura) Casey; one sister, Shelly (Frank) Cavataio; sister-in-law, Jodie Bullock; six nephews, Jake Filson, Jack Casey, Garrett Casey, Brock Bullock, Chase Casey, and Colton Casey; one niece, Hannah Casey; and many special aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his father Robert M. Casey, father-in-law James A. Bullock, and mother-in-law Gayle V. Bullock.
Mark graduated from Metamora Township High School, in 1983, where he met his high school sweetheart, Julie Bullock, and were happily married and together ever since.
Mark was a wonderful family man, who enjoyed being with them the most. He and Julie built their dream log home, starting in 2019, and he had so much fun with working on the electrical and lighting aspects of the project. The build was very fun for him and Julie. Mark left us with some of his projects, unfinished, but Julie and the boys promised him they would be finished, by us, and also up to his high standards.
He absolutely loved and adored his three Old English sheepdogs, Gus, Gracie, and Bo, they kept him laughing, constantly. He loved to hang out at the family business, Casey Transportation’s truck shop, with his sons, brothers, and friends who worked there. He had a great time working on and driving his 1970 Camaro Z-28. He loved to work on projects with his sons and his brothers and having fun with his wife and entire family.
Mark enjoyed shooting at his trap league, golfing, grilling, fishing, and drinking Miller Lite’s, and getting that cooler efficiently packed, just right.
Mark started his career at Springfield Electric on October 14, 1984. He started out as a truck driver, but it didn’t take much time for management to recognize Mark’s mechanical and electrical abilities, and he quickly moved through the ranks of warehouse, counter sales and eventually inside sales. As business steadily grew, Mark had made quite a reputation as an inside salesperson, so great, in fact, that he helped to develop the demand need for an additional outside sales position, which he assumed in 1993. From there, Mark helped to grow the construction team to what it is now.
Mark was the standard for excellent customer service. He has been the high standard for years, admired by all and not easily duplicated. He was given Outstanding Performance awards, many times over the years. He made many long-lasting friendships, and had mentored many, in the industry.
Mark was a very kind and humbled sole. He always tried to see the best in everyone and of every situation. He had a very even, calm demeanor, and never gave up on anything, without a solution.
Mark had a simple plan, that worked: Be honest, do your best, and be the path of least resistance. Follow that and success will come. He will be sorely missed by all, and has left a lasting legacy for his wife, children, and grandchildren.
Cremation rites have been accorded. A Memorial Visitation will be held from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm on Wednesday, November 15, 2023 at Mason Funeral Home Germantown Hills Chapel. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Burial of Ashes will be held at Oakwood Cemetery in Metamora, IL. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to an Educational Fund for his grandchildren at any CEFCU location. Online condolences at www.masonfuneralhomes.com.