Rev. Wilbur McCasky, 88, of Crescent City passed away on Sunday, October 3, 2021 at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth. He was born on September 5, 1933 in Toluca, the son of Albert A. and Hilda A. (Henn) McCasky and they preceded him in death. Wilbur married Carolyn M. Scheer in Greene, Iowa on September 7, 1957 and she preceded him in death on November 13, 2012.
Surviving are two daughters, Cristin (Adam) Johnson of Ridgway, CO and Leanne Schroeder (Tim Winchester) of Englewood, FL; one son, Tim McCasky of Crescent City; one sister in law, Susan Melby of Plover, WI; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by four brothers and one son, Jon McCasky.
Rev. McCasky was a member of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Crescent City where he was an active leader. He was a former minister in Castleton at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church for six years, then minister at St. John's Lutheran Church at Schwer for twenty years, and then was the minister at Trinity Lutheran Church in Shumway for four years. He received his Masters of Divinity through Wartburg Theological Seminary in Dubuque, IA. He served as Chaplain at Prairieview Lutheran Home in Danforth. Rev. McCasky was a true gentleman and scholar who loved history and was an avid model railroader. Rev. McCasky loved his family, which also extended to his church and community. He started "Bring Your Own Mug" Coffee Hour at the Crescent City Community Center, which also performed several community service projects.
Funeral services for Rev. McCasky will be held Thursday, October 7, 2021 at St. John's Lutheran Church at Schwer with Rev. James Lehmann, Rev. Steve Jensen, and Rev. Joel Brown officiating. Visitation will be two hours prior at the church from 1:00 p.m. until the 3:00 p.m. funeral service. Burial will be held at St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Toluca.
Memorials may be made to Prairieview Lutheran Home of Danforth or St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Crescent City.
Arrangements are by the Knapp Funeral Home in Watseka.
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