March 4th, 1927 – Saturday, May 8, 2010
Holy Trinity Catholic Church Winsted
Thursday March 13th, 2010
Casimir Joseph “Casey” Stifter, age 83 of Winsted, passed away Saturday May 8th, 2010, at St. Mary’s Senior Living Center in Winsted, with his family at his side.
Casey was born on March 4th, 1927, the son of Edward and Gisella (Windisch) Stifter in Winsted Twp., MN.
He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Mary Irene (Keefe) on June 25th, 1949, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, MN.
Casey grew up in Winsted graduating from Holy Trinity Catholic School. He then attended the University of Minnesota Agricultural School.
Casey served in the U.S. Army in the 6th Infantry division. He worked hard to provide for his family. He made sure to instill in his children the importance of family. In retirement he gave back to the earth by planting and caring for many hundreds of trees on his farm. Casey belonged to the American Legion, V.F.W. and the Knights of Columbus. He loved music, hiking and traveling. His grandchildren were the light of his life!
Casey is survived by his loving family: children, Steve (Ellen) Stifter of Winsted, Jim (Cathryn) Stifter of Winsted, Cathy (Doug) Telecky of Winsted, Patty (Kevin) Vergin of Montrose, Mary Jane (Gary Nelson) Reilein of Hutchinson, Ann Marie (Jeffery Kohler) Anderson of Winsted, Paul (Mary) Stifter of Silver Lake, Matthew (Fiancée Sandy Fiecke) Stifter of Howard Lake, grandchildren, Travis (Dana), Aaron (Tina), Meganne (Shaun), Lisa ( David), Melissa (Tony), Jolene, Jason (Laura), Damon (Julie), Chad, Rachel, Kimberly, Stephanie, Cassie, Shawna, Heather (Tom), Candice, Benjamin, Joe (Robin), Jessica, Joshua, great-grandchildren, Xander, Dylan, Allison, Miranda, Casey, MacKenzie, Hayden, Jack, Bryce, Ellie, Olivia, Landon, Keagan, Rileigh, Sophia, Tyler, Chance, Jaden-Ridge, Ethan, Ashton, Jacob, Ethan, Ava, brothers William (Alice) Stifter of Maryland, Edward (Audrey) Stifter of Farmington, Richard (Jane) Stifter of Robbinsdale, Linus (Mary) Stifter of Springfield, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Fr. Gerald Keefe of St. Paul, Dorothy (Bernie) Fasching of Bloomington, Evelyn Sexson of Weskan, KS and Angie Keefe of St. Paul, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends
Casey was preceded in death by his wife of 60 years Mary Irene, parents Edward and Gisella Stifter, nephew Michael Stifter, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law Gervase Keefe, Daniel Keefe, Iley Sexton, Helen Stifter, Dr. Jerome (1st spouse Dorothy, 2nd spouse Ellen) Keefe.
Casket Bearers are Aaron Stifter, Jason Telecky, Damon Thompson, Chad Vergin, Josh Stifter and Benjamin Stifter.
Mass of Christian Burial Thursday May 13th, 2010, at 10:30 AM Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted visitation 1 hr prior at the
Funeral Home and 4-7 PM Wednesday, with the Knights of Columbus reciting the Rosary at 5:45.
Chilson Funeral Chapel, Winsted (320-485 4447). Final Place of Rest Church Cemetery.