Casey A. Leenheer, 78, of Branchville, N.J., died peacefully Monday, March 2, 2020, at Vitas Hospice in Longwood, Fla., with his family around him, after a three-year battle with cancer.
Born July 19, 1941, in Newton, N.J., Casey grew up in the Augusta section of Frankford Township and was a 1959 graduate of Newton High School. He continued to live in Frankford Township until he and his wife, Pat, started to travel in a motor home in 2007. In 2013, they decided to sell their home and live full-time in their RV. Doing that made it easy to visit family all over the U.S. and along the way see this beautiful country.
Casey served in the Navy from 1959 to 1962. He had his own trucking business, worked at Limestone Products, owned the Branchville 5 & 10, worked for Nils Ericson Excavating and at Panther Lake Campground. He retired in 2007.
Casey was a member of the Branchville Businessmen’s, a life member of the American Legion, and attended the First Presbyterian Church in Branchville. He was a member of the Good Sam’s Club, and the Family Motor Coach Association.
The son of the late Cornelius and Mildred Leenheer, Casey is survived by his wife of almost 59 years, Patricia Kopp Leenheer; his sons, Jeffrey Leenheer (Karen), of Cameron, Paul Leenheer (Miranda), of El Paso, Texas, Steven Leenheer (Connie), of Branchville, N.J., and Mark Leenheer, of Pinehurst; two sisters, Dona McMillen, of Lafayette, N.J. and Sharon Trent (Mack), of Pinebluff; 12 grandchildren; and 18 great-grandchildren.
He was predeceased by two grandchildren, Casey Leenheer II, and Ashton Potter.
A celebration of life service will be held in June.
Memorial donations may be made to the First Presbyterian Church of Branchville, P.O. Box 1, Branchville, NJ 07826 or made to the Blue Ridge Rescue Squad, P.O. Box 232, Branchville NJ 07826.
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