Casey, Nellie B., Saginaw Township, Michigan

Loving aunt and friend passed away Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at the Cartwright Hospice Residence. Age 97 years. Daughter of the late Edward and Kazuni (Smigelski) Leidich, Nellie was born April 8, 1916 in Saginaw, Michigan and had been a lifelong resident. She was married to Lloyd D. Casey on April 2, 1948. He predeceased her on October 31, 1987. Nellie had been employed by Lufkin Rule until 1981. She was a charter member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and its choir. Nellie was also a volunteer at St. Mary’s of Michigan Medical Center, Saginaw Community Hospital and St. Francis Home. Surviving are several nieces and nephews. Nellie was preceded in death by three sisters and three brothers, Ann Schueler, Helen Driest, Mary Mertz, Willie, Frank and Edward Leidich. Funeral Liturgy will take place on Tuesday, August 27, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church, 4735 W. Michigan, Saginaw. Rev. Fr. Randy Kelly will officiate with burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Monday from 4:00-8:00 p.m. and on Tuesday at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church from 9:30 a.m. until time of Mass. A Vigil Service will take place at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Emmaus House or St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.