Date Of BirthJan-02-1987
Date of deathJan-29-2018
A memorial service to celebrate his life to follow at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018. St. Gall’s Catholic Church, 43W885 Hughes Rd., Elburn, IL, .
A memorial visitation will be on Saturday, February 3, 2018. held at St. Gall’s Catholic Church, 43W885 Hughes Rd., Elburn, IL, from 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Ian Casey, age 31 of St. Charles, passed away unexpectedly January 29, 2018, he will be loved and remembered forever. Ian was born on January 2, 1987, in Hinsdale, IL, to proud parents, Robert and Monica Casey. Growing up, Ian was the “Bug Boy”. He was always in the garden catching and watching new specimens. Ian’s favorites were moth cocoons, he proudly collected and displayed those cocoons all throughout his room. Ian also tried to raise his own butterflies by finding them in the middle of their chrysalis stage and watching them emerge into beautiful butterflies. Often he would collect praying mantis for his mom to protect her garden from any harmful bugs, nature’s organic bug spray. Because of the time Ian spent in the garden, he not only developed a love for insects, but he also developed a long lasting love for plants. Ian attended St. Charles North High School and continued his education at Southern Illinois University, graduating in 2010 with a degree in Plant Biology and Geographic Information Systems. Ian’s love for the outdoors led him into occupations that made nature not only a part of every day life, but the focus of his work. He was employed as a forester, horticulturist and a grower at a commercial scale greenhouse. Ian had many passions and hobbies including photography and playing soccer all throughout high school. He had received several awards for his skills on the soccer field. Ian’s success was due to his love for exercising on and off the field. He was always active, trekking along trails and going camping as often as he could. He also had some skills when it came to Magic: The Gathering, this was his favorite card game. Ian’s love for animals and insects was unmatched; he particularly loved his cat Chloe, his dog Cody, and the various fish, reptiles, and moths he had fostered over the years. He will be remembered forever by his family and friends for his inquisitive nature, goofy personality, knack for exploration and his playful sense of humor. Ian is survived by his loving parents, Bob and Monica; two brothers: Ryan and Jared and many aunts, uncles and cousins. He is preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Bob and Fran Casey; his maternal grandparents, Oliver and Evelyn David; as well as Uncle Tom Casey, Aunt Joanna Casey, and Uncle Mark David. A memorial visitation will be held at St. Gall’s Catholic Church, 43W885 Hughes Rd., Elburn, IL, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. with a memorial service to celebrate his life to follow at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, February 3, 2018. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Ian’s name. Checks may be made to the “Ian Casey Memorial” and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes may also be forwarded to the same address, the Conley Funeral Home Facebook Page, or at www.conleycare.com.