Carter Casey, 17, Breckenridge, MN passed away on Friday, July 14, 2017 at his residence under the care of his family and CHI Health at Home-Hospice. Funeral services will be on Thursday, July 20, at Noon at the Breckenridge High School, Breckenridge, MN with Father Joe Backowski officiating. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 5 PM to 8 PM with a prayer vigil at 6 PM at the Breckenridge High School. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Interment will be at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery, Breckenridge, MN. Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton, ND.
Carter was born on July 5, 2000 at Breckenridge, MN to Carl and Shanna (Selken) Casey. He grew up in Breckenridge and was in the Breckenridge High School Class of 2018. He was involved in football, golf, and especially hockey with the BW Blades and was signed to a one day contract with the Minnesota Wild on March 5, 2017.
Carter was a young man with a mischievous smile who liked all kinds of hunting and spending time at the lake fishing, tubing and going on the pontoon. Family and friends were the top priority for Carter and most of the time he was more concerned for their wellbeing than his own. Throughout his battle he was in control of the things that he could be in control of. But, when it came to the things that he couldn’t control, he was a courageous young man who realized that it did no good to get mad and to let the higher power be in control and that he was never fighting alone. This is a lesson that he taught to all that knew him and loved him.
Carter will be missed by those who loved him including his mother, Shanna (fiancé, John “JR” Kries) Casey, Breckenridge, MN; his father, Carl (special friend, Cheryl Meyer) Casey, Breckenridge, MN, his siblings, Justin (fiancée, Kayla Treick) Engen, and Leah Kries; his girlfriend, Sicily Malme; his maternal grandparents, Jim and Karen Selken, Wahpeton, ND; his paternal grandparents, Ed and Carol Casey, Otter Tail Lake, MN; his aunts and uncles, Mike Casey, Pat (fiancée, Karla Halstenson) Casey, Fran (Jason) Ask, Andrew (Sarah) Casey, Heather (Matt) Leon, Aaron (Amber) Selken; and cousins, Jayden Koziol, Katelyn and Emily Ask, Camden, Olivia, and Ava Casey, Alix Whittle, Jake Whittle, and Jim Leon.
He was preceded in death by both his maternal and paternal great-grandparents.
Carter's Memorial Folder