Joseph “Frank” Casias returned to this heavenly home on Sunday morning, June 22, 2014.
Frank, as he is more commonly known, was born August 26, 1942 to Max and Candelaria Casias in Antonito, Colorado.
He was educated in Rupert, Idaho and graduated from Minco High School in 1960. After graduation he went to work for Simplot Food in Heyburn, Idaho. He worked there from 1960 to 1975, learning the plant from the ground up.
In 1961 Frank married Linda Goold. To this union was born three children, Frank Jr., Catrina and Christopher. They were later divorced.
In September of 1975 he went to work for McDonald’s Corp. with his office at Lamb Weston in American Falls, Idaho.
In October of 1976 he married Glenna Keith and gained two more daughters, Brenda and Linda.
In addition to working for McDonald’s, Frank and Glenna owned and operated the Chuck Wagon Cafe and Hi-Way Market in Aberdeen. They sold both businesses and moved to Naperville, Illinois in 1985, where Frank was put in the position of McDonald’s International. He traveled to over 80 countries with his career with them.
In 1997 he went to work for McCain’s Foods, where he worked as their potato consultant, until he retired in 2002.
Frank and Glenna built a beautiful home and the shop of his dreams just outside of Aberdeen when they moved back in 2001.
In his retirement years, he enjoyed spending time with family and friends camping in Mackay, Idaho. He enjoyed many years fishing and riding his 4-wheeler over the beautiful mountain trails. He drove his boat around the Mackay Reservoir many hours, while his father-in-law, Glen Anderson, drowned many worms. He could cook a mean breakfast for his rather large family, who enjoyed many a weekend camping trip with him. In the fall, he would go elk hunting in Soda Springs with his Nugent family and then deer hunting with his Palmer family in Rockland. He was the chief cook and camp tender. Not a better meal was had at any hunting camp.
Frank was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He was so proud when he became a member in 2013. He enjoyed studying the Bible and The Book of Mormon. His faith in God was strong.
Frank is survived by his wife of 38 years, Glenna Casias; his children, Frank (Karen) Casias Jr., Catrina (Gary) Chapple, Christopher (Tifffany) Casias, Brenda (Darrell) Palmer and Linda Beck; mother-in-law, Velma Anderson; sisters, Mercy Grover and Carol (Ed) Perscy; 11 grandchildren; and seven great grandchildren.
Preceding him in death are his parents, Max and Cindy Casias; brother, Max Casias Jr.; sisters, Elena Carpenter and Caron Moore; and father-in-law, Glen Anderson.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at the Aberdeen 2nd Ward LDS Church, 149 West Central Street in Aberdeen. Family will meet with friends and relatives from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at Hawker Funeral Home, 132 South Shilling Avenue in Blackfoot and for one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will follow the services at the Aberdeen Cemetery. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.hawkerfuneralhome.com.
The family would like to thank Access Home Care and Hospice for the loving care they gave Frank before his passing.