9 a.m. until 11a.m. Friday, January 27, 2023 at
First Presbyterian Church, Lincoln
11 a.m. Friday at the church
Funeral home: Holland Barry & Bennett Funeral
Julius J. Kasa, 92, of Lincoln,
passed away on January 19, 2023 at St. Clara’s Manor
and Rehab Center.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until 11a.m. Friday,
January 27, 2023 at First Presbyterian Church,
Lincoln. Funeral services will follow at 11 a.m.
with Adam Quine officiating. Burial will be in New
Union Cemetery, Lincoln. Holland Barry & Bennett
Funeral Home is assisting the family.
Julius was born April 11, 1930 in Springfield to
Julius and Mary (Dudas) Kasa. He married R. Marilyn
Varvil on August 8, 1954.
Julius graduated from Lanphier High School and
Western Illinois University. He received a master’s
degree from Sangamon State University. Julius served
in the U.S. Army at Camp Chaffee, Arkansas. He moved
back to Springfield in 1955. He began his teaching
career at the junior high in Petersburg where he
taught for two years. He then taught at Ridgely
Elementary School in Springfield until his
retirement in 1985. During the summer months and
after retirement, he gardened and operated Kasa’s
He was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his
wife Marilyn; sons Stephen Kasa of Lincoln and Paul (Julie) Kasa of Lincoln;
grandchildren Michael (Courtney Clark) Kasa, Rachel (Ryan) Shershen, and Rebecca
Kasa; great-grandchildren Alexander Shershen and Evelynne Shershen; sister Mary
Ann (Wes) Stephens, niece Cara Michalek, and nephew Jeff Jagielski.
Julius was known for his generosity and compassion. His joys included his
family, gardening, conversation, and following the sporting exploits of the
Fighting Illini and the Chicago White Sox. He participated in Gideon’s
International and was a member of First Presbyterian Church where he served as
Memorial contributions may be made to First Presbyterian Church, Lincoln and the
Lincoln Logan Food Pantry.
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