Kuiper Funeral Home

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James Robert Casko

October 2, 1951February 5, 2020

James Robert Casko was born October 2, 1951 to Daniel and Donna Casko. James passed away February 5, 2020 peacefully at home. He is survived by his two daughters Stephanie Roberts and Jamie (Randy) Daniel; as well as his two grandsons, Adrian and Andrew Roberts and two brothers, Joseph and Daniel Casko.

James was a member of the Moose Lodge, Labor Union Local 81, and Italian Caesar's Sons and Daughters of America. His passions included sports, politics, and most importantly, his faith in God. James was a beloved coach for youth basketball and soccer, as well as an Army Veteran and an active member of the Assembly of God Church. He graduated from Gary Wirt High School in 1970 and attended Emerson School in Gary, Indiana. A Service will be on Saturday, February 15, 2020 at 9:30AM at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery Chapel in Crown Point, IN. Kuiper Funeral Home Highland, IN is entrusted with the arrangements.


  • Graveside Service Saturday, February 15, 2020


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Terry Waggoner-Rumsey

February 16, 2020

To Jimmy's family, my sincerest condolences. Jimmy was such a sweet guy when I knew him years ago. It sounds like he lived a wonderful life. I thank him for his service to our country. God Speed and may he rest in peace. God Bless you Jimmy.

Kit Bryan

February 12, 2020

It has been many years that we "boys" have been together but I have many fond memories of our experiences. Having just lost Little Brother Babe I know how hard it is for you, Danny and Joe as big brothers to carry this grief. I think of Babe every day as I am sure you will Little Brother Jimmy. Sorry for your loss and hope you can find comfort remembering all the good times shared.
Kit (Paula) Bryan.

Joseph Kasper

February 11, 2020

Jim was always a friend. He had many ideas about making things better in life. He had a strong will and was very opinionated. His struggles later in life slowed him down but he was a determined individual. He will be missed .

Sherry (Eisenstein) Gaynes

February 11, 2020

I am saddened to hear of Jimmy’s passing. I know he will be missed. A sweet soul, Jimmy had a way of smiling—almost demurring—with his head slightly tilted and her eyes twinkling that made me always burst into smile in return. I can see him vividly as I write this, and I haven’t actually seen him in over forty some-odd years. Jimmy had a gift of being able to make a person feel special.
I send my condolences to Joe and to his daughters and the rest of his loved ones.

Linda and John Korbar(Casko)

February 9, 2020

Jim was my cousin He was always there at every function the family had and was family orientated. May he Rest In Peace ! Till we meet again Love your cousin Linda snd John ♥️❤️♥️❤️

Greg Dalton

February 9, 2020

Jim came down to Columbus, Indiana a few times and stayed with me at my apartment. He was enrolled at a training school in Edinburgh and would be off on the weekends. We had some late night conversations about everything from religion to goal setting and so forth. He was such a good soul and I always enjoyed his peaceful way. I had not seen him in a long time but often thought of how nice he was to me. Joe and Mary, I am so sorry for your loss but will have our memories to cherish always. God bless, Jim and we will meet again on God's golden shores. Greg D. Port Charlotte, FL