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Roger Leonard "Casey Jones" Awsumb
Birth: Jul. 10, 1928
Saint Paul
Ramsey County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Jul. 15, 2002
Brainerd
Crow Wing County
Minnesota, USA

Minneapolis, Minnesota area Television Personality. He portrayed a railroad enigineer, dressed in a pin-striped jacket, cap, and overalls, with a red 'kerchief' around his neck, and called himself "your old buddy, Casey Jones" (named after a real life railroad engineer). He entertained children from 1954 until late 1972 at noon on weekdays. During the half hour show he entertained the children with cartoons, birthday greetings, and silly comedy bits. The show was called "Lunch With Casey" and the noon time show was one of the most popular children's shows on television. There were 8,000 shows over the 18 years it was on television. In 2001 Roger was inducted into the Minnesota Broadcasting Hall of Fame. (bio by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~) 
 
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 Parents:
  Ardin I. Awsumb (1887 - 1969)
  Petra C. Awsumb (1887 - 1965)

Cause of death: Heart failure
 
Burial:
Acacia Park Cemetery
Mendota Heights
Dakota County
Minnesota, USA
 
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Originally Created by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory...
Record added: Feb 05, 2003
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Roger Leonard Casey Jones Awsumb
Added by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
 
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