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 Roger Leonard “Casey Jones” Awsumb

Roger Leonard “Casey Jones” Awsumb

Birth
Saint Paul, Ramsey County, Minnesota, USA
Death 15 Jul 2002 (aged 74)
Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Mendota Heights, Dakota County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 7151893 · View Source
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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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  • Originally Created by: Steve Edquist ~In Memory Of Aaron & Scrappy~
  • Added: 5 Feb 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7151893
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roger Leonard “Casey Jones” Awsumb (10 Jul 1928–15 Jul 2002), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7151893, citing Acacia Park Cemetery, Mendota Heights, Dakota County, Minnesota, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .