Terry “Joe” Kasson, age 83, of Wilsonville, NE, passed away at his home on Wednesday, April 13, 2022. He was born in Norcatur, KS on April 15, 1938, to Wayne and Bernice (Ankenman) Kasson. Joe attended the Wilsonville schools and graduated high school in 1956. He continued his education at Kearney State Teachers College for one year, then graduated with an Associate degree the next year from McCook Community College.
On December 18, 1960, Joe was united in marriage to Alice Macy at the Presbyterian Church in Danbury. The couple celebrated 61 years of marriage. On March 21,1961, Joe was inducted into the United States Army and after basic training, was stationed in Germany. Alice was able to join him in Germany while he was stationed there. Joe was honorably discharged from the Army in March of 1964 and continued to serve in the U. S. Army Reserves until March of 1967.
Joe farmed with his father for 40 years near Wilsonville. He was active in the Wilsonville Baptist-Christian Church serving as Moderator and Deacon. He was also a member of the Lions Club, Cattleman’s Association, the VFW and served on the Wilsonville School Board.
Joe enjoyed dirt track racing. He raced in the 50’s, then took an hiatus while his children grew and graduated. In the 80’s through the 2000’s, he returned to racing. He was supportive of his children’s activities and enjoyed working on the farm with them and Alice. Joe was a friend to all, enjoying meeting and learning about new people in and around Wilsonville. He and Alice enjoyed traveling, beginning with their time in Germany and Europe, but, also, visiting Branson, both coasts, Texas, and Alaska.
Proceeding him in death were his parents, Wayne and Bernice, and sister, Barbara (LeRoy) Hyke.
Joe is survived by his wife, Alice, of Wilsonville; daughter, Lisa (Marc) Bauer of Hawley, MN; two sons, Gregg (Karen) Kasson of Henderson, NV., Kirk (Kim) Kasson of Almena, KS.; four grandchildren, Ellie Bauer, the Bronx, NY., Will Bauer, Lincoln, NE., Macy (Kat) Kasson, Phoenix, AZ., Micah (Carter) Leibbrandt, Hays, KS; sister, Mary (Larry) Alexander, of Cambridge, NE.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, April18, 2022, 10:00 AM at the Baptist-Christian Church in Wilsonville, NE with Pastor Keith Theobald and Dr. Kirk Kasson officiating. Interment will be in the Wilsonville Cemetery with Military Honors. Friends may leave on-line condolences at lockenourfh.com. Memorials to the Wilsonville Baptist-Christian Church may be left in Joe’s name at Lockenour-Jones Mortuary of Cambridge. Lockenour-Jones Mortuary is entrusted with arrangements.