Casimir John Baczkiewicz, 92, of La Porte, Indiana passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021. He was born on December 7, 1928, to Walter and Jadwiga (Winnicki) Baczkiewicz.
Casimir was employed with the La Porte School Corporation. He was a member of Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Church in La Porte, where he was an Usher. He served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. Cas enjoyed fishing and playing pinochle in his retirement years. He absolutely loved making others laugh whenever the opportunity presented itself.
On April 28, 1956, Casimir married Irene Ziarnek who preceded him in death on March 3, 2010. Casimir is survived by his children, Cynthia Baczkiewicz Dye of Dallas Fort Worth, Texas, Casimir Baczkiewicz Jr., of Indianapolis, Judith (James) Kmiec of La Porte, Susan (William) Kunisch of Prescott Valley, Arizona, Trish (Chris) Kosakowski of Michigan City; grandchildren, Jeremiah (Elizabeth) Dye, Rebecca, Rachel and Danielle Kmiec, Madison Kunisch; step-grandchildren, Seth and Sam (Danielle) Kosakowski; and great-grandchildren, Eden, Zoe, Ezra, Ana and, Noah Dye.
He was preceded in death by his parents, and siblings, Stephanie Lindorf, Wanda Macalka, William Baczkiewicz, and Steven W. Baczkiewicz.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m., Friday, July 23, 2021, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, 1117 Indiana Avenue, La Porte, Indiana, where a Parish Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 24, 2021, at Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Church, 109 C. Street, La Porte, Indiana. Reverend Nate Edquist will officiate. Burial will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery. Family and friends may gather at 9 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home prior to the Mass.
Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW, 181 McClung Road, La Porte, Indiana 46350 or to the donor’s choice.
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