Casimir Baczkiewicz, 1928-2021


Casimir John Baczkiewicz, 92, of La Porte, Ind., passed away Tuesday, July 20, 2021.

He was born Dec. 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.

He was also preceded in death by his parents and siblings, Stephanie Lindorf, Wanda Macalka, William Baczkiewicz and Steven W. Baczkiewicz.

Casimir is survived by his children, Cynthia Baczkiewicz Dye of Dallas-Fort Worth, Tex., Casimir Baczkiewicz, Jr., of Indianapolis, Judith (James) Kmiec of La Porte, Susan (William) Kunisch of Prescott Valley, Ariz., and Trish (Chris) Kosakowski of Michigan City; grandchildren, Jeremiah (Elizabeth) Dye, Rebecca, Rachel and Danielle Kmiec, and Madison Kunisch; step-grandchildren, Seth and Sam (Danielle) Kosakowski; and great-grandchildren, Eden, Zoe, Ezra, Ana and Noah Dye.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, July 23, at Frank L. Keszei Funeral Home, Essling Chapel, La Porte, 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, at Holy Family Parish, St. Joseph Church, 109 C St., La Porte, with Rev. Nate Edquist officiating. Burial will follow at Pine Lake Cemetery, La Porte. 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 Rd., La Porte, Ind. 46350 or to the donor’s choice.

Messages of condolence may be posted below.

2 Responses to “Casimir Baczkiewicz, 1928-2021”

  1. Judith Harmyk

    Jul 23. 2021

    Cas, you bring many wonderful memories. You brought up some great and loving children . I hope you enjoy your reunion with Irene. You will be missed here.
    Judy Harmyk

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  2. Shirl M Daniels

    Jul 24. 2021

    I am sorry to hear of your Father’s passing. You have my sincerest condolences.
    Shirl Meyer-Daniels

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