Casimer J. Lechtanski

Sept. 3, 1922 - Dec. 7, 2013
SOUTH BEND - Casimer J. Lechtanski, 91, of South Bend, Indiana, passed away Saturday morning, December 7, 2013, surrounded by his loving family in his home. Casimer was born on September 3, 1922, in South Bend, to Anthony L. and Cecelia (Zielinski) Lechtanski, and was a lifelong resident. He retired in 1984 after 37 years of employment with Sears Roebuck and Company. On September 18, 1948, in St. Patrick Church, he married Marjorie Bauer, who survives. Other survivors include his daughter, Susan (Michael) Kletka of South Bend, Indiana; three grandchildren, Amanda (Todd) Fruth, Sarah (Laszlo) Hunyadi and Matthew Kletka; five great-grandchildren, Makayla, Aubrie, Aiden, Maxton and Isaac Fruth; one sister-in-law, Mary (Olen) Wesner of South Bend, Indiana; one brother-in-law, Robert (Mary) Bauer of San Diego, California; and numerous nieces and nephews. Casimer was preceded in death by five sisters, Martha Hoffman, Josephine Roberts, Helen Meszaros, Clara Czosnowski and Cassie Jozwiak; and six brothers, Steve, Anthony, Michael, Joseph, Stanley and Frank Lechtanski. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. Saturday, December 14, 2013, in Christ the King Catholic Church. Burial will follow at Highland Cemetery. Friends may call from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday in the church. Casimer was a member of Christ the King Parish. He was a WW II Army veteran and was awarded a Bronze Star Medal. Casimer enjoyed his many years of customer service and sales at Sears. He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed babysitting them. He loved to travel, especially to Siesta Key, Florida. He enjoyed dancing "Guys and Dolls." He loved the outdoors, nature, his garden, and his home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Christ the King Church or to The Center for Hospice Care. The family wishes to thank Dr. Andrew Fiedler and his staff, all the wonderful girls at Memorial Hospital's 3rd Floor Heart and Vascular Center, and Susan, MaryAnn and Lyndell with Service 1 for all their loving care. Kaniewski Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. To send online condolences, please visit Kaniewski.com.

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Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 11, 2013