Casimir "Casey" Chmiel
Richard J. Modell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Homer Glen
12641 W. 143rd St
Homer Glen, IL
Chmiel, Casimir "Casey"

Casimir "Casey" Chmiel, age 99 ½ years 'young'; longtime Southwest side resident. Beloved husband of 69 years to the late Evelyn. Loving Dad of Wayne (Donna) and the late Gary. Devoted grandfather of Ryan and Lisa (Matt) Powell, adoring great-grandfather of Ava Powell. Treasured uncle to many nieces and nephews; special and dear friend to many. Preceded in death by 5 brothers and sisters. Funeral Tuesday 9am from RICHARD J MODELL FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES to Our Lady of the Woods Church, Mass 10am. Entombment Resurrection Garden Mausoleum. Visitation Monday 3pm to 8pm. 708-301-3595 or for enhanced notice.

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Richard J. Modell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Homer Glen
12641 W. 143rd St, Homer Glen, IL
Richard J. Modell Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Homer Glen
12641 W. 143rd St, Homer Glen, IL
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Our Lady of the Woods Church
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My condolences to your family. I've been lucky to know Casey as a fellow resident at Smith Village. He always had a smile on his face and went out of his way to say hello to me, my mother, and the rest of my family when they came to visit. A great conversationalist, he would always talk and say hi to my brothers (non-Smith residents) when he saw them. He went out of his way to be kind always. I remember his mastery at jigsaw puzzles and he kept himself busy. He seemed much younger than his age!

With such a vibrant personality - he will really be missed here at Smith Village, he touched so many of us. We've all been fortunate to have known him. -Al Brown
Al Brown
November 23, 2021
Dear Chimel Family,
On behalf of the Slosar family in California, please accept our heartfelt condolences. As you all know, Casey and my dad became dear friends during their time at Smith Village. Having just seen you all for our dad's services, we are even more heartbroken that our dear Casey has now passed. Such a wonderful and charismatic man, Casey made the Village a better place. He loved being in the middle of the action and always made those around him smile. 99 and 1/2 is too short!~.
We will always have a special place in our hearts for him and we are so grateful to have met you through him.
I am sorry for your loss but hope you find comfort in the fact that he was here and living life to the fullest for so many years.
Paul, Darlynn, Shane and Sydney Slosar
Paul Slosar
November 22, 2021
I work at Smith Village, and Casey was always one of the kindest residents I knew. I will forever miss being serenaded with “My Way” in the elevator, lending him a hand with his famous puzzles, and hearing the familiar “Howdy do, darlin’!” as I walked past him in the halls. He was one resident that has definitely left a lasting impact on me because of his bright light of kindness. I am so glad to have known him, and I extend my deepest condolences to all who have also been lucky enough to have experienced that privilege.
Shannon O’Brien
November 22, 2021
We will miss your warm smile, Casey, and your great voice in the Chorale. Our sympathy to your family as well.
Marge Henry
November 21, 2021
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