Thomas Casimir Wisniewski Sr.

September 22, 1939January 4, 2023
Obituary of Thomas Casimir Wisniewski Sr.
In Elgin, on January 4, 2023, we lost our dad, granddad, brother, uncle, and friend, our Tom. Born in Chicago, formerly of Dundee, IL and most recently of Bonita Springs, FL, Tom lived a great life of 83 years. Always a hard worker, he was a member of the Elk Grove Village Fire Department for 26 years, serving as a firefighter/paramedic and arson investigator. He was also a proud pressman for many years, installed windows, sold hardware, managed a McDonalds and was a part owner of a food truck! All these jobs, always to provide the best for his family and enjoy serving people. But the job he loved most was being Captain Tom, owner and operator of Casana Lake Michigan Charters — aka “The Charlie.” Tom loved people, and people loved Tom. Neighbor kids would bring him broken toys to fix. He was a great babysitter, and loved attending kid and grandkid events. He enjoyed his time serving as an usher at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Dundee, IL. He was a proud life member of the Taylor Rod-n-Gun Club in Taylor, WI. His favorite job working at the club was calling ChuckOLuck numbers. His Wisconsin family showed him the thrill of being a Green Bay Packer fan, and he loved the family tradition of trading “IT’S A GREAT DAY FOR AMERICA” texts after each Packer win. Tom leaves behind a beautiful family: sons, Paul Wisniewski (Carol Johnson-Wisniewski) and David Wisniewski; daughter, Lisa (Eric) Hopp; grandchildren: Nicole Wisniewski, Daniel (Chelsea) Wisniewski, Jacob Johnson, Rachael Hopp and Madelyn Hopp; and great-granddaughter, Cyra Bolterman. He will be missed by his dear sister, Barbara McGrath, and nephew, John Charles McGrath. Tom also hated to leave behind his companion of nine years and favorite dance partner, Anita Smith. We find joy, however, in knowing that Tom is reunited with his cherished wife of 42 years, Donna Wisniewski, nee Dugan; and his parents, Ann, nee Mikrut and Casimir Wisniewski. Tom lived a rich life and would want blessings to be shared. But he hated a fuss, so his services and burial will be private. Our family requests that any Memorial Gifts be given in Tom’s name to: American Cancer Society or the American Red Cross Our hearts are broken. But we laugh — we know Tom would have had just the right tools to fix those, too. He would’ve liked that. Love ya Pop!

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