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Age 67

Date of Death May 12, 2013

Place of Death Kalamazoo, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Robert Nystrom officiating.
Interment will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery at a later date.


Obituary Notice

Mr. Kasimir “Casey” Melnyk, age 67, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully in Kalamazoo, MI. on Sunday, May 12, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on November 4, 1945 in Mitterteich, Germany, the son of Nikolaj and Anna (Katschmar) Melnyk. The family immigrated to Chicago in 1956.
In 1959 the family moved to Marinette, Wisconsin where they bought a dairy farm. He was drafted into the US Army in 1966 and volunteered for service in Vietnam. He was wounded twice during his tour and received two Purple Hearts for his bravery. He was employed since 1976 for General Motors at Hydro Matic Corp., later American Axle, before retiring.
On January 25, 1969 Casey was united in marriage to the love of his life, Mary (Faucett) Melnyk. Together they raised two children, Daniel (Teri) Melnyk, of Constantine, MI., and Sarah (Evan) Erskine, of Hamlake, MN.; two grandchildren, Kasey and Hannah. Along with his wife, children and grandchildren he is survived by one sister Sophie Glab, of Chicago, IL., three brothers, Roman (Anna) Melnyk, of Chicago, Walter Melnyk, Racine, WI., and John (Barbara) Melnyk, of Oscoda, MI. Several nieces and nephews and extended family.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Casey was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law, Stanley, and Mary Mudry.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials may be donated to the Heartland Hospice of Kalamazoo 8075 Creekside Drive, Suite #120, Portage, MI. 49024. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home; P.O. Box 1018; Three Rivers, MI 49093 in care of arrangements.



Condolence Messages(10)
Uncle Casey was my hero. He was an incredible husband, father and grandfather. He was America's finest serving in Vietnam. But most of all, he was an extraordinary person never to be forgotten. My love, thoughts and prayers to my dear Aunt and cousins.

Kelly gave their condolences on 5/14/2013 at 11:40 AM


We are sorry about your loss.you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

gene and mary vanderaa gave their condolences on 5/14/2013 at 4:25 PM


we are so sorry about casey. He was a great guy and we were so glad we got to see him this past summer at sharon and porky's. we love you all!

Tonya Putnam gave their condolences on 5/14/2013 at 5:10 PM


So thankful for all the years I was able to call him Dad. I have many wonderful memories. He was the BEST Papa ever and loved my girl(Kasey) with all his heart. This is such a huge loss for our family. We will always talk about him and keep the memories alive. What a Blessing he leaves us with peace in our hearts knowing that he was a believer. We can rejoice in knowing he is in Heaven with our Lord. We love you Papa and will miss you everyday. Looking forward to the day when we WILL see you again.

Lesa Bueche gave their condolences on 5/14/2013 at 9:14 PM


Mary, we are so sorry on the loss of Casey, he will be greatly missed. He was a great co-worker neighbor and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. Much love!!

Roger & Lisa gave their condolences on 5/14/2013 at 11:45 PM


My deepest sympathy Mary, Dan, Sara, Terri, Kasey, Hannah and family for the loss of your wonderful husband, father, & papa. I had great respect for Casey and I know his family was so important to him. May all of your wonderful memories console you at this time. Thinking of all of you. Pat

Patricia Laing Ryan gave their condolences on 5/15/2013 at 8:54 AM


I love you Uncle Casey! I know you are in peace in Heaven and will see you again!

Lisa Carter gave their condolences on 5/15/2013 at 3:04 PM


Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of Casey, husband, father, grandfather. His passing will be a great loss to all who knew him. Bob and I will miss him. With deepest sympathy, Nancy and Bob

Nancy Wittl gave their condolences on 5/15/2013 at 6:14 PM


We are sorry for your family's loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Chris & Jim Bryant gave their condolences on 5/16/2013 at 1:15 PM


Please accept our deepest condolences.

Tom and Joyce Ross gave their condolences on 5/16/2013 at 7:53 PM

Age 67

Date of Death May 12, 2013

Place of Death Kalamazoo, Michigan

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, May 15, 2013 at the Hohner Funeral Home.
Funeral Services will be held 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the First United Methodist Church with Pastor Robert Nystrom officiating.
Interment will be held at Fort Custer National Cemetery at a later date.


Obituary Notice

Mr. Kasimir “Casey” Melnyk, age 67, of Three Rivers, passed away peacefully in Kalamazoo, MI. on Sunday, May 12, 2013 after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born on November 4, 1945 in Mitterteich, Germany, the son of Nikolaj and Anna (Katschmar) Melnyk. The family immigrated to Chicago in 1956.
In 1959 the family moved to Marinette, Wisconsin where they bought a dairy farm. He was drafted into the US Army in 1966 and volunteered for service in Vietnam. He was wounded twice during his tour and received two Purple Hearts for his bravery. He was employed since 1976 for General Motors at Hydro Matic Corp., later American Axle, before retiring.
On January 25, 1969 Casey was united in marriage to the love of his life, Mary (Faucett) Melnyk. Together they raised two children, Daniel (Teri) Melnyk, of Constantine, MI., and Sarah (Evan) Erskine, of Hamlake, MN.; two grandchildren, Kasey and Hannah. Along with his wife, children and grandchildren he is survived by one sister Sophie Glab, of Chicago, IL., three brothers, Roman (Anna) Melnyk, of Chicago, Walter Melnyk, Racine, WI., and John (Barbara) Melnyk, of Oscoda, MI. Several nieces and nephews and extended family.
He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his family.
Casey was preceded in death by his parents, brother-in-law, Stanley, and Mary Mudry.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Memorials may be donated to the Heartland Hospice of Kalamazoo 8075 Creekside Drive, Suite #120, Portage, MI. 49024. Envelopes available at Hohner Funeral Home; P.O. Box 1018; Three Rivers, MI 49093 in care of arrangements.


Condolence Messages(10)
Uncle Casey was my hero. He was an incredible husband, father and grandfather. He was America's finest serving in Vietnam. But most of all, he was an extraordinary person never to be forgotten. My love, thoughts and prayers to my dear Aunt and cousins.

Kelly gave their condolences on 5/14/2013 at 11:40 AM


We are sorry about your loss.you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers

gene and mary vanderaa gave their condolences on 5/14/2013 at 4:25 PM


we are so sorry about casey. He was a great guy and we were so glad we got to see him this past summer at sharon and porky's. we love you all!

Tonya Putnam gave their condolences on 5/14/2013 at 5:10 PM


So thankful for all the years I was able to call him Dad. I have many wonderful memories. He was the BEST Papa ever and loved my girl(Kasey) with all his heart. This is such a huge loss for our family. We will always talk about him and keep the memories alive. What a Blessing he leaves us with peace in our hearts knowing that he was a believer. We can rejoice in knowing he is in Heaven with our Lord. We love you Papa and will miss you everyday. Looking forward to the day when we WILL see you again.

Lesa Bueche gave their condolences on 5/14/2013 at 9:14 PM


Mary, we are so sorry on the loss of Casey, he will be greatly missed. He was a great co-worker neighbor and friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family in this difficult time. Much love!!

Roger & Lisa gave their condolences on 5/14/2013 at 11:45 PM


My deepest sympathy Mary, Dan, Sara, Terri, Kasey, Hannah and family for the loss of your wonderful husband, father, & papa. I had great respect for Casey and I know his family was so important to him. May all of your wonderful memories console you at this time. Thinking of all of you. Pat

Patricia Laing Ryan gave their condolences on 5/15/2013 at 8:54 AM


I love you Uncle Casey! I know you are in peace in Heaven and will see you again!

Lisa Carter gave their condolences on 5/15/2013 at 3:04 PM


Please accept our deepest sympathy on the loss of Casey, husband, father, grandfather. His passing will be a great loss to all who knew him. Bob and I will miss him. With deepest sympathy, Nancy and Bob

Nancy Wittl gave their condolences on 5/15/2013 at 6:14 PM


We are sorry for your family's loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

Chris & Jim Bryant gave their condolences on 5/16/2013 at 1:15 PM


Please accept our deepest condolences.

Tom and Joyce Ross gave their condolences on 5/16/2013 at 7:53 PM