Thomas Kasnicka

Thomas Edward Kasnicka, 85, a resident of Brookfield for 62 years, died peacefully at home on Dec. 19, 2022.

Mr. Kasnicka was born in Chicago on Oct. 13, 1937, the son of Edward and Lillian Kasnicka, who preceded him in death. He graduated from Morton High School in 1955.

He was a member of the Carpenters Local Union 54 for 67 years and worked for Woodwork Corporation of America for most of his career. 

Mr. Kasnicka joined the Boy Scouts of America in 1971 and was a volunteer for 51 years. He received many awards including the Silver Beaver Award. He was a Vigil Honor Member in the Order of the Arrow.

He was also a member of St. Barbara Church, where he was an usher for 60 years.

Mr. Kasnicka was the husband of Carol (nee Brunke) for 63 years; the father of Kurt (Cindy) Kasnicka, Laura (Blair) Frieberg and Kym Geissler; the grandfather of Jennifer (Ryan) Ramshaw, Melissa (Benjamin) Brondos, Paige Geissler and Alexa Geissler; the brother of Marion (Daniel) Motykie, Richard (Karla) Kasnicka, James Kasnicka and Jeffrey Kasnicka; the brother-in-law of Anita Brunke and the late Raymond; the uncle and great uncle of many nieces and nephews; and a friend to all.

Visitation is Wednesday, Dec. 21 from 3 to 8 p.m. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St., Brookfield. The Order of the Arrow will hold the Broken Arrow Ceremony at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue on Thursday, Dec. 22, from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the funeral home with a funeral Mass at 10 a.m. at St. Barbara Church, 4008 Prairie Ave., Brookfield. Interment is at Chapel Hill Gardens West, Oakbrook Terrace.

Send sympathy cards to Hitzeman Funeral Home, 9445 31st St., Brookfield, 60513, c/o the Thomas Edward Kasnicka family.