Charles Siedlecki

Charles C. "The Commander" Siedlecki

Friday, April 20th, 1923 - Tuesday, August 13th, 2019
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Charles C. Siedlecki, 96 years, August 13, 2019. Retired Commander Chicago Police Department, Veteran United States Navy - WWII. Beloved husband of more than 65 years to the late Celene McInerney Siedlecki. Devoted father of Charles C.P.D., retired (Maureen C.P.D., retired) Siedlecki and Patrick Siedlecki. Loving grandfather of Dr. Charles (Christine) Siedlecki, Thomas Siedlecki, and Theresa “Reese” Siedlecki. Cherished son of the late Casimir and the late Jadwiga Siedlecki. Dear Step-son of the late Emily Siedlecki. Dearest brother of the late John (late Cecilia) Siedlecki and the late Eugene (Norma) Siedlecki. Fond uncle of many nieces and nephews.

Member Elks Lodge No. 432. Member Chicago Police Captains Association, Member Exchange Club of Michigan City. Born and raised in Chicago, Illinois. Following his retirement from the Chicago Police Department, Dad moved to Long Beach, Indiana where he enjoyed life for more than 40 years. Dad had friends everywhere. He was a charmer. He will be sorely missed by his family, his comrades in law enforcement, his friends at the Northwest Athletic Club, Linda Cutter and the folks at Panera Bread, his pals at the Exchange Club and his many friends and neighbors in the Long Beach, Michigan City area. We wish to thank all those who have expressed their concern for him these last few months of his long, full life. The “Commander” will be missed. Special thanks to the staff at Brentwood Assisted Living and Dunes Hospice for providing such excellent care and comfort to Dad and the family.

Visitation will be held at the ROOT FUNERAL HOME, 312 E. 7th St., Michigan City, IN, on Sunday August 18, 2019 from 2 p.m to 6 p.m. A chapel prayer service will take place at 6 p.m. Following the services in Michigan City, Dad will be transported back to his roots in Chicago where a visitation will take place at McINERNEY CENTRAL CHAPEL, 4635 South Wallace Street, Chicago, IL on Monday, August 19, 2019, from 10 a.m. to 12 Noon. A private burial service will follow with military honors at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery, McInerney Family Lot, Alsip, IL.

Please visit CHARLES C. SIEDLECKI BOOK OF MEMORIES. To express your thoughts or memories in the online guest book, visit or Arrangements by Thomas McInerney’s Sons-Central Chapel. For information, (773) 268-0703.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, August 18th, 2019 | 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Sunday, August 18th, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm
    Root Funeral Home
    312 Eeast 7th Street
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Chapel Prayer Service on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, 6 p.m., at Root Funeral Home
  • Second Visitation

    Monday, August 19th, 2019 | 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Monday, August 19th, 2019 10:00am - 12:00pm
    4635 South Wallace Street
    CHICAGO, IL 60609
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Chapel Prayer Service on Sunday, Aug. 18, 2019, 6 p.m., at Root Funeral Home
  • Interment

    Holy Sepulchre Cemetery
    6001 W. 111th St.
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    A private burial service will follow with military honors by U.S. Navy. Charles will be laid to rest next to his wife Celene on the McInerney Family Lot. Section 3.


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Mary Frances Grote

Posted at 12:39pm
His LB neighbors will miss his cheerful hello and ever ready smile. Prayer and condolences to the family.
Mary Frances


Posted at 04:06pm
Dear chuck, such a great Man, Such a prince of a man , we will miss you so much .

Fr. Dan Brandt, CPD Chaplain

Posted at 03:55pm
Heartfelt and prayerful condolences from the Chicago Police Chaplains. Charles will be remembered at the Police Mass on Sunday, 25 AUG, 11:00 a.m. at Mercy Home - 1140 W. Jackson Blvd. In the meantime, may family and friends know the healing touch of our all-loving, all-merciful God! [Police Chaplains Ministry: or 312/738-7588]

Pauline McCoy

Posted at 03:44pm
We send our sincere condolences to the Siedlecki Family. Russ & Pauline

Heartfelt Sympathies Store

Posted at 12:22pm
With loving memories of "Charles Siedlecki", Norma Siedlecki and Family
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