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Rick Stelmaszek
October 8, 1948 - November 6, 2017
Minneapolis, Minnesota

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Posted by: Valenda Newell - Indianapolis, IN
Nov 13, 2017


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RIP Stelly


Posted by: sterling nolan - Cokato, MN
Nov 10, 2017


I played in a golf outing with Rick last year.Didn't know him but seemed like a great guy. Lots of great stories and a pretty good golfer.

Bob Belke


Posted by: Bob Belke - Huntley, IL
Nov 10, 2017


My heartfelt sympathy to the family on the passing of your love one please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss.
Ry


Posted by: A friend
Nov 10, 2017


Rick was a dedicated baseball man who always loved the game. Well respected. Rick was a member of the Pitch & Hit Club of Chicago.He would attend every January Baseball banquet the club held and always took a table in the far back corner and joined by his baseball group of friends.
Rick is up front now and always will be remembered for the love and dedication he brought to the game of baseball.
May God Bless Rick and will be missed.

Denny Backis
Past President
Pitch & Hit Club Of Chicago


Posted by: A friend
Nov 10, 2017


Rick was a dedicated baseball man who always loved the game. Well respected. Rick was member of the Pitch & Hit Club of Chicago.He would attend every January Baseball banquet the club held and always took a table in the far back corner and joined by his baseball group of friends.
Rick is up front now and always will be remembered for the love and dedication he brought to the game of baseball.
May God Bless Rick and will be missed.

Denny Backis
Past President
Pitch & Hit Club Of Chicago


Posted by: A friend
Nov 10, 2017


To Richard's family, sorry for your loss. Jeremiah 29:11 assures us that God is thinking thoughts of peace towards us, to give us a future and a hope, may that bring you comfort at this difficult time.


Posted by: A friend
Nov 10, 2017


Kathy and Michael, we are so sorry for your loss. Rick was such a great person, co-worker and friend. We were so fortunate to have known him. May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.


Posted by: Michelle & Jim Kahmann - Tequesta, FL - friend
Nov 09, 2017


Rick was a dedicated baseball man who always loved the game. Well respected. Rick was member of the Pitch & Hit Club of Chicago.He would attend every January Baseball banquet the club held and always took a table in the far back corner and joined by his baseball group of friends.
Rick is up front now and always will be remembered for the love he had and dedication he brought to baseball.
May God Bless Rick and will be missed.

Denny Backis
Past President
Pitch & Hit Club Of Chicago


Posted by: A friend
Nov 09, 2017


May the God of all peace bring comfort to the Stelmaszek family and friends at this difficult time.


Posted by: Carlotta
Nov 08, 2017


My deepest condolences to Kathy and Michael for your loss. Rick and I were former battery mates on he Luluch-Ogrizovich American Legion Post in South Chicago.
Manager Rome Pavich used to refer to Rick as "the kid" because he was about a year younger than most of the guys on the team. Everyone viewed Rick as a great teammate and believed Rick, at his young age had talent with a bright future in baseball. Rich proved all of us to be correct. He will be missed.

Joe "Jody" Jancaric


Posted by: A friend
Nov 08, 2017


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Posted by: Matthew McGuire - Cheshire, CT
Nov 08, 2017


Deepest sympathy to the Stelmaszek family. May God and your great memories help you through these tough days. Hugs and prayers to you all ....


Posted by: Jean & Scott Parker (Wroblewski) - Tinley Park, IL
Nov 08, 2017


Kathy and Michael my deepest condolences to you and your family. May God Bless you all and keep you in his heart.

The Stosich Family


Posted by: A friend
Nov 08, 2017


To the Stelmaszek Family:

I had the honor and privilege of knowing Rick for a brief time in fall '73 during winter league ball in Arizona. We met in Mesa at old Rendezvous Park and hit it off because we were both from Chicago. I took him as my guest to a Phoenix Roadrunners hockey game.

After that we lost contact all these years and I am saddened by his loss. I'm glad he achieved much success as a major league coach.

I'll cherish my memories of him.


Posted by: Dave Mann - Vernon Hills, IL
Nov 08, 2017


May God bless you and your family in this time of sorrow.


Posted by: - OH
Nov 08, 2017


Death leaves one overwhelmingly powerless. Kathy, I feel your pain. So sorry for your loss. God Bless You & Michael


Posted by: Barbara Iwinski Marciniak - Naperville, IL - friend
Nov 07, 2017


Kathy and Michael, our heartfelt condolences go out to you. Stelly was a great friend. Almost every day game at the Metrodome, it was just myself and him early in the morning about an hour before anyone else would show up. I will always cherish those times. He was always the same through good times and bad. He will truly be missed.


Posted by: Jim & Kristine Dunn - Fridley, MN
Nov 07, 2017


Kathy and Michael, the Czulno family in Texas Is so sorry for your loss. Rich and I were friends and neighbors for many years. He not only was a kind and caring individual but also a good friend. Rest In Peace, my friend!!!


Posted by: Michael & Linda Czulno - Ft Worth, TX
Nov 07, 2017



Posted by: Mike & lLinda Czulno - Ft Worth, TX
Nov 07, 2017


Former Major League catcher, who later made uniquely vital contributions during his long and distinguished coaching career. Rick was a tough, qualified, and beloved Baseball Man; a mentor to Champions. Rest In Peace.


Posted by: A friend
Nov 07, 2017


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Godspeed Rick, and thank you for sharing a part of your life with us.


Posted by: Harry Simpson - Buckeye, AZ
Nov 07, 2017


Rest in peace Richie. May God Bless Kathy, Michael and family during this time of grief.


Posted by: Sue Spretnjak-Baker - DYER, IN
Nov 07, 2017


We'll miss you !


Posted by: Adrian Barnette - Topeka, KS
Nov 07, 2017


My Condolences to Kathy, Michael and the entire Stelmaszek family. My thoughts and prayers are with you at such a difficult time. I've known Rich since grade school and being a neighbor. Always a great guy to talk with about neighborhood and sports.


Posted by: George Yekich - Winfield, IN
Nov 07, 2017


Rick was a great guy. Played ball with Rick back in 1968 for the old Fernwood Bruins. He was my Catcher. He had baseball in his blood. God bless and rest in peace Rick.


Posted by: BILL MOSER - GALENA, IL - acquaintance
Nov 07, 2017