Mary Jean "Jeanne" Bodnar

August 3, 1936 ~ January 7, 2024 (age 87) 87 Years Old

Mary Bodnar Obituary

Mary Jean “Jeanne” Bodnar, 87 of the East Side of Chicago, formerly of Whiting, passed away peacefully on Sunday, January 7, 2024 at St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago. She was the beloved daughter of the late John Bodnar and Anna Baran Bodnar and was preceded in death by her sister Monica (late Robert) Jacobs. Cherished aunt of Judy (Carol Smith) Jacobs, Debra Jacobs and Robert (Joyce) Jacobs; dearest great aunt of Erin (Taylor) Warren and Megan (Faren) LeJeune; dear great, great aunt of Reed and Neely June VanWinkle and Oliver B. Warren.

Private graveside services were held on Friday, January 26, 2024 at St. Mary Cemetery, Hammond. There was no visitation. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th St., Whiting. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on-line at

Jeanne Bodnar was born on August 3, 1936 in Whiting, Indiana and was a graduate of Whiting High School, Class of 1954. She was a member of St. Mary’s Assumption Byzantine Catholic Church, Whiting, the Greek Catholic Union and was a retiree of the Hammond News Agency. She enjoyed bingo, bowling, the Bears and the Cubs and watching figure skating on TV. Devoted to her family, Jeanne will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved her. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the American Cancer Society, 1 East Wacker Drive, Chicago, IL 60601, would be appreciated. 

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Private graveside services were held.
January 26, 2024

St. Mary Cemetery
6835 Alexander Ave.
Hammond, IN 46323

No Visitation


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