Paul J. Banik

January 13, 1938 ~ November 22, 2023 (age 85) 85 Years Old

Paul Banik Obituary

Paul J. Banik, 85 of Whiting, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 22, 2023 at St. Catherine Hospital, East Chicago. Beloved father of Julie (Don) Pope and Shelley Banik; cherished grandfather of Tiffany (Jason) Garcia, Donald Pope, Sonny Banik and Jimmy Banik; proud great grandpa of Dylan; dear brother of Dolores Levine and the late Ben, Mike, Albert and George Banik, Marie Jamrosz, Alice Hokensen and Linda Szanyi; many nieces and nephews.

Interment of Paul’s cremains will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, Elwood, Illinois. There is no visitation or services.  Arrangements have been entrusted to the Baran Funeral Home, 1235-119th Street, Whiting. Expressions of sympathy may be placed on-line at

Paul Banik was born on January 13, 1938 in Whiting, Indiana to Michael and Mary (Kusnir) Banik and was a lifelong resident. He was a US Army Veteran, was a retiree of the Pepsi-Cola Bottling Company, Munster and he enjoyed photography. Paul will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Whiting Food Pantry, P.O. Box 591, Whiting, Indiana 46394, would be appreciated. 

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