John Bodnar

John R. Bodnar, 77, of Chicago and Somonauk passed away Saturday, August 17, 2019 at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford, IL. He was born July 16, 1942 in East Chicago, IN, the son of John and Barbara (Novosel) Bodnar. He married Victoria Anne Rath in 1961. John later met Karen Gorman and they spent 7 wonderful years together until her passing in 2015. He was a member of Iron Workers Union Local #1. John enjoyed playing Blackjack, bowling, and traveling all over the country. He was also an avid Chicago Bears fan and appreciated watching the games at places with cold beverages and large screens.

He is survived by one son, Jeff (Angela Miller) Bodnar of Somonauk, IL; two grandchildren, Ryan (Megan Burnett) Bodnar of Glen Ellyn, IL and Scott (Kourtney) Bodnar of Batavia, IL; two great grandchildren, Jaxon and Khloe; two step children, Joe (Kate Evert) Sheils of Chicago, IL and Teresa (Pete Kilianek) Lewis of Chicago, IL; five step grandchildren, Sean Lewis, Emily Lewis, Margaret Sheils, Edward Sheils, and Allison Lewis; his siblings, Linda (Ron) Latham, Loren Bodnar, and Bruce Bodnar all of IN; many nieces, nephews, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Tom Bodnar.

Memorial Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at Turner-Eighner Funeral Home in Somonauk. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until the time of service at 4:00 p.m. at the funeral home in Somonauk, IL. Memorials may be directed to the American Lung Association. For more information or to sign the online guest book, go to

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