Jack M. Bodien

Oct. 2, 1946 - Jan. 8, 2009

Jack M. Bodien of Hartford went to be with the Lord on Thursday January 8, 2009 at the Aurora Medical Center in Hartford. He was 62 years old.

Jack was born Oct. 2, 1946 in Milwaukee to Jack A. and Maddalena (nee Cervioni) Bodien. He was united in marriage with his best friend, Joanne Kuzdas, on March 26, 1968 at Jackson Park Lutheran Church in Milwaukee.

Jack served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam era. He was the manager of the human services department in Waukesha for over 25 years. Jack’s concern for the aging and developmentally disabled extended beyond his job and into volunteering with agencies that provided housing and long-term care for them. He enjoyed his family and friends primarily but also enjoyed fishing and cooking.

He is survived by his wife and lifelong best friend, Joanne. He was the loving father of Bryan Bodien and Jennifer (Jaden) Thomas, and proud grandfather of Drew. He was the dear son of Maddalena and the late Jack Bodien, and the fond son-in-law of Mary Ann and the late Dr. James Kuzdas. He was the dear brother of James Kuzdas, Pam (Vance) Verbrick, Marion (Mike) Lentz, Mark (Audrey) Bodien and the late Lynn Downs. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Funeral services for Jack will be Sunday, Jan. 11, at 3 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home, 824 Union St., Hartford. Visitation will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Inurnment will be at Forest Home Cemetery.

The Shimon Funeral Home, of Hartford, is serving the family. For more information, call (262) 673-9500 or visit online at www.shimonfuneralhome.com