Jack M. Bodien

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

Jack was born on 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 more than 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; proud grandfather of Drew; dearest son of Maddalena and the late Jack Bodien; fond son-in-law of Mary Ann and the late Dr. James Kuzdas; dear brother of James Kuzdas, Pam (Vance) Verbrick, Marion (Mike) Lentz, Mark (Audrey) Bodien and the late Lynn Downs; and 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. Visitation on Sunday from noon to 3 p.m. at the funeral home. Inurnment Forest Home Cemetery.