OBITUARY

John Paul Badovinich

August 16, 1924June 27, 2014
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John P. "Badie" Badovinich passed away June 27, 2014. Beloved husband of Violet for 67 years; loving father to Rick (Judi) Badovinich and Cary Badovinich; cherished brother to Dollie (Alex) Bajusz; dearest brother in law to George (Ruth) Vann and Dorothy Jordan; adored by many nieces and nephews. John was a WWII veteran-a gunner on an LST "The USS McKean". He was shot in the legs during the battle at Iwo Jima, where he received a Purple Heart. He was retired 23 years from the East Chicago Police department. He worked as a starter at Wicker Park Golf Course for 30 years and played golf there most of his life, which he enjoyed more than anything else. John will be dearly missed by all who knew him. Visitation will be held Thursday at 11 am until the time of Mass of Christian Burial at St. Mary Catholic Church of Griffith, at 12 p.m. For more information or to sign our on-line guestbook please visit www.kuiperfunerals.com

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation Thursday, July 3, 2014
  • Funeral Service Thursday, July 3, 2014

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Cremation
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John Paul Badovinich

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Scott Brkovich

July 31, 2014

Cary - so sorry to hear about the passing of your father. I have fond memories of your dad, mine and Kijurna's Dad sitting at our basketball games. Three old buddies from the harbor watching proudly as their sons played on the hard courts.

Joe Metro

July 28, 2014

I had the privilege to know John, as I grew up with Cary. Vi and John always treated me Great. When John would see me, he would say, "Here's Joey".
RIP JOHN

July 3, 2014

GOODBYE, GOODBYE TO MY FIRST CRUSH.
JOAN KRUCINA (MEE: MONROE)

youhg

July 2, 2014

May the love of friends and family carry you through your grief.

Beverly Perko

July 2, 2014

Dear Dollie and family,
My sympathy to you and your family and extended famalies.
Rest in peace John.

July 2, 2014

from all the workers at wicker park golf course john will be deeply missed and personally from me John Bierman also Jerry Engyel Ron Blythe and Chuck Ascencio

Pete Barenie

July 2, 2014

In the 70's and 80's there was a group at Wicker Park nicknamed the "Deadenders" by Hoss. Badie and several others played in the skin game every Saturday and Sunday. I walked a lot of rounds with Badie, Mike, Ronny Dirt and RePete. Today Badie got his first skin in heaven while playing with Georgie, Doc and my father Joe.

Hit em straight Badie and buy Georgie a beer or two.

God bless a true American Hero!!

FROM THE FAMILY
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