M. Bodnar pistol 1942-2021 | News, Sports, Jobs
NEWTON FALLS – Gun M. Bodnar, 79, of Newton Falls, passed away on Tuesday, June 1, 2021 at his residence.
She was born in Stockholm, Sweden on March 17, 1942, daughter of the late Arne Nils Petersson and Ellen Margaret Hermansson Petersson.
Throughout her life she has had many adventures. She traveled to many places across Europe and Scandinavia before eventually settling in the United States. Early in her career, she became a nurse at Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm and in the Swedish Navy at Musko Naval Base.
She traveled to the United States in the mid-1960s to work as a nurse in Hawaii, then moved to the East Coast to work as a nanny in New Jersey. She then traveled across the United States and found her way to California. In 1965, she returned to Sweden and later had her first son, Kenneth. They traveled to Europe and returned to the United States in 1972, where she met and married her husband, Clarence G. Bodnar, on July 23, 1973.
Her new family continued to travel the country living in California, Arizona and eventually settled in Newton Falls, where her second son, Richard, was born. While raising her two sons, she continued to work in the health field. Eventually, she retired from home health care in 2004.
During her retirement, she and her husband, Clarence, continued to travel. She became a grandmother in 2008 when her grandson, Wesley G. Bodnar, was born. She also filled her days with fun gardening, doing crafts and spending time taking care of her grandson. She also loved spending time with her many beloved friends.
She is survived by her husband, Clarence G. Bodnar; sons, Kenneth C. (Amber) Bodnar and Richard C. Bodnar; grandson, Wesley G. Bodnar; his brother, Kjell Hermansson; her sister, Britt Olsson and her extended family in Sweden.
Instead of flowers, Gun would have liked donations to be made to St. Labre Indian School in Montana at www.stlabre.org.
As per Gun’s wishes, the cremation took place. Information will be provided in the future to allow his friends and family to celebrate his life. Gun will be buried in St. Joseph’s Cemetery in Newton Falls.
Arrangements are in the care of James Funeral Home, 8 E. Broad St., Newton Falls, Ohio 44444, 330-872-5440.
Family and friends can view his obituary online or to send condolences, please visit us at www.james funerhomeinc.com