Donald Graham Bodjack
Donald Graham Bodjack, 81, of St. Joseph, passed away Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at Spectrum Health Lakeland, St. Joseph.
Friends may visit with the family from 10 a.m. until the time of a Celebration of Life service at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2018, at Starks & Menchinger Chapel, 2650 Niles Road, St. Joseph. Those wishing to share a memory of Don may do so online at www.starks-menchinger.com.
Don was born on Sept. 14, 1937, in Benton Harbor to Herbert and Martha (Salnoske) Bodjack. He married Judith Ball on July 11, 1959, at St. John’s Catholic in Benton Harbor. Working at Whirlpool Corporation for 36 years, Don retired as a sales manager in 1994.
A sportsman, Don loved to fish, hunt and play competitive handball, and recently enjoyed playing racquetball at the YMCA. He belonged to the Whirlpool Retirees ‘Golden Eagles’ where he served on the board, SJ-BH Elks, FOP #96, and also served on the HOA boards for his Michigan and Florida residences. Most importantly, he loved spending time with his family, whether boating, watching his sons race motocross, playing with his grandson, and supporting Judy during her 5K runs.
Don is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Judy; sons, Jeffrey (Brenda) Bodjack of E. Stroudsburg, Pa., and Scott (Lesley) Bodjack of Canton, Ga.; and grandson, Hudson Graham Bodjack.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert and Martha, and infant daughter, Pamela Bodjack.
Memorial contributions may be made to Families Against Narcotics – Great Lakes Bay Region (www.familiesagainstnarcotics.org/donate) in memory of his great nephew Andrew Treiber, or American Diabetes Association (donations.diabetes.org).