Obituary: Joseph A. Bona Sr.


December 13, 1940 – June 27, 2022

Information provided by Smits Funeral Home

Joseph A. Bona Sr., age 81, late of Dyer, IN, formerly of Dolton, IL, passed away peacefully Monday, June 27 2022. Loving husband of JoAnn M. Bona, nee Klama. Devoted father of Joseph Bona Jr., and Tina (Jeff) Anderson. Proud grandpa of Joseph, Evelyn, and Samantha Bona, Nicholas, and Nathaniel Powers; great-grandpa of Arie, Daxon, Lyliah, and Lily. Dear brother of the late Carol (late George) Watkins. Preceded in death by his parents Joseph and Ethel Bona.

Visitation Friday, July 1, 2022, from 3 – 8 p.m. Prayer service Saturday, July 2, 2022, at 9 a.m. from Smits Funeral Home, 2121 Pleasant Springs Lane, Dyer, IN, to St. Joseph Catholic Church 440 Joliet Street, Dyer, IN, for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial, with Rev. Peter Muha officiating. Interment Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery – Calumet City, IL.

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