Jennie Wiklanski (1904-1996)

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Jennie Wiklanski Bodzick
Bodzick, John.JPG
St. Nicholas Cemetery
Born: 1 Aug 1904 Cross Village, Michigan
Died: 9 Apr 1996 Harbor Springs, Michigan
Father: Frank P. Wiklanski
Mother: Mary Ann Romanek
Siblings: Jennie Wiklanski
Joseph Wiklanski
John Wiklanski
Frank Wiklanski
Walter P. Wiklanski
Sophia V. Wiklanski
Stanley Frank Wiklanski
Peter P. Wiklanski
Josephine Eva Wiklanski
Spouse: John P. Bodzick
Married: 28 Jun 1926 Larks Lake, Michigan
Children: Leona Bodzick
Eleanor Janet Bodzick
Raymond Bodzick


Petoskey News-Review, April 1996

Jennie Bodzick, 91

Jennie Bodzick, 91, of Larks Lake, died April 9, 1996, at the Emmet County Medical Care Facility in Harbor Springs.

Mass of the Resurrection will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, April 12, at St. Nicholas Catholic Church in Larks Lake. The Revs. Albert Langheim, O.F. M., and Flavius Czuba, O. F. M., will be the celebrants. Interment will take place in St. Nicholas Cemetery.

Mrs. Bodzick was born Aug. 1, 1904, in Cross Village, the daughter of Frank and Mary (Romanek) Wiklanski. She attended Larks Lake School.

On June 8, 1926, she married John Bodzick at Larks Lake. The couple lived in Chicago, Ill., where she worked as a waitress in restaurants until they moved to Larks Lake in 1946. Mr. Bodzick preceded her in death in 1968.

Mrs. Bodzick worked at the Crows Nest Restaurant for many years, retiring in the early 1970's.

She enjoyed gardening and crocheting, and enjoyed making afghans.

She was a member of St. Nicholas Church.

Survivors include one daughter, Eleanor Serva and her husband, Walter, of Cross Village; one son, Raymond Bodzick and his wife, Ann, of Indian River; 11 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one sister, Josephine Wareck and her husband, Si, of Petoskey. In addition to her husband, Mrs. Bodzick was preceded in death by one sister, Sophie Wrona; and by six brothers, Joseph, Peter, Frank, John, Stanley and Walter.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Nicholas Church.

Visitation will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aprill 11, at St. Nicholas Church in Larks Lake. A rosary will be recited at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at the church.

Arrangements were handled by the Schiller Funeral Chapel of Harbor Springs.


  • 1920 Federal Census, Center Twp., Emmet, Michigan
Wiklinski, Frank, head
, Jennie, daughter, female, white, 15, MI
  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Date of Marriage: 6/28/1926
Liber: 4
Folio: 29
  • Death: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Deaths:
Date of Death: 4/9/1996
Liber: 1996
Folio: 123
Place of Death: Harbor Springs, MI
  • Death: Social Security Death Index:
Bodzick, Jennie
Birth Date: 1 Aug 1904
Death Date: Apr 1996
Social Security Number: 336-09-9050
State Number Was Issued: Illinois
Death Residence Zip Code: 49769
Localities: Pellston, Emmet, Michigan