Bonny Sue (Kegebein) Banic

On February 10, 2022, Bonny Sue (Kegebein) Banic left this earth and passed away peacefully at her home after a long battle with Alzheimer's.  At the time of her passing, she was surrounded by her loving family.


Bonny was born September 10, 1941 in Wanatah, IN.  She was the third daughter of Paul and Josephine (Bales) Kegebein.


On June 3, 1961, Bonny married Darrel  Gene Banic at St. John's Lutheran Church, La Porte, IN.


Family was an integral part of Bonny's life.  One of Bonny and Darrel's greatest accomplishments in their life together was raising their three wonderful children, Gary Gene (Mindy) Banic, Dr. Randy Paul (Jennifer) Banic, and Shelly Sue (Glenn) Jones, whom they were extremely proud.


Bonny has four siblings, Beverly (Chester) Grys, Betty Clark, Robert, a very special sister-in-law, Mary Kegebein and Barbara (Dennis) Combs; and brother and sister-in-law, Arlen (Carol) Banic.


The family spent many special, wonderful, crazy, and exciting adventures together throughout Bonny's life.

Bonny was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Darrel; her parents, Paul and Josephine Kegebein; and son-in-law, Glenn Jones.


Surviving Bonny are her wonderful children, Gary (Mindy), Randy (Jennifer), and Shelly; amazing sisters and brother, Bev, Betty, Bob, Mary, and Barb; incredible grandchildren, Andrew (Katie), Alexis (Octavio), Ryan (Jessica), Danyelle (Chris), Brittany (Nick), Holly (Tony), Amanda (Blake), and Matthew; awesome great-grandchildren, Maxon, Kayden, Koltyn, Kolby, Myah, Gavin, Karsyn, Augustus, Leander, Vincent, Faye, Reece, Locke, and Ambrose; as well as many special nieces and nephews.  


Very special thanks to Dunes Hospice; Bonny's special caregivers, Sandi, Melodie, and sister-in-law, Mary; and awesome family members for being with Bonny in the family's darkest hours.  The family cannot thank you all enough for helping. 

Cremation has taken place with Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center, La Porte.  A private family Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.


In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, 102 "G" Street, La Porte, IN 46350.  Family messages and final personal memories may be sent in C/O Dr. Randy Banic, 2900 Monroe St., La Porte, IN 46350.


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On a personal note:  "Smoke if you got 'em"; Come back when you can stay a little longer; Love You More!  More!  More!


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