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Obituary for Peter D. Herdina
Peter D. Herdina, age 77, of Knox, Indiana, passed away October 20, 2015. Peter was born July 5, 1938 in Chicago, Illinois to Peter and Josephine Herdina, both deceased. He was preceded in death by the angel of his life, Bonnie (Baranski) Herdina. He was cherished "Papa Pete" to the Robert and Denise (Jason, Jeffrey and Melissa) Molitsky and Joseph and Deanne (Houston, Hayden and Holden) Shimala families. He will be missed by his family, extended family, neighbors, and many friends in the Bass Lake community. Peter was a veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces and auxiliary member of the VFW. He worked as a yard foreman for many years before retiring to Bass Lake with Bonnie. Peter enjoyed fishing, boating, and tending to his lush lawn. He also enjoyed family fishing trips to Hayward and annual vacations to Florida. The family would like to express sincere appreciation for the compassionate care of Dr. Thomas Browne and the spiritual support of Father Rick Holy. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Visitation will be Sunday, October 25, 2015 from 4-7pm at the M.C. Smith Funeral Home. Funeral Mass will be Monday, October 26, 2015 at 10:00am at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church.