MESA, Ariz. – Albin "Beanie" William Bobnic, 93, died Monday, June 25, 2012, in Mesa, Ariz., of natural causes.|
He was born Aug. 2, 1918, in Greenwood, Ark. He was a coal miner there for many years. He served in the U.S. Army for three years during World War II.
He later moved to Chicago and worked as a security guard for International Harvester for 32 years.
He married Dolores Henneman on June 13, 1946, and the couple had just celebrated their 66th anniversary. They had three children together and lived on the north side of Chicago. In 1976, they moved to Fox Lake, Ill., where Al loved to fish and spend weekends with his family. He enjoyed bowling on leagues with his friends and family.
He is survived by his wife, Dolores Bobnic; children, Al "Junior" Bobnic, Doris (Wayne) Havelka, and Andrea (Gregg) Chappell; grandchildren, Tracy (Darren) Miller, Alex Bobnic, Michael Bobnic, Julia (Mike) Loftus, Melissa (Scott) Hiller and Robin (David) Dunlap; great-grandchildren, Caymen Bobnic, Alexis Miller, Adrianna Bobnic, Sara Miller, Leah Hiller, Ryan Loftus, Sean Albin Loftus, Luke Hiller and Kaelan Loftus; niece, Annette Casten; and nephew, Charles (Jeanna) Bachmann.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albin and Amelia Bobnic; brother, Frank Bobnic; sisters, Amelia Waily and Anne Bachman; and many, many friends.
Cremation and services will be private. His family wishes to thank their families and friends for their support.
Published in the Northwest Herald on June 28, 2012