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Celebration of Life Sunday, June 3 for Jodianne Marie Kienzynski

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Jodianne Marie (Wheatman) Kienzynski, age 56, of Porter, IN passed away on Monday, May 21, 2018. She was born on March 19, 1962 in Valparaiso, IN to James R. Wheatman and Linda K. (Shepard) Wheatman.

Jodianne is survived by her husband, Timothy Kienzynski; mother, Linda K. Wheatman of Chesterton, IN; father, James (Pam) Wheatman of Valparaiso, IN; daughter, Jenna Lynn (fiance, Anna) Wheatman of McHenry, IL; step-daughters, Miriam Kienzynski of Portage, IN, Emily and Sara Kienzynski of Michigan City, IN; step granddaughters, Lily and Athena Kienzynski; brother, James P. (wife, Nancy) Wheatman of Chesterton, IN; sister, Courtney (husband, Clint) (Wheatman) Wiggins of Valparaiso, IN; grandmother, Armella Wheatman of Portage, IN; aunts, Judy (Jim) Beal of Portage, IN; Bonnie Blank of LaPorte, IN; uncles, Jack (Bonnie) Wheatman, Roy Shepard of Chesterton, IN, and David Shepard of Pines Township; nieces, Noelle, Saylor, and France; nephew, Jeremy P. Wheatman of Santa Rosa, FL; cousins, Michelle (Ron) Burget of Las Vegas, NV, Sheila Martin of LaPorte, IN, Dan Beal of Portage, IN, Hollie K. Duke of FL, Garrett Wheatman, Cody and Travis Beal of Portage, IN, Nathan and Tim Beal of Portage, IN, Bre Little of Portage, IN, Todd Shepard, Kristen Shepard, and Megan Shepard; in laws, Walter and Pamela Kienzynski of Chesterton, IN; brother in law, Mark (Cindy) Kienzynski of Plainfield, IL; niece in law, Briana Kienzynski; and nephew in law, Aspen Kienzynski of Plainfield, IN. Jodianne was preceded in death by her maternal grandparents, June and Jack Shepard; maternal uncle, Ronnie Shepard; paternal grandfather, Willfred Wheatman; paternal cousin, Mark Beal; her best friend and special aunt, Tina Marie Shepard.

Jodianne graduated from Chesterton High School, class of 1980. She enjoyed gardening and laying along the pool side in her back yard. Jodianne also loved Porter Beach and spent a lot of time there throughout her life. She was a waitress at Lynnies/Johnny B’s for many years. Jodi also worked at Broadway Liquors for over 14 years. She most recently worked at Sunrise Family Restaurant where she loved her job and felt the people there were like family.

In May 2010, Jodianne married Timothy M. Kienzynski of Chesterton, IN, who currently resides in the home they made together in Porter, IN. Jodianne cherished her home. It was her pride and joy along with her backyard and pool.

Jodianne will be tremendously missed by her family and friends, especially her mother and daughter who will be honoring Jodianne throughout their lives.

Upon Jodianne’s request, there will be no services at this time.

In honor of Jodianne, we will have a Celebration of her life at Leroy’s Hot Stuff, 333 W. US Highway 20, Porter, IN 46304 on Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 1:00 p.m.

Arrangements were handled by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, IN 46304.


Posted 5/30/2018




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