Peter L. Konecny, 67, of Granger, passed away on Saturday, May 13, 2023, at Elkhart General Hospital. He was born on August 12, 1955, in Elkhart to the late Henry V. and Lucille C. “Lu” (Restelli) Konecny.
Peter was also preceded in death by his siblings, Jerome Konecny, Patricia (Ralph) Cortas, and Mary (John) Walker and sister-in-law, Linda Konecny. He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Deborah Konecny; sons, Patrick (Kelsey) Konecny and Brian Konecny; grandchildren, Owen Konecny, Emmett Konecny, and Taitum Meyers; siblings, Dennis (Cathy) Konecny, Eugene Konecny, Pamela (Gus) Bozzuto, Thomas (Tina) Konecny, Jan (Denise) Konecny, Margaret (Gary) Goodman, Arthur (Phyllis Herczeg) Konecny, Paul (Cathy) Konecny, Nina (Brian) Cunningham, Jennifer (Evan) Martin, and Carolyn (Larry) Blosser; brother-in-law, Dan (Cindy) Holliday; and all of his favorite nieces and nephews.
Visitation will take place on Saturday, May 20, 2023, from noon to 1:00 p.m. with a Mass to follow at 1:00 p.m. at St. Mary of the Annunciation Catholic Church, 411 W Vistula St, Bristol, IN 46507, with Father Bob Van Kempen officiating. Military Honors will follow the Mass. Cremation will follow services at Billings Funeral Home, 812 Baldwin St. in Elkhart. Memorial donations may be given to the American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Northwest Indiana Office, 130 Red Coach Dr. Mishawaka, IN 46545 and to the American Heart Association, PO Box 840692, Dallas, TX 75284-0692.
Peter was a kind and hardworking family man who left an impression on those who met him. Peter served proudly in the United States Navy for 4 years during the Vietnam War, becoming a Blue Water Navy Veteran. He worked as a plant manager for several years at Kinro and Lippert before retiring.
Since their retirement, he and his wife, Deborah, enjoyed traveling together. Peter was often the life of any party and loved being around his many friends and family. Family meant the world to him, and nothing gave him more joy than to be with his grandchildren whom he adored. Peter will be greatly missed by his loving family and friends.
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American Cancer Society, Great Lakes Division, Northwest Indiana Office
130 Red Coach Drive, Mishawaka IN 46545
American Heart Association
PO Box 840692, Dallas TX 75284-0692