Moeller Funeral Home
104 Roosevelt Road
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 462-0535
 Kosanke Funeral Home
105 East Indiana Avenue
Kouts, IN  46347
(219) 766-2224
Wanatah Funeral Chapel
309 North Main Street
Wanatah, IN  46390
(219) 733-2313
Angelcrest Cemetery
Highway 49 and 600 North
Valparaiso, IN  46383
(219) 531-8690

Gretel H. Bondi, 84 of Lafayette and formerly of Lakes of the Four Seasons and Valparaiso, passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018.  She was born March 16, 1934 in Bremerhaven, West Germany to Alex and Alma (Sachs) Milchner.  Before retirement, Gretel had worked as an administrative assistant for Valparaiso Community Schools.  She was a member of St. Helen’s Catholic Church, Hebron and a past member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Valparaiso.  Gretel was also involved in the Oasis Club, LOFS Garden Club, and any social activities she could attend.  On April 27, 1957 in Chicago, Gretel married Joseph T. Bondi, who preceded her in death in 2009.  She is survived by her children: Michael (Brenda) Bondi, Joseph (Ann) Bondi, Susan (Keith) Spychala, and Christine (Mearle) Donica; grandchildren: Anthony, Rachel, Joe, Patrick, Sam, Ben, and Mary; great grandsons: Anthony, Thomas, Gabriel, and Simon; and numerous nieces and nephews.  Gretel was also preceded in death by her parents and sister, Waltraud.
Visitation will be Saturday, June 2, 2018 from 9:00-11:00 AM at St. Helen’s Catholic Church, 302 N. Madison St., Hebron with a Funeral Mass beginning at 11:00 AM.  Burial will follow at St. Paul Catholic Cemetery, Valparaiso.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested to St. Elizabeth Hospice of Lafayette or St. Helen’s Catholic Church.

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