Frank H. Bogda, III, 72, De Pere, Wisconsin, passed away from COPD and cancer on Sunday, March 3, 2013, surrounded by his family. He was born in Green Bay, Wisconsin August 18,1940 to Frank and Helen (Miller) Bogda. Frank graduated from East High School in 1958 and attended several years of college at the University of Wisconsin Madison and St. Norbert College in De Pere.
In 1973 he moved to Las Vegas, Nevada where he had a long career as a craps dealer, starting at the Dunes and concluding at Green Valley Ranch. Excellent at his job, he also entertained the patrons with songs and delightful humor. He was a warm, kind-hearted, friendly person who could make anyone laugh. He loved singing, and no matter where he was, he would light up a room entertaining others with his humor. He also had a passion for golf and in his early years won many local tournaments in Green Bay. Frank was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Green Bay, where he was confirmed in 1953.
Jigger was devoted to his children, grandchildren and his family. Frank is survived by his partner in life, Mary Kay Ford Paulson and his children, Tami Steele, Deborah (Ron) Marimberga, David (Kellie) Bogda, John (Kim) Bogda, Nicole Bogda and Andrew Semprazik, all of Las Vegas. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Kassi, Danielle and Ryan Steele, Domenic and Nicolas Marimberga, Peyton, Riley and Taylor Bogda, Jack and Abby Bogda, Barrett Sufana, Jourdan and Carter Kinsler; his great-granddaughter, Brooklyn Steele; his former wife, Mary Rotter Bogda; his cousin, Russ Bodga and many cousins, nieces, nephews and extended family.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Frank Bodga, Jr. and Helen Miller Bogda Olsen and by his sister, Susan Bogda Becerril.
The family will receive friends at Grace Lutheran Church, 321 South Madison Street, Green Bay, on Thursday, March 7 from 10:00 a.m. to 12 noon, followed by funeral services at the church. Interment will be at Woodlawn Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at www.lyndahl.com. A memorial fund has been established in Frank's name. Lyndahl Funeral Home is assisting the family.
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I remember Jigger fondly. He and cousin Mitzi helped a couple of young guys who got into a little trouble in Vegas get back home to Tucson. Thank you again. Rest in peace Jigger.
the three pictures are our 40th and 50th East High Class reunions. What great memories.
Our family knew and loved "Jigger" Always made a special effort to see him when we were in Los Vegas- "Jigger" was a great friend. Helen Jane Engels-Daughters-Meredith Luedtke and Marilyn Whittington. Our condolences to ... more
Going to miss you Uncle Jigger but you are with mom now and a peace together. The funniest two memories I have are the hot potato trick you always tried to pull on us when we were young and when you set our kitchen on fi... more