He was born on May 11, 1936, to the late John The Baptist Bednar Sr. and Veronica (Koniak) Bednar. He was a retired Aerial Applicator.
He is preceded in death by parents, three brothers and five sisters.
Visitation will be held from 5-8 p.m. Tuesday, December 10, 2013, at the Williams & Lord Funeral Home in Ruleville. Rosary will be at 7 p.m.
Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, December 11, 2013, at Our Lady of Victories in Cleveland with visitation starting at 10 a.m. and with Father Kent Bowlds officiating.
Burial will follow at Drew Cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Marty Ryle, Jeremy Ryle, John Lienard, Kevin Lienard, Brandon Antici, Jon-Michael Singleton, Jeff Case, Alan Palmer, Chuck Sinclair and Johnny Seketa.
He is survived by wife of 43 years, Caryoln (Palmer) Bednar of Drew; daughter, Georgia Ryle of McComb; daughter, Carole-Lynne Singleton of Flora; brother, Herman Bednar of Detroit, Mich.; brother, John Bednar of Troy, Ill.; sister, Christina Campbell of Berwyn, Ill.; sister, Patricia Seketa of Benld, Ill.; sister, Mary K. Garrett of Benld, Ill.; sister, Theodora Mayfield of Evandale, Ariz; grandchild, Kelly Ryle (Brandon) Antici of Canton; grandchild, Hunter Drake (Kate) Sinclair of San Diego, Calif; grandchild, Jeremy Andrew(Brittney) Ryle of McComb; grandchild, Carrie- Leigh Sinclair of Flora; grandchild, Jon-Michael Singleton of Flora; grandchild, Skylar Presley Singleton of Flora; grandchild, Ethan Bailey Ryle of McComb; great-grandchild, Anna Christine Antici of Canton; great-grandchild, Luke Palmer Brown Antici of Canton; great-grandchild, Aiden Andrew Ryle of McComb; and great-grandchild, Mirabella Rose Ryle of McComb.
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