BLOOMFIELD, Ind. — Robert Pataconi-Rehner, 96, of Bloomfield, Ind. passed away Wednesday Oct. 6, 2021, at home.
He was born April 23, 1925, in Iron Mountain, the son of Alessandro and Giovanna (Giovannotti) Pataconi. Bobby was an accomplished artist, a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II, graduate of the Art Institute of Chicago, co-founder and board member of the Shawnee Theater, a member of the Holy Name Catholic Church and American Legion Post 196.
Surviving relatives include his children, Michelle Bensman (Angie Kirts), Ed (Marie) Bensman; his two granddaughters, Julia and Maclaine and his niece, Rosemarie (Leonard) Meyer.
Bobby was preceded in death by his wife, Maryann on Jan. 22, 2015; three brothers, Rudolph, William, and Joseph; three sisters, Minnie, Elda and Yolanda and his parents.
A Funeral Mass will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23, at Holy Name Catholic Church in Bloomfield with Father Ackerman officiating. Burial will follow at Grandview Cemetery in Bloomfield.
The family wishes any memorial donations be made to the Shawnee Theater in Robert’s name. Online condolences and memories can be shared at www.jenkinsfuneralhomes.com.