Fredrick “Tippy” Bodencak

April 12, 2022

Fredrick “Tippy” Bodencak, 65, of Westmont, at rest April 10, 2022. Born August 9, 1956 in Chicago, IL. Loving son of the late Francis L. CPD and Marie M. (nee Brennan Kruger) McVeagh; fiercely loyal brother of Lynn M. (nee McVeagh) Bartczak, Francis L. Jr. and Daniel M. McVeagh; beloved uncle of Kyle Francis Bartczak and many more. Tippy was a member of the Special Needs Community in Chicago and St. Joseph/Benton Harbor, Michigan, for over 40 years. He participated in the Special Olympics  and lived the “Lake Life” for 14 years. Known widely as the “Oprah of Coasters”, he made custom coasters for any and all occasions. Tippy also enjoyed concert going from Chicago to Red Rocks. He enjoyed life most, when with his pets and in the mountains.  Fredrick McVeagh Bodencak passed from esophageal cancer.

” Tippys star shined brightest at 5:06 A.M. Palm Sunday morning”

“Love, grace and gratitude”

In Tippy’s memory please donate to a charity of your choice. A Celebration of Tippy’s life will be held in the future. Arrangements entrusted to Cappetta’s West Suburban Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Westmont. Info 630-852-8000 or