Cemetery Record Information
Full Name: Helen Bonack
Maiden Name: Stuckmeyer
Birth: March 20, 1825
Death: June 29, 2013
Helen A. Bonack, 88, of Mayville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at home in the town of Theresa.
Services: A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, July 5, 2013, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lomira, Wisconsin. with Fr. Michael Wild presiding followed by burial at St. Mary's Cemetery in Lomira, Wisconsin.
Visitation: A Visitation for Helen will be at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lomira on Friday, July 5, 2013, from 2 p.m. until 5 p.m.
Helen was born March 20, 1925 in Mayville, a daughter of Leo and Rose (Elsinger) Stuckmeyer. She was a graduate of Watertown High School and was employed at Brandt's of Watertown until her marriage. On April 28, 1945, she was united in marriage to Leo Bonack at St. Andrew's Catholic Church in LeRoy. Leo and Helen worked several farms before settling on a farm in the town of Theresa, Wisconsin. Helen was also employed for several years at California Canners and Growers, and volunteered as a teacher's assistant at various schools.
She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lomira, a former Elder Peer Counselor of Beaver Dam and a member of the Kekoskee Fire Fighters Auxiliary. Helen enjoyed gardening and working on her yard all through her life. She loved her grandchildren tremendously and loved playing with them. Helen was a defiant Bears fan amongst her Packers-Loving family and she taught us all how to be tough, but also have a good sense of humor.
She is survived by her children, Edward (Susan) of Eagle River; Robert (Mary) of Lee's Summit, MO; Susie Ganske (Gerry) of Fond du Lac; Larry (Mary) of Brownsville; Steve (Christian) of Mayville; Peter (Donna Kuen) of Mayville; Mary Woik (Greg) of Mayville; Joy Bosch (John) of Mayville; and Paul (Elisa) of Kohler. She is further survived by 26 grandchildren, 37 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, many friends of all ages and Remmy, a favorite Chocolate Lab.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Leo in February, 2013; her brothers and sisters-in-law, Robert Bonack (Clara), Lavina Schabel (Albert), Edgar Bonack (Alma), Linda Schlefke (Edgar 'Lefty'), Oscar Bonack (Ruth), and Alvin Bonack (Ann); a daughter-in-law, Phyllis; 4 grandchildren Tricia, Melissa, Katie and Ricky.
"I loved you so; was Heaven to be here with you."
Memorials: If desired, memorials may be made in Helen's name to Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin - Sheboygan Chapter (dsaw.org), The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) or St. Mary's Church in Lomira.
Published in Fond du Lac Reporter on July 3, 2013
St. Mary’s Cemetery – Lomira, WI
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