Leo Bonack

Cemetery Record Information

Full Name: Leo Bonack


Birth: February 5, 1921
Death: February 4, 2013
Age: 91





Leo J. Bonack, 91 of Mayville, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his family on Monday, February 4, 2013, at the Mayville Rehab Center.

A visitation for Leo will be at the Koepsell Funeral Home in Mayville on Sunday, February 10, 2013, from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.  There will be a visitation at St. Andrew’s Church in LeRoy, Wisconsin on Monday, February 11, 2013, at 9:30 a.m. until l10:30 a.m.  A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 a.m. on Monday at St. Andrew’s Catholic Church in LeRoy with Rev. Fr. Tom Biersack presiding followed by burial at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lomira

Leo was born on February 5, 1921, in the town of LeRoy, Dodge County to Robert and Emily (Weinberger) Bonack.  On April 28, 1945, he was united in marriage to Helen Stuckmeyer in LeRoy.  Leo and Helen worked several farms before settling on a farm in the town of Theresa, Wisconsin.  Leo also worked in Mayville; for 24 years at Fuhrman Canning Company (Joan of Arc), and retired from Purity Cheese Company in 1983, after 11 years.  After retirement Leo continued to work summers at the canning factory, farmed and did lots of woodworking.  He was a member of the Kekoskee Fire Department and in his younger years, was very active in Rock River League Baseball.  Leo was an avid Packer, Brewers and Badger fan.  He enjoyed hunting in the north woods, making maple syrup on the family farm, bowling, playing sheepshead with the guys, cribbage with the family, and holding his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He is survived by his wife, Hellen of Mayville; 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 Wolk (Greg) of Mayville; Joy Bosch (John) of Mayville; and Paul (Elisa) of Kohler.  He is further survived by 24 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, many friends of all ages and Remmy, a Chocolate Lab, his favorite visitor at the Rehab Center.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Siblings, Robert (Clara), Lavina Schabel (Albert), Edgar (Alma) Linda Schlefke, (Edgar “Lefty”); Oscar (Ruth), Alvin (Ann) and an infant sister; a daughter in –law, Phyllis, four grandchildren, Tricia, Melissa, Katie and Ricky.

***So God Made a Farmer***

If desired memorials may be made in Leo’s name to the charity of your choice or the Down Syndrome Association of Wisconsin—Sheboygan Chapter (dsaw.org)

Koepsell Funeral Home and Cremation Service at 301 N. Walnut St. in Mayville is serving the family.  Online condolences may be made at wwwkoepsellfh.com

The Reporter (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)

08 Feb 2013, Friday,     Page 2


St. Mary’s Cemetery – Lomira, WI

Headstone Location:
Section C row7-18