Irving E. Bonniwell

June 14, 1915 - Nov. 14, 2009

Irving E. Bonniwell, of Delafield, died Saturday, Nov. 14, 2009, at Waukesha Springs at the age of 94. He was born June 14, 1915, in Delafield.

Irving was a graduate of St. Johnís Military Academy and served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was a member of the Delafield American Legion Post 196 and active in the Forty & Eight Society. Irving was a volunteer firefighter in Delafield for many years and owned Bonniwell Department Store.

He will be sadly missed by his son, Eugene (Lorraine) Bonniwell of Waukesha; his granddaughter, Sheila Bonniwell of Sussex; along with nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his wife, Nettie; brothers and sisters, Glenn, Wes, Vi and Margaret; and his parents.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 11 a.m. funeral service Friday, Nov. 20, at Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha. Burial with full military honors will follow at Delafield Cemetery.

If desired, memorials are appreciated to St. Johnís Northwestern Military Academy, C/O Development Office, 1101 Genesee St., Delafield, WI 53018-1498.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to for directions or to leave an online tribute.