Frank W. Bonus Jr.

Dec. 13, 1939 – Jan. 31, 2011

Frank W. Bonus Jr., 71, of Big Flats, was born into eternal life Monday, Jan. 31, 2011, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield.

Frank was born Dec. 13, 1939, in Waukesha, to Frank W. and Ann Bonus Sr. He married Rosemary Cavaleri on April 4, 1959, at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waukesha.

Frank worked as a laborer at Spancrete for most of his life. Following his retirement, he moved “uppa north” to Big Flats, where he enjoyed the outdoors, hunting, fishing, gardening, splitting wood, joy rides on his four-wheeler, and most of all, he cherished his moments by the campfire with his many grandchildren who referred to him as Papa. He will forever live in our hearts, his spirit carrying on through all generations to come.

He loved his traditional Sunday afternoon Packers games a great deal, and although he is one week short of the Super Bowl, he now holds the best seat in the house! As Papa/Frank loved his team so, in honor of him we ask all who attend the funeral services to dress in Packers attire.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Ann Bonus Sr., and four sisters, Dodie, Mary Jane, Jackie and Shirley.

He is survived by his wife, Rosemary Bonus of Big Flats; sister Jean Goralski of Pewaukee; brother-in-law George (Shirley) Cavaleri of Big Flats; son Joseph (Linda) Bonus of Dousman; daughter Tamara (Brian Sr.) Bonus-Williams of Friendship; son Michael (Rohnda) Bonus Sr. of Waukesha; daughter Diana (Paul) Bonus-Tobolt of Oconomowoc; son William (Cindy Benson) Bonus Sr. of Neosho; granddaughter Janelle Bonus; granddaughter Jessica Burgos; grandson Brian Williams Jr.; granddaughter Kelly Williams; grandson Andrew Williams; grandson Michael Bonus Jr.; grandson JR Bonus; grandson Matthew Frank Bonus; grandson Nathan Bonus; grandson Lukas Bonus; granddaughter Natalynn Bonus; granddaughter Sara Rose Bonus; granddaughter Barbara Jo Bonus-Schmitz; granddaughter Christina Bonus-Schmitz; granddaughter Moo Moo Bonus-Schmitz; grandson Will “Bubs” Bonus Jr.; greatgrandchildren, Gavin, Alexis, Gianna Rose, Jonathon, Isaha, AJ, Ashley Rose, Alex, Devin Frank, Cameron, Autumn Rose, Quiana and one on the way.

He is further survived by nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service Saturday, Feb. 5, at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship. The Rev. James P. McNamee will officiate. Cremation will follow the service and burial will take place in the spring.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home, 608-339-3551, is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.