Bonnie T. Wendelborn

Bonnie T. Wendelborn, nee Bohn, 56, of West Bend, died on Sunday, Feb. 5, 2006 at home surrounded by her family following a battle with cancer.

She was born on May 16, 1949 in West Bend to Sylvester and Olive (nee Stoffel) Bohn, and on May 20, 1970, she was united in marriage to Robert D. Wendel-born at Holy Angels Catholic Church, West Bend.

For the past 15 years, she worked as a customer service representative at Kmart.

Bonnie’s life centered around her family, and being a wife and mother gave her life a lot of joy. Later, the role of grandma became extremely important to her.

In addition to her family, she enjoyed reading and flower gardening.

Survivors include her husband, Bob; three children, Lisa (Gregory) Garstka of Sun Prairie, Amy of Sun Prairie and Mark of West Bend; two grandchildren, Jason and Nicholas Garstka; her mother, Olive Bohn of Plymouth; a sister, Mary (Raymond) Heiting of Plymouth; her father-in-law, Eugene Wendelborn of West Bend; two brothers-in-law, James (Sandy) Laufer of West Bend and William (Colleen) Wendelborn of South Bend, Ind.; a sister-in-law, Kathryn Wendelborn of West Bend; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Preceding her in death were her father, Sylvester Bohn; her sister, Noreen Laufer; and her mother-in-law, Shirley Wendel-born.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church, West Bend, with Jeffrey Haines presiding.

Visitation will be at the church only on Wednesday from 4 until 6:45 p.m.

The family has requested memorials to the Kathy Hospice.

The Schmidt Funeral Home, West Bend, is serving the family.

Bonnie’s family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Jonathan Treisman and the staff at the Vince Lombardi Cancer Center for their compassion and care.