Andrew J. Bonlender

Andrew J. Bonlender, 90, of St. Kilian, passed away on Thursday, Aug. 27, 2009, at St. Francis Home in Fond du Lac.

He was born on Aug. 5, 1919, in the town of Wayne, the son of the late Andrew and Frances (nee Lehner) Bonlender, and on Sept. 24, 1947, he was united in marriage to Margaret Bonlender at St. Kilian Catholic Church in St. Kilian. His wife preceded him in death on Feb. 10, 2002.

He was a member of St. Kilian Catholic Church in St. Kilian and The West Bend Moose Lodge 1398. Mr. Bonlender farmed all his life in the St. Kilian area. Andrew loved to play cards, travel and read.

Those Andrew leaves behind to cherish his memories include his children, James (Jean) Bonlender of Hickory, N.C., and Linda (Peter) Winter of Campbellsport; a daughter-in-law, Helen Bonlender of St. Kilian; a brother, Ralph Bonlender of Hoffman Estates, Ill.; a sister-in-law, Leona Bonlender of Youngtown, Ariz.; six grandchildren, Timothy Taylor, Melinda (Tom) Woods, Dominic Bonlender, Andrew (Akua) Bonlender, William (Kari Noll) Bonlender and Jennifer (Greg) Reilley; five great-grandchildren, Dakota and Braden Taylor, John and Hannah Bonlender and Patrick Reilley; many step-grandchildren and many step-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Besides his wife and parents, he was preceded in death by a daughter, Karen Taylor, and a son John; four brothers and six sisters.

A Mass of Christian burial for Andrew will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 31, 2009, at St. Kilian Catholic Church in St. Kilian. The Rev. Neal Zinthefer will officiate and entombment will be on Tuesday, Sept. 1, at 10:30 a.m. in the Chapel of the Risen Christ Mausoleum at Calvary Cemetery in Fond du Lac. Relatives and friends may call on Monday at the church from 4 p.m. until the time of services.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Andrew’s arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at