Bonnie D. Weiland Hare, 62
(Bonita) D. Weiland Hare, 62, of Campbellsport died Tuesday March 6, 2012
with her husband Pat and family members at her side after a year long
battle with cancer. She was born June 28, 1949 in Campbellsport to Leander
and Elizabeth Thelen Weiland. On July 9, 1994 she married Patrick Hare at
St. Kilian Catholic Church, Campbellsport.
A graduate of Campbellsport High School, Bonnie continued her education by
earning her teaching degree in history/English and her master’s in
guidance and counseling from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh. She
taught at Campbellsport Middle and High School for 14 years before
transferring in 1986 to Moraine Park Technical College in Beaver Dam,
where she was a counselor for 25 years, until her recent retirement. In
2008, she began her personal business and was president of Hare Career and
College Consulting, LLC.
As passionate as Bonnie was about her professional life, her passion for
gardening blossomed in her free time. When asked how she handled such a
demanding schedule, her reply was: "Everyone needs to find a balance.
My getaway is gardening." This passion led her to attain the status
of master gardener. She spent countless hours beautifying her residence,
which had been the family farm. As a result, her gardens were featured in
Birds and Blooms and Backyard Living. She truly believed in her favorite
quote: "All things grow with love."
In her family, Bonnie was known the one who made everything
"special" for others. Just as she spent hours planning flower
beds; she meticulously developed a different theme each Christmas for her
decorations. A highlight for her book club was to come to the annual
holiday party and see her decorations. When Bonnie managed to take a
break, she and Pat traveled to Door County, her favorite vacation spot, at
least twice a year, to stay at The Wooden Heart.
Bonnie’s belief in education’s importance is evident in her extensive
professional accomplishments. Following are the numerous professional
roles in which she served:
Wisconsin Association for Career and Technical Education (WATCE), member
since 1986; President of WACTE, 2001-2002; Served on and chaired the
professional development committee since 1986; President, President Elect
to the WACTE Board of Directors; Region III Policy Committee; Conference
Committee Chair (1969) and member; In charge of Workshops for the
Association, but her pride was the yearly Student Services Conference;
Will be recognized and receive the Longevity Award in April for 25 years
of service to WACTE;
Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), member since 1986;
Delegate and exhibitor for ACTE annual convention; Region III Policy
Committee member for six years; Awards Chair for Region III; Led the major
effort to improve collaboration between all CTTE organizations. 1991 – a
nominee for Vocational Association Professional Excellence Award —
Support Services; 2000 — a nominee for Specialty Services Member;
Wisconsin Education Fairs (WEF) — Executive Board member since 2009;
Wisconsin Association of College Counseling — member since 2008;
Wisconsin School Counselor Association, Inc. — board member; National
Association of College Admission Counseling — member since 2009;
Independent Educational Consultants Association —member since 2009.
In her personal life, Bonnie was an active member of St. Kilian Parish,
where she served as a lector and Eucharistic minister.
Bonnie is survived by Pat, her spouse of 17 years, her mother Elizabeth
Weiland of Campbellsport, her sisters Diane Jaeger of Mt. Calvary, Lois
(Dale) Zingsheim of Campbellsport and Jane (Jim) Hutchinson of Pickett,
her nieces Jennifer, Jaclyn and Jill, her nephew Brad, 10 great-nieces and
nephew, her step-son Greg (Elena) Hare of Texas, two step grandchildren Max
and Isabell, and her mother in-law Caroline Hare of Aberdeen, S.D. She was
preceded in death by her father Leander.
Visitation will be Friday March 9, 2012 from 3-7 p.m. and on Saturday
March 10, 2012 from 10 a.m. until time of Mass at St. Kilian Catholic
Church, St. Killian (N185 Highway W Campbellsport).
Mass of Christian burial will be Saturday March 10, 2012 at 11 a.m. at St.
Kilian Catholic Church. Rev. Neil Zinthefer will officiate and burial will
follow in the parish cemetery. A luncheon in the school hall will follow
the cemetery service.
Twohig Funeral Home of Campbellsport is in charge of the arrangements with
online guestbook and condolences at
Memorial donations to the family will be donated to cancer research. The
family wishes to thank the Central Wisconsin Cancer Program Fond du Lac
Center, the Ambulatory Infusion Center at St. Agnes Hospital, and the St.
Agnes Hospice for their compassionate care throughout the year and in
Bonnie’s final days. The family also requests that all who were part of
Bonnie’s life consider donating blood in her memory, to continue her
belief that: "All things grow with love."