Leo J. Bonlender, 89
Mar. 8, 1925 -- Jan. 3, 2015
Leo J. Bonlender, 89, of Kewaskum, entered in eternal life on Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015, at his home.
He was born on March 8, 1925, in St. Killian, the son of the late Ervin and Margaret (Heisler) Bonlender.
Leo was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum.
He drove trucks for Kewaskum Dairy for many years and for the past 30 years helped on the family farm. In his retirement, Leo also bartended at the Fireside Restaurant.
He was also a long-time member of the Knights of Columbus.
Leo was an avid Brewers and Packers fan, he even got to attend the famous Ice Bowl of 1967. He also enjoyed bowling, golfing and playing cards.
Those Leo leaves behind to cherish his memory include two sisters, Florence Plagemann of Mayville and Fern (Karl) Ryan of Eden; a brother, Joseph (Louise) Bonlender of Campbellsport; a sister-in-law, Doris Bonlender of Kewaskum; 21 nieces and nephews; and other relatives and many friends. In addition to his parents, Leo was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret (Andrew) Bonlender; three brothers, Harold (Eileen) Bonlender, Ervin (Betty) Bonlender and Robert Bonlender; a brother-in-law, Donald Plagemann; and two nephews and a niece.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Leo will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Jan. 10, 2015, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum. The Rev. Edwin Kornath will officiate and burial will follow at the Shrine of Rest Mausoleum in Fond du Lac.
Leo’s family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Saturday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of Mass.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum are appreciated.
The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Leo’s arrangements.
Additional information and guestbook may be found at www.millermartinfh.com.