Viola V. Gonnering, 93

Viola V. Gonnering (nee Anders), 93, passed away peacefully Thursday, March 17, 2016, at the Samaritan in West Bend. She was born Oct. 16, 1922, in Fond du Lac to Herman and Theresa (nee Bertram) Anders. She loved being a part of Holy Angels Catholic Church, quilting, sewing and baking famous “Everlasting Biscuits,” which were nicknamed “Never Lasting.”

Viola is survived by her sons, Joseph and Mark (Sandra); grandchildren, Bonnie (fiance Ron), Nancy (Brian) Jordan, Steve (Kim), Bridgette, Samantha and Danielle; great-grandchildren, Courtney Gonnering, Clayton Juech, Hunter and Jacob Jordan, Calvin and Zack Amen, and Annabelle and Anthony Gonnering; and brother, David Anders. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her husband, Ervin Gonnering; parents; brothers, Harold (Eva), Edmund (Marge) and Roman (Marie); and sisters, Alieta (Albert) Feucht and Leona (Franklyn) Lord. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at Holy Angels Catholic Church (138 N. Eighth Ave., West Bend) with the Rev. Gerald Brittain presiding. Visitation will be from 4-5:45 p.m. at the church. Interment will be 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 23, at Holy Angels Cemetery (Main Street and Decorah Road, West Bend). Memorials are appreciated to the Samaritan Home (531 E. Washington St., West Bend, WI 53095) A special thank you to the amazing staff at the Samaritan.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family: 262-338-2050 or www.phillipfuneralhome.com.