Bonnie Lee Boelkow, Whitewater, WI (1946-2014)
July 13, 1946 - April 11, 2014
Bonnie Lee Boelkow, age 67, moved on to her heavenly home on Friday, April 11, 2014, surrounded by her family and friends. Bonnie was born on July 13, 1946, in Fort Atkinson, WI, the daughter of Harold and Bernice (Kreger) Bittner. Bonnie married Charles Boelkow, Sr. on July 14, 1962. She was employed for 20 years by the First Citizens State Bank of Whitewater, WI, until her retirement in 2011. Bonnie had a love for gardening, bird watching, sewing, reading and a deep love for Hershey Kisses. She was a devoted wife, mother, and grandmother who enjoyed spending time with her family; she was especially involved with her children and grandchildren. Bonnie was actively involved in the church and as a 4-H leader for many years.
Bonnie is survived by her husband, Charles Boelkow, Sr.; her four children: Robert (Colleen) Boelkow of Hartford, WI, Randy (Michele) Boelkow of Cudahy, WI, Charles, Jr. (Donna) Boelkow of Milwaukee, WI, and Rebecca (Michael) Matteson of Whitewater, WI; and her eight grandchildren: Jacqueline, Meghan, Matthew, Mitchell, Jacob, Brett, Abigail, and Makenna. Bonnie is also survived by her sister, Sandra (Jerry) Footit of Whitewater, WI; and many other family members and friends. Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents and her sister, Barbara Jacobson.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial donation may be made to Rainbow Hospice.
Funeral services will be held at 12 p.m. on Wednesday, April 16, 2014, at NITARDY FUNERAL HOME, 550 N. Newcomb Street, with Rev. Janice Diefenthaler. Friends may call after 10 a.m. at the FUNERAL HOME until the time of service. www.nitardyfuneralhome.com