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Stephen R. Bonk

May 23, 1944 ~ July 18, 2020 (age 76)

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Stephen R. Bonk, 76, of Jim Falls, town of Anson, died Saturday, July 18, 2020 at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls.

            Steve was born May 23, 1944 in Gardner, Mass., the son of Stephen and Irene (Klouse) Bonk. He served in the U.S. Coast Guard in Alaska on the Aleutian Chain.

            In 1965, Steve married Claire Savaria and later married JoEllen Buckholz on June 5, 1999.

            Steve worked at the family store Bonks Market in Gardner, Mead Container for several years and as a security guard for Raytheon for many years.

            Steve enjoyed fishing, ice fishing, camping, hunting and his animals. He especially enjoyed his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

            Steve is survived by his loving wife, JoEllen; two sons, Stephen E. (Tyara) Bonk of Orange, MA and Jole Posekany of New Richmond, WI; two daughters, Michelle (David Pelto) Shea of Orange, MA and Stephanie (Deane) Perla of Apex, NC; eight grandchildren, Elycia Shea, Branden (Becca) Shea, Amber Bonk, Abby Bonk, Ben Perla, Molly Perla, Nicolas Posekany and Austin Pelto; and two great grandchildren, Domenik and Zoey Ortiz.

            Steve was preceded in death by his parents.

            Graveside services will be at Sunnyside Cemetery in Lannon, Wis. in May of 2021.




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