Obit: Bonitz, Gary E. (1950 - 2005)


Surnames: Bonitz, Wrege, Tack, Yonker, Worzella, Cooper, Dahlke, Martin, Winkleman

----Source: Wausau Daily Herald (Marathon Co., Wis.) 6 Oct. 2005

Bonitz, Gary E. (24 Mar. 1950 - 3 Oct. 2005)

Gary E. Bonitz, 55, Stevens Point, formerly of Spencer and Mosinee, died Monday, Oct. 3, 2005, at Aspirus Wausau Hospital.

Gary was born March 24, 1950, to Ernest and Joan (Wrege) Bonitz. He was a graduate of Spencer High School. Gary and Cynthia Yonker were married June 27, 1970, in Marshfield.

He was one of the first people to help Mrs. Tack with her rose garden in Spencer. He was a senior account manager for CUNA Mutual Group. Gary loved to garden and loved his family. He was a member of First Assembly of God Church in Plover, where he served as Sunday School superintendent.

Gary is survived by his wife, Cynthia "Cindy" Bonitz of Stevens Point; his mother, Joan Bonitz of Spencer; two daughters, Rainy Day (Thomas) Worzella of Stevens Point and Mindy Joel (Christopher) Cooper of Mosinee; two adopted sons, Niron Bonitz of Wausau and Scott Bonitz of Merrill; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; two sisters, Lou Ann (Glen) Dahlke of Mosinee and Lynn Martin of Mellen; and one brother, Bruce (Sheri) Bonitz of Spencer. He was preceded in death by his father.

Visitation will be from from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7, 2005, at Community Funeral Home, Spencer, with graveside services to follow at 1 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Cemetery, North Spencer. Memorial services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, 2005, at First Assembly of God Church, 700 Hoover Ave., Plover. The Rev. Daniel Winkleman will officiate.

Maurina/Community Funeral Home of Spencer is assisting the family.

The family would like donations be made to research for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or Lou Gehrig's disease.



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