Born: April 06, 1930
Died: December 06, 2013
Gloria F. Bonlender (nee Weninger) age 83 of West Bend died Friday December 6, 2013 at the Kathy Hospice. She was born April 6, 1930 to the late Raymond and Catherine (nee Zuern) Weninger and married Lester O. Bonlender on March 1, 1949 at St. Anthony Catholic Church in St. Anthony. Lester preceded her in death on March 14, 1999.
Following their marriage they lived in Horicon before settling in West Bend in 1951. She was employed as a nurses’ aid at the Samaritan Home for many years and worked at the West Bend Elevator as a secretary. Gloria volunteered as a Pink Lady at St. Joseph’s Community Hospital, served as the president of the Ladies Guild at St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church and a member of the Women of the Moose.
Gloria enjoyed playing softball, bowling, fishing, dancing, playing cards and travelling.
Gloria is survived by 3 sons: Gary (Linda) of Burnsville, MN, Glenn (Denise) of Hartford and Greg (Cheryl) of West Bend, 9 grandchildren: Kimberly McDonald, Mandie (Dave) Huggins, Kerri (Chad) Ostrom, Chad Bonlender, Cory Bonlender, Kayla Bonlender, Jennifer (Justin) Wilkins, Scott (Nicole) Bonlender and Tyler Bonlender and 8 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her loving companion of 13 years Ralph Wenzlaff of West Bend, her sister Lila Stahl of West Bend, 2 sisters-in-law Armina Wach of Waubeka and Rosemary Bonlender of Allenton and nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents Raymond and Catherine, her husband Lester Bonlender, her grandson Kyle Bonlender, her sister Angeline (Jerome) Kandel and her brothers-in-law Allen Stahl, Aloy Wach and Marvin Bonlender.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Monday, December 9, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Holy Angels Catholic Church with Rev. Gerald Brittain presiding. Entombment will follow in Washington County Memorial Park. Visitation will be Sunday, December 8th from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Schmidt Funeral Home in West Bend and also Monday, at the church from 9:30 a.m. until 10:15 a.m.