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July 4, 1919 – Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Service Information
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN
Saturday, January 31, 2015
11:00 AM

Visitation Information
St. John’s Lutheran Church, Buffalo, MN
Friday, January 30, 2015
4-8 PM

Myrtle M. Bonk, age 95 of Buffalo, passed away Tuesday, January 27, 2015 peacefully surrounded by her family at Parkview Care Center. She was born July 4, 1919 in Buffalo Township to Frank and Anna Augusta (Marschel) Ordorff. She attended Kobbe Country School.

On September 18, 1937 she was united in marriage to Ray Bonk at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church Pelican Lake. God blessed their marriage with 5 children.

Myrtle was a very loving mother and grandmother. She enjoyed her flower gardens on the farm, playing cards, dancing and attending her grandchildren’s many activities. Her biggest joy was her Christian faith and attending worship at St. John’s.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Ray; son-in-law, Jack Bodin; grandson, David Bonk; great-grandsons, Austin Vininski and Tyler Bonk; and ten brothers and sisters.

Survived by children, Byron and (Mavis) Bonk, Allen and (Marilyn) Bonk, Eileen Bodin, Fred and (Monyean) Bonk, and Gary and (Cyndi) Bonk; 11 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; 4 great-great-grandchildren; brother, Ralph Ordorff; sister-in-law, Marian Lacina; and many other relatives, neighbors and Woodmere family. She will be missed by all.

Funeral service was held Saturday, January 31, 2015 at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo, with interment at Lakeview Cemetery. Officiating was Pastor Philip Meyer and Pastor Roger Klemz. Visitation was held on Friday, January 30, 2015 from 4-8 at the church. Further visitation was held one hour prior to services on Saturday.

Arrangements were handled through The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Del Haag

    Thoughts and prayers to all of the Bonk Family.

  2. Doyle Hofer

    Byron: So sorry to learn of your mother’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  3. Marilyn Wurm

    Byron and Mavis,
    Thinking of you at this time.
    Roger and Marilyn Wurm

  4. Butch and Bev Bjorklund

    To all of the Bonk family—-
    “When someone we love becomes a memory
    the memory becomes a treasure”.
    Treasure ALL of the wonderful memories!
    “The Lord IS my light and salvation.”
    Psalms 27:1

    So sorry we were unable to attend the visitation and service. We attended Bev’s uncles’ funeral out of state.

    With love and prayers and sympathy,
    Butch and Bev Bjorklund

  5. Sandy Taylor

    I had the pleasure of meeting Myrtle many years ago and she was the SWEETEST little lady and so very kind. I will be sending extra prayers to Heaven for her. Her family will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  6. Sam Mosher

    Byron, sorry to hear of your loss. My sympathy to you and your family.

  7. Reuben and Mertis Weber

    Byron, Sorry to hear about your Mom. She was a special lady.


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