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October 5, 1918 – Thursday, May 29, 2014

Service Information
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
11:00 a.m.

Visitation Information
Monday, June 2nd, 2014
4-8 P.M.

Ruben Edward Bonk, age 95, of Buffalo passed away on Thursday, May 29th, 2014 at Park View Care Center in Buffalo.
He was born on October 5th, 1918 in Buffalo the son of Fred & Elsie (Johnson) Bonk.
Ruben graduated from Buffalo Normal School when he was only seventeen and later taught in country schools around Buffalo for seven years.
On November 29th, 1940, Ruben Bonk and Mildred “Millie” Perisian were joined in holy marriage. God blessed their marriage with nine children.
Ruben was a former dairy farmer in Marysville Township and a past, longtime Wright County Assessor.
He was a faithful member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Ruben was also instrumental in the founding of Functional Industries in Buffalo and served on its Board of Directors for many years. He was also active in The Wright County Historical Society Board and on The Marysville Township Board. In 1999, Ruben was selected Senior Citizen of the year for Wright County.
Survived by children: Jim (Ruth) Bonk, Linda (Alvin) Bodin, Vicky Endreson, Rick (Peggy) Bonk, Mike Bonk and Randy (Lisa) Bonk; son-in-law: Bob Buckley; thirteen grandchildren: Jarrod and Ryan Bonk, Tracy (Ron) Sadowski, Tim (Jen McInerney) Endreson, Tony Endreson, Kelly (Joe) Prestidge, Holly (Shawn) Corbin, Rachel (Randy) Bethke, Kristy (Jim) Niedzielski, Tatyanna, Andrew, Wyatt and Riley Bonk; eleven great grandchildren: Ethan Endreson, Kayla McInerney, Taya and Atley Endreson, Luke and Macy Prestidge, Lindsey Pelletier, Avery and Cole Corbin, Kayla and Nathan Niedzielski; a sister: Marion Lacina; three sister-in-laws: Myrtle Bonk, Dorothy Schindler and Bev Elsenpeter; other relatives and friends.
Preceded in death by his wife: Mildred “Millie” Bonk, children: Dale, Ronald “Curly” & Marlene Buckley, parents, four brothers: Willard, Ray, Ted and Ed Bonk and by three sisters: Sylvia Varner, Ruby Kuhlman and Marie Hayes.

Funeral services for Ruben Bonk will be held on Tuesday, June 3rd at 11:00 A.M. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo. Pastor Roger Klemz will officiate.

Interment will follow at Lakeview Cemetery in Buffalo.
A visitation will be held on Monday, June 2nd from 4-8 P.M. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo. A Prayer service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Further visitation will be held on Tuesday morning, June 2nd one hour prior to services.

Honorary Casket Bearers will be his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Casket Bearers will be Nyles Gentz, Rod Pederson, Steve Mauer, Raymond Schmidt, Bill Cruikshank and Vince Lundeen.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo is serving the family.

1 Guestbook Entry

  1. Renee merges

    Your dad was a wonderful person. He helped my husband Pete in the assessing field for many years. I also knew him and your mom well. They were great people. They will be missed.


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