Bonnie Maxine Kaukl, age 79, of Richland Center, passed peacefully on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Schmitt-Woodland Hills.
Bonnie was born Dec. 5, 1934 in Hillsboro to Edwin and Florence ‘Susie’ Swenink. Bonnie married Laverne Kaukl on Sept. 17, 1955. She retired from Rockwell Automation after 25 years of employment. Bonnie and Laverne enjoyed many winters in Fountain Hills, Arizona. Bonnie was a die-hard Packer and Badger fan and was very proud of her Irish heritage. She lived her life to the fullest.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years, Laverne and, their two children Kim (Ronnie) Kaukl of Plain, and Rene’ (Tim) Stoltz of Richland Center; three granddaughters Mariah Kaukl of Mazomanie, Cassie (Eric) White of Mazomaine, and Claire Kaukl of Plain; one great granddaughter expected arrival May 30, 2014; sister in-laws Lorraine Swenink of Arena, Kathleen Swenink of Reedsburg, Hazel Swenink of Cahokia, Ill, Geneva Schaefer of Platteville, and many other nieces and nephews.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Fred, Art, and John Swenink; sisters Juanita Liska, Wilma Lee and Edith ‘Gaye’ Stoddard; sister-in-laws Irene Swenink and Marvelene Kaukl; and brother- in-laws Al Schaefer, Clifford Lee, Arnold Liska and, Leonard Stoddard.
A Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church, Richland Center, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, April 23, 2014, with Monsignor Roger Scheckel presiding. Burial was in St. Mary Catholic Cemetery following the service. Visitation was held at Stafford Funeral Home, Richland Center, on Tuesday, April 22, 2014, from 4-7 p.m.
Visitation was also held at the church on Wednesday from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. Online condolences available at www.staffordfuneralhomes.com. The Stafford Funeral Home assisted the family with the arrangements.