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Bonnie Lou Lorraine (Null) Monfort

Nov 29, 1932 - Mar 04, 2024

Bonnie Lou Lorraine (Null) Monfort, 91, Lena, died peacefully at home in the care of her family Monday morning, March 4, 2024. She was surrounded with love when she went to be with her Heavenly Father.

Bonnie was born to Thomas A. and Elizabeth “Pearl” Null, in Whiting, Iowa, and was the eighth of ten children. Bonnie had four brothers and five sisters, Dorothy, Ethel, Aaron, Merlin, Vivian, Earl, Virgil, Nellie, and Patricia. They grew up farming and living off the land. She graduated from Central High School class of 1950, in Sioux City, Iowa.

Bonnie worked after graduation as a secretary/typist for United Wholesalers in Sioux City. During this time she met Henry “Hank” J. Monfort while he was stationed there in the US Air Force. They were married on March 7, 1953 at the Sioux City Air Base Chapel.

Following their marriage and Hanks’ discharge from the Air Force the couple moved to Kelly Brook where they owned and operated a family farm and raised seven children.  Because Hank worked at the local paper mill, Bonnie and the kids kept the farm running, raising animals, crops and maintaining a large family garden.

Bonnie was a longtime and active member of the Hickory United Methodist Church where she served on many committees.  She volunteered as a Kelly Brook 4-H Leader and was once an avid bowler with the Spruce Ballroom team and enjoyed the game of golf in her retirement years.  Bonnie was a Green Bay Packer fan and enjoyed traveling with her daughters and friends. Bonnie will be fondly remembered as a devoted and loving wife, mother, sister and grandmother who enjoyed family gatherings and watching her grandchildren’s sporting activities.

She is survived by her sister, Patricia Hoffman, SD. Her five daughters, Peggy  Woodke, Lena; Cindy (Kevin) Zoromski, Suring; Joanne (Dan) Egan, Suring; Sandra Lamb, Lena; Julie (Frank) Konitzer, Oconto Falls; one son Henry “Joe” (Michelle) Monfort, Green Bay.

Grandchildren Nick Woodke, Elizabeth (Ryan) Zahn, Danny (Diana) Woodke, Emily (Jon) Bahrke, Molly (Justin) VanderBloemen, Jordan (Melissa) Gehling, Jessica (Mike) Kaczmarek, Andrew Lamb, Carrie Zingler, Chloe (Josh) Milakovich, Jenny (Shailler) Zillmer, Quinn Monfort, Eden Monfort, Lydia Monfort and Caitlin (Cody) Dalton, Danielle Eagan.

Great grandchildren Ava and Audrey Woodke, Brody and Parker Zahn, Reese and Landon Woodke, Ryker, Harvey, and Hank Bahrke, Gavin, Wyatt,and Josie VanderBloemen, Meridian and Jaxon Gehling,  David, Carleigh, and Maggie Kaczmarek, Dakota Yancy, Gracie, and Huckleberry Zingler, Jace and Cami Milakovich, Penelope Monfort, Cayden and Elliot Monfort, Vivian and Alaina Dalton, Kyndall and Lailah Eagan.

Brother- and sister-in-law, Carl and Frances Monfort, and sisters-in-law Nancy Campbell and Joyce Monfort, brother-in-law, Mike Monfort, many extended family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Hank in 2002, daughter Deanna Monfort in 1978, four brothers, Aaron, Merlin, Earl and Virgil Null and four sisters, Dorothy, Ethel, Vivian and Nellie and two sons-in-law, George Konitzer and David Lamb.

Visitation will be held after 3:00 PM Thursday, March 7, 2024 at Jones Funeral Service in Oconto Falls with a concluding prayer service at 7:00 PM Thursday.  Visitation will continue after 9:00 AM Friday, March 8, 2024 at Hickory United Methodist Church until time of service.  Funeral services will be held 10:30 AM Friday at the church with Pastor Dominic Petit officiating.  Burial will follow in Pine Hill Cemetery.

In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, memorials may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital.

The Monfort family would like to thank Heartland Hospice, especially Amanda, Eldy and Jill for the care and concern shown Bonnie and her family.

Visitation

Thursday Mar 7, 2024, 3:00 until 7:00 PM at Jones Funeral Service [map]

Evening Services

Thursday Mar 7, 2024, 7:00 PM at Jones Funeral Service [map]

Visitation

Friday Mar 8, 2024, after 9:00 AM until time of service at Hickory United Methodist Church [map]

Church Service

Friday Mar 8, 2024, 10:30 AM at Hickory United Methodist Church [map]


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