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Mildred Bonk, 87

Mildred “Millie” Bonk, age 87, of Buffalo, died Monday, Aug. 2, 2010, at Lake Ridge Assisted Living.

She was born Aug. 14, 1922, in Wahkon, MN, the daughter of LeRoy “Bud” and Christina Perisian.

Mildred was joined in holy marriage to Ruben Bonk Nov. 2, 1940. God blessed their marriage with nine children.

She was a member of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo.

Millie enjoyed ceramics/crafts, flowers, gardening, and reading.

She is survived by her loving husband of 69 years, Ruben; children: Jim (Ruth) Bonk, Linda (Alvin) Bodin, Vicky Endreson, Rick (Peggy) Bonk, Randy (Lisa) Bonk, all of Buffalo and Mike Bonk of St. Michael; 13 grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.

Millie is further survived by a son-in-law, Bob Buckley of Buffalo; two sisters, Dorothy Schindler of Buffalo and Beverly Elsenpeter of Waverly; two sisters-in-law, Marion Lacina and Marie Hayes, both of Buffalo, and many other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by children, Dale Bonk, Ronald “Curly” Bonk, and Marlene Buckley; her parents; two brothers, Albert and Allen Perisian; and by a sister, Janette Elsenpeter.

Funeral services took place Friday, Aug. 6 at 2 p.m. at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo with visitation preceding the service, beginning at noon. The Rev. Chris Bode officiated, and interment followed at Lakeview cemetery.

Casket bearers ere Tim and Tony Endreson, Jarrod and Ryan Bonk, Joe Prestidge, and Shaun Corbin.

Millie’s grandchildren and great-grandchildren were honorary casket bearers.

The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo is proud to have served the family.