THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Erwin E. Bonatz
Issue Date: November 15, 2018
Erwin E. Bonatz, 85 of Mountain, passed away Saturday, Nov. 10, 2018 with family by his side.
Born Oct. 9, 1933, to the late Ernest and Margaret (Martens) Bonatz, on June 27, 1983, he married Erika Zimmer and he was a loving husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother, brother-in-law and uncle.
He is survived by his wife of 35 years, Erika; five children from his previous marriage to Irene Ahrens Bonatz, Erwin (Su) Bonatz Jr., Fred Bonatz, Linda (Edward) Swanson, Eric (Donna) Bonatz and Ralph (Mary) Bonatz; a former daughter-in-law, Karen Bonatz; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Eleanor Pascher; his in-laws in the Zimmer family and many nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by his father and mother-in-law, Stefan and Josefina Zimmer; four brothers-in-law, Frank Pascher, Stefan Zimmer, Mathias Zimmer and John Robertson and a sister-in-law, Elsa Sheridan.
A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 at The Weatherwood, 12898 Hwy 32, Mountain, Wi., from noon to 3:30 p.m. Gruetzmacher Funeral Home of Suring is assisting the family with arrangements.