Frank John Bonk, age 97, of McHenry, died Thursday, October 17, 2013, at JourneyCare in Barrington.
He was born November 8, 1915 in Chicago to John and Katherine (Jacek) Bonk. On June 21, 1941, he married Marion Ann Schaffer at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Chicago.
Also on that day, he enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served in the European Theater during World War II.
Frank was a resident of McHenry for the past 33 years. An employee of Western Electric, he began employment before he entering the Army and resumed employment after his discharge from service. He worked in the Cable Division as an instructor for 37 years.
He was a longtime member of St. Mary’s Church in McHenry, the Moose Lodge #691, and the Telephone Pioneers of America. Enjoyments included playing golf in his younger years, and doing jigsaw puzzles. He happily assisted his daughter using his jigsaw talents by completing puzzles for her Hallmark store displays.
Survivors include a daughter, Patricia Lee Boeglin of Roselle; a son, Ronald K. Bonk of McHenry; 9 grandchildren; and 16 great grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marion, on March 15, 2002; a daughter, Joyce K. Hoveland; a grandson, Joseph Boeglin; a brother, Leonard; and five sisters, Josephine Bonk, Mary Bresky, Vanda Robertson, Emma Schwartz, and Francine Smetana.
Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Monday, October 21, 2013, at Justen Funeral Home & Crematory, 3700 W. Charles J. Miller Road, McHenry, IL 60050.
Visitation will resume Tuesday at the funeral home from 9:30 a.m. until 10:30 a.m. The funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m. in the funeral home.
Interment will be in Windridge Memorial Park, Cary.
For information, please call the funeral home at 815-385-2400, or visit www.justenfh.com.