Malec & Sons Funeral Home

6000 North Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL


Boguslawa "Bonnie" Kraus

June 22, 1955June 23, 2020

Loving mother of Monika (Timothy) Shields and Tanya (Joseph Wise) Kraus; beloved daughter of Weronika (the late Michael) Ziemba; cherished babcia of Timmy, Angelina, Natalie, and Jenna; loving sister of Elizabeth (Stanley) Kozlowski, Arkadiusz Ziemba, and Henry (Katarzyna) Ziemba; cherished aunt and friend of many. Preceded in death by her husband, the late Miroslaw Kraus. Bonnie was born in Poland and immigrated to the U.S. by ship in 1962. She lived in Chicago for the last 58 years and spent over 40 years as owner and beautician of her Niles hair salon. She loved to dance, travel, and entertain her family and friends. As a self-taught home baker, she expressed her artistry through the many cakes she created over the years. She spent her free time caring for her grandchildren and enjoyed evenings with her book club friends. She will be missed by many. Funeral services private. Interment Maryhill Catholic Cemetery. For more information, please call (773) 774-4100 or visit www.malecandsonsfh.com.


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Boguslawa "Bonnie" Kraus

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Claudia Carter

June 30, 2020

To Monika, Tanya and Family,
There really are no words to heal the heart at this difficult time, but know that you all are in my thoughts. Just know that Mom is always with you and that she will continue to be proud of you and her grandchildren every step of the way. Stay strong and always celebrate the life that was.

Danielle Lamberti

June 29, 2020

Bonnie was a wonderful person- beautiful both inside and out. She raised 2 amazing girls that have been my friends since we were babies. I love this family dearly. Sending my condolences to Bonnie’s entire family. May she rest in peace.

Mary Jean Jarosz

June 27, 2020

BONNIE was a very special lady. She always had a smile on her face and a joy to be around. She will be missed.

Patrick Heneghan

June 26, 2020

My condolences to Monika and Tanya and your families on the loss of your mother and grandmother. To Mrs. Ziemba, Ella, Archie and Henry; I’m so sorry, and I wish you comfort and peace in the coming days. Bonnie was like my big sister. Our families have been intertwined through love and respect for many years. We have experienced so many good times and also some unfortunate ones. That’s life! I’m saddened that Bonnie has been taken from us, but I am reassured as I pray that she will now join Myrec and Papa Ziemba . So many memories... May God bless us all and hold Bonnie close to him.

Carmen Lopez

June 24, 2020

Bonnie, was the most joyful person. I can see her giant smile that shines through her eyes making everyone happy. Every memory I have with Bonnie includes her singing...very loudly. She will be greatly missed