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Kuiper Funeral Home

9039 Kleinman Road, Highland, IN

OBITUARY

Donald J. Bonke

February 6, 1947November 25, 2019

Donald J. Bonke, age 72, of Highland, IN

Donald J. Bonke, age 72 of Highland, IN passed away November 25,2019. Donald is survived by his aunt Barbara (William) May of Ft. Myers, Fl; two uncles Bernie Davies of England, William Pisano, many cousins and friends. Funeral services will be held Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 11:00AM at Kuiper Funeral Home, 9039 Kleinman Rd (two blocks south of Ridge Rd) Highland, IN with Randy Harrison, Minister officiating. Private entombment. Friends may visit with the family on Saturday morning from 10:00AM to 11:00AM (service time) at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers memorial donations to the Leukemia Society, 1275 York Ave New York , NY 10065 would be appreciated.

Services

  • Visitation Saturday, December 7, 2019
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 7, 2019

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Carol Cane

December 7, 2019

We didn’t see you very often as we live so far away but you kept in touch with your cards and letters. Uncle Bernard and Auntie Joyce were so pleased to have exchanged letters with you just before your passing. We have reminisced this week on your visits to England, the places we visited and the two years you spent with us. We are so sorry we can’t travel to the funeral but you are in our thoughts and prayers. With love Joanne, Carol, Uncle Bernard and Auntie Joyce.

Doug and Jane Holroyd

December 7, 2019

You will be so missed, Donald. Your warmth and sense of family will stay with us forever. Rest in Peace.

Patty and Jim Anderson

December 6, 2019

You amazing kindness in sending cards for every holiday always touched our family. Your sense of family is a kind reminder to all how important family is. Rest In Peace Donald.

LuAnn Pisano Holewinski

December 4, 2019

All of us in the Pisano family are grateful to Donald for taking such good care of his mother, Connie, (my Aunt) and my father's brother, Ralph Pisano (Connie's husband.) He handled their healthcare and never forgot to send us regular greeting cards for special occasions like Easter, Thanksgiving and Christmas. When Aunt Connie was alive, Don would even drive his mom to bridal showers, etc. so that she could continue to attend & be part of family events. I am so glad that Madelyn lived nearby for so long, and was loving enough to include him and Aunt Connie for holiday and occasional meals both before and after Ralph passed. I know it must have been difficult for Donald, to care for aging parents while bearing so much responsibility, when the rest of his entire family, on both sides, lived so distant. I am so glad that Don was able to join us for my father, Bill Pisano's, 90th birthday party in August 2017. Donald loved God, served his country, respected his parents, and was a valued member of our family. In addition to knowing Donald as an adult, we remember him during the fun times when he was a child and joined with the rest of the family at birthday parties and for Christmas in Grandma Lucy's basement. This is how I would like to remember him. We all loved Donald and on behalf of the entire Pisano family, we want to say, "We will never forget him." He truly lived the Marine's motto, "Semper Fi" (Always Faithful).
Love, LuAnn, Uncle Bill, and Tom

barbara may

December 2, 2019

Donald - rest in peace. Memories of the family times we shared will always be in my heart
Barbara May

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY