OBITUARY

Bruno C. Bonczyk

April 26, 1922November 17, 2012
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Bruno C Bonczyk, 90, of Springfield, passed away early on Saturday, November 17, 2012, at Memorial Medical Center. He was born on April 26, 1922 in Chicago, the son of Stanley and Rose (Szczesny) Bonczyk. Bruno married Irene Ilkanic in 1951, they have celebrated 61 years of marriage together. Bruno proudly served our country during WWII and was able to participate in the Honor Flight to Washington D.C. with his fellow WWII veterans. He and his wife lived in East Alton, IL for 48 years before relocating to Springfield. Bruno retired from Alton Board Box Company as a designer, where he obtained 3 U.S. Patents in his career. He is survived by his wife Irene, three children; Bruce (Margi) Bonczyk of Springfield, Barbara (Bob) Whitworth of Centennial CO, and Beverly (David) Stock of Burr Ridge IL, as well as 3 grandchildren; Claire Whitworth, and Bradley and Tyler Stock. Preceding Bruno in death are his parents, and his brother Stanley Bonczyk Jr. defending our freedom in WWII. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 from 4-7 pm with a prayer service at 4 pm, at Bisch Funeral Home West, 2931 S Koke Mill Rd. Springfield, IL 62711. Funeral Mass will be held on Wednesday, November 21, 2012 at 10:30 am at St. Agnes Catholic Church, 245 N Amos, Springfield, IL 62702, with Rev. Robert Jallas celebrating the mass. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery, where honors will be provided by the Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail. In lieu of flowers memorials in his name may be made to the Land of Lincoln Honor Flight, or to St. Jude’s Childrens Hospital. Please share in the “Life Remembered Story” at www.bischfuneralhomewest.com

Services

  • Visitation Tuesday, November 20, 2012
  • Funeral Service Wednesday, November 21, 2012
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Marcia McCord

November 22, 2012

My deepest sympathy in your loss.

Mark & Sally Wegman

November 22, 2012

Irene, Bruce & Margi, Barb, Beverly and families, Sally and I were deeply saddened to hear of Bruno's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you as you go through this difficult time.
Mark & Sally Wegman, Springfield, MO

November 21, 2012

So sorry for your loss. Our prayers go out to all of your family. Growing up on Northmoor Pl. was a wonderful memory for our whole family with all the great neighbors. Bruno was one of a kind. Donna Brown, Alice McClintock, Pam Asadorian,Rich McClintock, and Mary Hatcher East Alton, IL

November 21, 2012

So sorry you lost Bruno, Irene. God Bless you and your Family during this sad time! Carmen "Kemp" McLaughlin (Millers Mutual -Friend)

Gail (Betts) Wallace

November 20, 2012

Barb,

I am sorry to hear about your dad. I am thinking of you and your family and praying for your comfort.

Gail (Betts) Wallace

November 20, 2012

Irene,

It has been a long time since our work days together at Millers Mutual. I am sorry to hear of Bruno's death. I send my sympathy to you and your family.

Virginia Duvall

November 20, 2012

Our deepest sympathy for your whole family. The Duvall Family

November 19, 2012

Irene, Bruce and Family:

Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Tom & Laurie Morrissey (Oceanside, CA)

Will and Dana Olson

November 19, 2012

It's hard to know what to say, except that we are thinking of you and Margi in friendship and in sympathy.

Rebecca Cowley

November 19, 2012

Barb - so sorry to hear of your loss. Your family will be in our thoughts and prayers. I pray for safe travel for all of you during this very busy time of year.