Karen Ann Bonick of Boyd, WI, loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, and sister passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2022.
Karen had just celebrated her 70th birthday on Jan. 28th. She was born in Chicago,IL the daughter of Edward and Eleanor (Jesionowski) Bernal.
Karen was raised in Chicago,IL where she graduated from Kennedy High School in 1970, and it was also where she was united in marriage to Wayne Bonick on July 3, 1972. Wayne and Karen started their family in Chicago and then in 1986, with 6 children, the family moved to their present home in Boyd, WI in the town of Wilson.
Karen’s life revolved around her family and her home. She always wanted a large family and was truly blessed with her 9 children, step son, and their families. She was very content with her country life in northern Wisconsin, where she tended to all her family’s needs always putting them first. She also enjoyed watching Hallmark movies, and all the different birds that would visit her many bird feeders; especially the Cardinals which where her favorite. She especially enjoyed her roll as grandmother and always wanted to be first in line if a baby sitter was needed and as often as needed.
Karen will be deeply missed by Wayne her devoted husband for nearly 50 years; 5 daughters, Tina (Troy) Anderson of Augusta, Michele (Chad) Girard of Boyd, Loren (Troy) Potaczek of Stanley, Tisha (Eric) Schuebel of Boyd, Samantha (Becky) Pierce of Hawkins; 4 sons, Deacon (Renee) Bonick of Brillion, Mike Bonick of Menomonie, Ted Bonick of Stanley, Josh Bonick (Lisa Lawonn) of Hartford; step son, Jordan Videka serving in the Marine Corp. in North Carolina; 20 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren. She is further survived by her sister Diane Kania of Stanley, and brother Larry (Patsy) Bernal of Justice, IL; brother-in-law Jeff (Phyllis) Bonick, and sister-in-law Kim (Dennis) O'Connell of IL.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and father and mother-in-law Ted and Audrey Bonick.
The family would like to thank all her doctors, nurses, and staff at Prevea and Sacred Heart Hospital that took care of her during her illness; and the Eau Claire County Sheriff's department, and Edson|Boyd|Delmar ambulance service for their efforts.
Private family funeral services will be held at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta,WI, with burial in the spring.
Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com