Charles G. Bonk
Charles G. Bonk
  • December 2, 1937 - December 29, 2016
  • Marengo, Illinois

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Charles G. Bonk Jr., 79, of Marengo, passed away December 29, 2016. Born December 2, 1937 in Chicago; he was the son of Charles G. and Lillian (Polgesek) Bonk. He married Kathleen E. Wilcox on September 22, 1973 in Marengo.
A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Charles retired from Union Special after more than 20 years of employment. He was a member of Sacred Heart Church, Marengo.
An avid fan of the Chicago Bears, White Sox and Blackhawks; Charles enjoyed NASCAR and traveling locally.
He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Kathy Bonk; children, Tammy (Tim) Schultz and Corey (Christina) Bonk; grandchildren, Lucas, Logan and Landon Bonk and Katherine "Paige" Schultz; brother, Dennis Bonk; and sister, Dorothy Mayo; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Charles was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Marlene Ponzetti.
A special "thank you" to the staff at Florence Nursing Home; especially Kathi, Barb, Marianne and Debbie
Visitation 5 until 8 p.m. Monday, January 2nd, at Marengo-Union Funeral Home, 505 E. Grant Hwy., Marengo. Visitation continued 9 until 9:45 a.m.Tuesday, January3rd, at the funeral home with funeral mass to follow 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Church, 323 North Taylor Street, Marengo. Interment in Marengo City Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer's Foundation or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. Online condolences may be submitted at