BONITA “BONNIE” L. HEIER GILLES
ADDRESS: W3222 State Hwy 64, Medford; A Township of Browning resident
PLACE, DATE & TIME OF DEATH: 6:45 AM Wednesday, November 25 at Ministry St. Joseph’s Hospital, Marshfield where she had been a patient for the past 6 days
TIME & PLACE OF SERVICES: 11:00 AM Saturday, November 28 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford
OFFICIATING: Father Michael Hayden
INTERMENT: Holy Rosary Catholic Cemetery, Medford
VISITATION: 9 AM until the time of services at 11 AM on Saturday, November 28 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford
DATE & PLACE OF BIRTH: November 10, 1933 at Medford
EDUCATION: Holy Rosary Elementary School, Medford and attended Medford High School
MARRIAGE: February 11, 1953 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford to Kenneth “Ken” C. Gilles and he survives
PRINCIPLE EVENTS IN LIFE: In her early years she worked at Milwaukee Master Lock Co. After her marriage, they farmed in the Town of Browning for many years. While farming, she also worked at Medford Laundry, Marathon Cheese and in the laundry dept. at Memorial Hospital, Medford until retirement. She dedicated her life to loving the Lord, her husband and her children. She had unending patience, unwavering kindness & vast amounts of love for her family. Nobody ever went without a kiss, a hug or an “I love you” either in person or over the phone. She was always there as our rock no matter how turbulent the storm or how hilarious the situation. She was the best cook with the ability to take hardly anything and make it into the best meal. She made homemade bread, baked dozens of raised donuts, cookies, fruit cakes & candy. Christmas was her favorite time of the year. She had a wonderful sense of humor and always a smile on her face. She enjoyed music, playing piano, cooking, baking, playing cards, going for rides, spending time with her children & grand-children.
MEMBER OF: Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Medford
SURVIVING SPOUSE: Kenneth “Ken” C. Gilles of Medford
SURVIVING CHILDREN: Deb May of Wausau, Ken (Rose) of Medford, Peggy (Ken) Lichtl of Medford, Kelly (Mark) Schmitz of Spencer, Patrick (Darla) of Medford, Susan (Mark) Staab of Marshfield, Tamara Bansemer of Wausau, Todd of Medford, Amy Jo (La Vern) Hahn of Medford & Lee of Medford
CHILDREN DECEASED: Son - Timothy in 1977; Grandsons – Jeremy Lichtl in 1982, Joshua Schmitz in 2006, Abe Gilles in 2011
# OF LIVING GRANDCHILDREN: 17 GR-GRANDCHILDREN: 14 with one more due in March of 2016
SURVIVING BROTHERS/SISTERS: Sister – Jenine Cullen of Sheboygan; Brothers – John (Betty) Heier of Medford & Galen (Joann) Heier of Waupaca
BROTHERS/SISTERS DECEASED: Sister – Carol Armbrust
DECEASED FATHER: John Heier, Jr.
DECEASED MOTHER: Eunice Winchell
PALLBEARERS: Grandsons – Rob May, Kyle Czerniak, Eric Staab, Nicholas Schmitz, Ryan & Travis Gilles
OTHER INFORMATION: -For online condolences, please visit hemerfuneralservice.com
You can be a rich person but you are the poorest in the land if you don't have your beloved mother to clasp your hand.
Her smile is gone forever, her hands will bake no more, still we have such sweet memories of the one we loved so much.
These memories are in our keeping so we'll never be apart.
God has her in His kingdom, but we have her in our hearts.
So you, who have a mother, cherish her with care, for you will never know the heartache until she is no longer there.