Margaret C. Boneske, 97, Athens, died Thursday, March 24, 2011 under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services at Our House Assisted Living, Wausau.
Margaret comes from a big family! She is the third oldest of ten brothers and sisters. Margaret was born November 28, 1913 in Saskatchewan, Canada, where her dad grew wheat and worked as a carpenter. When she was 12, the family moved to Wisconsin to her grandmother's farm just outside of Abbotsford.
On February 24, 1932, she married Arnold Boneske in Athens. He preceded her in death on August 7, 1993. Margaret farmed with her husband for many years in the town of Bern and the town of Halsey. Among her favorite pastimes, she enjoyed fishing and gardening.
Survivors include, two sons, Roy (Caroline) Boneske and Kenneth (Viola Downing) Boneske, both of Athens; one daughter, Darlene (Donald) Zietlow, Wausau; one sister, Ruby (Elmer) France, Wausau; 17 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren; 19 great great grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents, Roy and Susan (Shimler) Merwin; one son, Gerald Boneske; three great grandchildren, Luke, Zachary and Travis Boneske; three sisters, Lillian Eggebrecht, Valerie Kundo and Marjorie Zoromski; and five brothers, Aaron, George, Archie, Ralph and Leland Merwin.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, March 28, 2011 at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Athens. Robert Ruprich will officiate. Burial will be in the Athens Lutheran Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. and again on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of services all at the Athens funeral home.
Online condolences at www.petersonkraemer.com