David Paul Bonikowske, born August 16th, 1932, son of the late Elmer and Clara, went quietly home to be with the Lord with his family beside him on March 8th, 2014.
David, an avid deer hunter and fisherman, farmed until 1977, then became a wonderful salesman with John Deere Equipment until his stroke in 2008. He was passionately involved in the church, a Waupaca County Deputy, active member of the Thresherman’s Club and Snowmobile Club. David celebrated 60 years of marriage to Margaret Moericke. They settled in Ogdensburg where they raised their children: Steve (Royalton), Kathryn Racine-Kinchen (Atlanta), Tim (Manawa), Patti (Craig) Hevner (Colorado), Beth (Tim) Voss (Ogdensburg). He was a proud grandpa to 12 and greatgrampa to 17. Siblings include: Bob (Eloyious), Roger (Betty), both of Manawa; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Ann Bonikowske , Manawa; Roy (Luella) Moericke, Big Falls; Jeanette Schmidt, Florida; and Marlene Moericke, Scandinavia. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Lucile (Ben) Ferg, Jeanette (Marvin) Hein , brothers Vilas and Melvin, and brothers-in-law Roy Schmidt and Donald Moericke.
The funeral service for David will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014 at 11:30 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Manawa with Rev. Vilas Mazemke officiating. A visitation for David will be held on Tuesday, March 11, 2014 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Cline- Hanson- Dahlke Funeral home in Manawa and on Wednesday at the church from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service.