SALEM - James Michael Bonfert, 75, of Salem died Friday morning at Salem Regional Medical Center.
He was born on May 15, 1940 in Salem, the son of the late Gustave Adolf and Mildred Jane (Moore) Bonfert.
He was a member of the Emmanuel Lutheran Church.
A U.S. Air Force veteran, he was a 1959 graduate of Salem High School.
He was self-employed as an engineer and drafting specialist.
He is survived by his wife, the former Sandra L. "Judy" Gearin; his children, Janie Hamlin of Medina and Jillian Bingham of Myrtle Beach, S.C.; stepchildren Diana Vegila, Brian Cramer, Leigh Lyons and Scott Koffell, all of Salem; nine grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
A funeral service will be held at 8 p.m. Monday at Arbaugh-Pearce-Greenisen & Sons Funeral and Cremation Services, Salem. A time of visitation will be held from 1-3 and 6-8 p.m. Monday.
Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery in Salem.
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