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 Minnie Marie <I>Deininger</I> Bohnsack

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Minnie Marie Deininger Bohnsack

  • Birth 10 Feb 1898 Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
  • Death 13 Aug 1969 Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 88144775

Mrs. Minnie Bohnsack, age 71, of South Dodge St., Galena, passed away Wednesday, August 13, at the Galena Hospital after an extended illness.

Born in East Galena Township on February 10, 1898, she was a daughter of the late William and Louise Mugge Deininger. In February, 1916, she was united in marriage to Leo Bohnsack in Galena. They farmed in the Schapville area for 25 years until 1941 when they moved to Galena and Mr. Bohnsack went to work at the Savannah Ordinace Depot. He passed away on July 28, 1957.

Mrs. Bohnsack was formerly a member of the Zion Lutheran Church of Schapville, and was active in the Ladie's Aid. After moving to Galena she joined St. Matthew Lutheran Church.

She is survived by two sons: Vernon, of Lena, Illinois, and Norman, of Galena; two daughters, Mrs. Stanley (Marian) Davis, of Scales Mound, and Mrs. Jacob (Jeanette) Brenner, of Dubuque; sixteen grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; two brothers, Willis Deininger, of Galena, and John Deininger, of Savanna; and three sisters, Mrs. Rex (Clara) Lyle, of Juda, Wisconsin, Mrs. Clifford (Pauline) Dunstan, of Galena, and Mrs. Ted (Amanda) Wagner, of Hampshire, Illinois.

Besides her parents and husband, two sisters, Mrs. John (Rose) Joweski, and Mrs William (Bertha) Studier; and a brother, Herbert, preceded her in death.

Funeral services were held on Saturday, August 16, at 1:30 P.M. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church with Rev. Raymond Heilener officiating. Two hymns, "In the Garden" and "Rock of Ages" were sung by Dr. William Gillies, accompanied by Miss Katherine Norris. Casket bearers were Lester Deininger, John Joweski, Clifford Dunstan, James O'Bel, Eldon Brandt, and Wilbur Hammer. Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery.

source: The Weekly Visitor, p4, 21 Aug 1969.


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  • Created by: Kathryn Lightcap
  • Added: 6 Apr 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 88144775
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Minnie Marie Deininger Bohnsack (10 Feb 1898–13 Aug 1969), Find A Grave Memorial no. 88144775, citing Greenwood Cemetery, Galena, Jo Daviess County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Kathryn Lightcap (contributor 47562941) .