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Bonnie A. Homan, 61, Green Bay, earned her wings into heaven, on Sunday, January 6, 2013, at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee. She was given the greatest gift by her brother Randy through a stem cell donation to treat Multiple Myeloma. Born in Green Bay, May 30, 1951, Bonnie is the second of 14 children, daughter of Shirley (Deffke) and the late Wally Tielens. She married Mike Homan, March 31, 1973, at Our Lady Queen of Peace in Sugarbush. While working at Prange Way she made many dear friends. For over 15 years, Bonnie ran a daycare in her home where she treated every child as her own. Bonnie and her husband owned and ran the Mill Town Café for the past 19 years, where she made the best Apple Pie from scratch. Every customer came in as a stranger and left as a friend. Bonnie was active in her church, Saints Peter and Paul, co-chair for the Thanksgiving Day Meal at Lambeau, and volunteered for the Green Bay Police Department, Neighborhood Watch and Special Olympics. She was a proud 36 gallon donor at American Red Cross. Bonnie will be greatly missed at the Party Pit at the Gamblers games. She will be fondly remembered for her hospitality and quick wit, her infectious personality, and always knowing how to make people laugh.
She is survived by her husband, Mike; 3 children and their spouses, Jessica (Greg) Simonson, Jeremy (Trina) Homan all of Green Bay, and Kerry (Marcos) Garcia of Seattle, WA; 3 grandchildren, Lainey, Carter, and Kendall; mother, Shirley Tielens; siblings and their spouses, Darel (Lynn) Tielens, Nancy Roberts, Bruce (Kathy) Tielens, Dale (Cindy) Tielens, Randy (Anne) Tielens all of Green Bay, Roxy (Bob) Michiels of Denmark, Mark (Maria) Tielens of Green Bay, Annette (Tod) Simonar,of Luxemburg, Sherry Van Pay of Green Bay, Missy (Cliff) Shreiner of Worthington, MN, and Jenny (Wade) Sicklinger of Luxemburg; brother-in-law, Steve Metzler of Luxemburg; 31 nieces and nephews; special friend, Dee Krouth; many other relatives and countless friends.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her father; sisters, Julie and Mary Ann; and brother, Joseph; grandparents, Bill and Harriet Tielens, and Clarence and Mabel Deffke.
Visitation at MALCORE (East) Funeral Home, University Ave. at Baird Street, Friday from 3:00-8:00 P.M. Parish wake service 7:00 P.M. Friday at the funeral home. Saturday's visitation will continue at St. Francis Xavier Cathedral, from 9:00 A.M. until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11:00 A.M. with the Most Reverend David L. Ricken officiating, and Deacons Mike Vincent and Tom Mahoney assisting. Entombment at Allouez Chapel Mausoleum. Visit www.malcorefuneralhome.com to send an online condolence to the family. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established at the funeral home in Bonnie's name.
The family would like to extend a special thanks to Dr. Mansky and the Cancer Team at Bellin, the Bellin 4th floor infusion nurses, Dr. Hari and staff at the Froedtert Cancer Clinic and 4NT and BMT teams, the Green Bay Firefighters, and everyone who assisted with her benefit.
Malcore Funeral Home
701 N Baird St Green Bay, WI 54302
Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Jan. 8 to Jan. 9, 2013