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Ethel A. Bonkoski(1915 - 2013)

CRYSTAL LAKE – Ethel A. Bonkoski, 98, of Crystal Lake, passed away Sunday, March 24, 2013, at her home.
She was born Jan. 8, 1915, in Carpentersville, to Albert and Ella (Mugge) Young. On June 1, 1946, she married Edward Bonkoski in Algonquin. 
She was a devoted member of Immanuel Lutheran Church. She was passionate toward helping with the family farm and antique store in Union. She was a supporter of numerous charitable causes including local food banks, aid to veterans, The Salvation Army and UNICEF. She enjoyed the activities of her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
She is survived by her daughters, June (Robert) Stoudt and Susan (Ronald) Hansing; daughter-in-law, Christine Bonkoski; grandchildren, Kurt Stoudt, Kristin (Lincoln) Hill, Cary Hansing, Kevin Hansing and Nicole (Scott) Foss; and great-grandchildren, Robert, Taylor and Jackson Hill. She was an aunt and cousin to many throughout Crystal Lake and the surrounding area.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Edward; her parents; her son, Richard Bonkoski; and her siblings, Viola Smith, Roy Young and Albert Young.
The visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 2, at Querhammer & Flagg Funeral Home, 500 W. Terra Cotta Ave., Crystal Lake. A graveside service at Crystal Lake Union Cemetery will follow.
For information, call the funeral home at 815-459-1760. Online condolences may be made at www.querhammerandflagg.com. 
Published in the Northwest Herald on Mar. 29, 2013
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