Steven S. Bonlender

Steven S. Bonlender, 63, went home to heaven where they need help with the farm fields Saturday, July 13, 2019 at Kathy Hospice after a courageous battle with cancer with his beloved family gathered with him. 

He was born December 5, 1955 in Fond du Lac, the son of Harold E. and Eileen A. (nee Steger) Bonlender. On September 30, 1978, Steve married Mary Lou M. Fell at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Ashford. 

Steve was employed at Kasten Mfg, drove milk truck, spent 25 years as a foreman/operating engineer for Michels Corporation and worked for many farmers throughout his life. He had a passion for farming and enjoyed hunting, ice fishing, snowmobiling, bowling, ATVing, tractor pulls and farm auctions. 

Most important to Steve was time spent with family and friends especially his five granddaughters. 

Survivors include his wife of 40 years Mary Lou, son Rick (Ashley) Bonlender and their daughters Sierrah, Kennedy and Holland, daughter Krystle (Adam) Helsell and their daughters Mackenzie and Libbie, siblings Darlene (Allen) Werkmeister, Loren (Gail) Bonlender, Sharon (Dennis) Hundt and Mary B. (Joseph) Spaeth, brothers-in-law Kenneth Fell, Donald Fell, Randall (Tina) Fell and Gordon (Robin) Fell, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, grandparents and infant sister Rita. 

Visitation will be Saturday, July 20th beginning at 9:00 am until time of mass at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 331 Main St. Kewaskum. 

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be Saturday, July 20th at 11:30 am at Holy Trinity Catholic Church with Rev. Mark Jones officiating. 

The family extends a special thank you to Dr. Burfeind and staff for their care and support during Steve’s illness. 

Twohig Funeral Home is serving the family with condolences and guestbook at