Bonnie Pronschinske age 85 of Waumandee, WI, passed away on Wednesday, September 7, 2022 at
home after a fight with cancer.
Bonnie was born at home in the township of Montana on July 29, 1937. She was the oldest daughter of
Peter and Violet (Kalina) Boltz and grew up helping her parents at the Gas Station and Post office in
Waumandee. Bonnie graduated from Arcadia High School and attended the Teachers College for two
years. She fell in love with the boy next door, Raymond Pronschinske, and they married on June 5, 1957
at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Waumandee where she was also baptized and confirmed. Ray and
Bonnie lived in Waumandee and bought the family home where they raised their seven children.
Bonnie worked outside the home at Kresge’s, then took a job at Asco (Wincraft) before retiring from
Shopko after 18 years. In her free time she enjoyed going to Bingo, celebrating birthdays at the Casino
with friends and her younger sister Kathy, and getting together with her retired Shopko ladies for lunch.
Time spent with friends and family was a highlight. She loved her family and especially loved welcoming
the grandkids and watching them grow. Holidays were festive inside and out at Bonnie’s house, she
loved to decorate and make Christmas a memorable time for all of us. Every spring was spent looking for
the perfect flowers to add to her gardens.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Pronschinske, parents Peter and Violet Boltz,
her sister, Kathleen “Tootie”Nelson and her son-in-law, Tom Haney.
She is survived by 7 children Linda Haney of Elgin, Randy (Linda) Pronschinske of Lakeville, MN, Terry
(Sue) Pronschinske of Fountain City, WI, Tammy Pronschinske and Scott Pronschinske of Waumandee,
WI, Tim Pronschinske of Bluff Siding, WI, Rick (Norma) Pronschinske of Glendale Heights, IL.. Thirteen
grandchildren, Melissa (Brad) Modjeski, Jason (Marie) Passow, Randel (Sofia) Pronschinske, Marissa
(Noah) Pronschinske, Kiley (Adam) Pronschinske, Kory (Angel) Pronschinske, Kayla Pronschinske, Kody
Pronschinske, Ava (Nick) Pronschinske, Alexis Pronschinske, Reece Pronschinske, Ricardo Pronschinske
and Alicia Pronschinske. An honorary grandchild, Alec Conrad. 5 Great grandchildren – Violet, Faith and
Genevieve Passow, Charley Pronschinske and Ana Sofia Pronschinske
Friends may call on from 4:00 – 7:00 with a prayer service at 6:30PM on Monday, September 12 at St.
Boniface church in Waumandee. A Memorial Mass will be held Tuesday, September 13 with visitation at
10:00 AM and Mass at 11:00. Burial will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery in Waumandee. To express
condolences online to Bonnie’s family please visit:

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