Walter Bonitz

Obituary of Walter Bonitz

Age 96, of Maplewood Entered Eternal Life August 20, 2021 at The Shores of Lake Phalen Assisted Living. Born, May 30, 1925 in Mellen WI to the late Albin and Martha (Schneider) Bonitz. After graduation from high school, he attended the former Dr. Martin Luther College in New Ulm, MN. Upon graduation, he began teaching at St. John Lutheran School where he served as teacher and eventually principal from 1946 -1964. On August 21, 1948, Walter married Dorothy Stabenow. Their marriage was blessed with two children, David and Cheryl. The family lived in South Milwaukee, WI from 1964-1969 where Walter served as principal and eighth grade teacher at Zion Lutheran School. Upon returning to St. Paul in 1969, Walter worked for Brown and Bigelow till 1987, and then had a retirement job at O.I.C. helping students achieve their GED certificates. He permanently retired in 2005. Survivors include his wife of nearly 73 years, Dorothy; son, David (Sandy) Bonitz; daughter, Cheryl (Edward) Holzhueter; granddaughter, Erin (Kyle) Riess and great-grandchildren, Katherine, Benjamin, Lucille, and Eleanor, and surviving nieces and nephews. Funeral service, 11 AM Wednesday, August 25th at Christ Lutheran Church, 2475 – 17th Ave. E, North St. Paul, MN 55109 with visitation beginning at 10 AM until the time of the service. Interment Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Mahtomedi, MN.
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