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Bernard Bonnett

August 26, 1938 ~ October 21, 2021 (age 83)


Bernard Wilson Bonnett Jr., age 83 of Oxford passed away Thursday, October 21, 2021 at Gundersen Moundview Hospital in Friendship.  Bernard was born on August 26, 1938 at home in Jackson Township, Adams County to Bernard Sr. and Agatha (Larson) Bonnett.  Bernard attended school at Davis Corners and went to work driving truck for several area businesses until taking a job at the FS Coop in Oxford, he retired after 34 years of faithful employment. 

Bernard married Norma (Nelson) MacKenzie on August 26, 1975 in Dubuque, IA.  Bernard and Norma spent forty-four years together, eight of which were at Grancare Nursing Home in Fond du Lac providing comfort and care for one another.  Norma preceded Bernard in death on May 21, 2020.

Bernard is survived by his brothers: Robert (Eleanor) and John both of Oxford and nieces and nephews as well as Norma’s children: George “Skitch” (Donna) MacKenzie of Madison, William (Jan Anderson) MacKenzie of Oshkosh and Georgia (David) MacKenzie-Edge of Oxford.  He is also survived by Norma’s many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.  Bernard is further survived by his brother-in-law, Harry “Sonny” (Sharon) Nemitz of Oxford and other extended family members 

Bernard is preceded in death by his parents, wife, Norma, sister, Anna (Edwin) Wampler and nephew, Preston Wampler.

Bernard will be laid to rest at the Oxford Village Cemetery with private services.

Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Oxford and Montello is honored to be serving the family.  

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