Joseph P. Bonfante

Joseph P. Bonfante

December 2, 1924 – January 16, 2020


Family will receive friends Tuesday, January 21st from 9:30am to 10:30am, at Kountze Memorial Lutheran Church (2650 Farnam St.) followed by a FUNERAL SERVICE at 10:30am.



  • Mary Posted January 17, 2020 11:52 am

    Our uncle was the kindest man on this planet. He will be missed by his nieces and nephew and most especially by his sister who loved him dearly.
    Dolly, Mary, Kathy and Greg

  • Leo and Carol Hallett Posted January 17, 2020 1:47 pm

    Elaine we are so sorry to hear of Joe’s passing. He was one of the nicest sweetest men we have ever met. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family. You have our deepest sympathy.

  • Ken & Doris Schaefer Posted January 17, 2020 8:58 pm

    Dear Elaine, We are shocked!! We are sooo sorry and sorry for your loss! We are in a state of shock. Was he sick or was it a heart attack? We ate so sad that we can’t be there now to support you at this difficult time. That is a beautiful picture of him.—handsome as always. Our depepest sympathy at thi sad time. Please keep in touch. Know that you are in our thoughts . Ken and Doris

  • James &Sheri Bevill Posted January 17, 2020 9:47 pm

    Joe and Elaine were my Mom and Dads closet friends. My Mother Ruth Ann Kopecky Bevill went to school with both Joe and Elaine. I have known and loved them since I was born and I’m 73. My Grandparents, Ernest and Ruth Kopecky were neighbors.
    Elaine, I’m so very sorry for your loss. God bless you.

  • Lynn & Duane Kampschneider Posted January 18, 2020 9:39 am

    My parents could not have asked for better neighbors than Joe and Elaine and we are all saddened by Joe’s passing. He was the most likable, helpful and caring person. Our sincere condolences to Elaine and family. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him. Duane & Lynn.

  • Linda Bevill Gregory and Don Gregory Posted January 18, 2020 6:40 pm

    Elaine, there are no words to express my sorrow for Joe’s passing. Don and I were going to try to get up there this spring to see you both. As my brother, Jim, stated, Joe was like an uncle to both of us and he helped me through a very tough physical time when I was a little girl. I pray for you both and will be in touch with you Elaine.

  • Diane, John and Anthony Posted January 19, 2020 11:04 am

    Our deepest sympathy to Elaine, Dolly, Mary, Kathy, Greg and families. Joe was a wonderful person to everyone he knew. We used to visit with him every Sunday at St. Ann’s after Mass and laugh and tease each other about a variety of topics. Every time we would be together, even, recently, he was always so happy and caring. Joe loved to update us on his nieces, nephew, and great nephews. He was very proud of them and adored them. He took such wonderful care of his mom and Elaine. He was always doing special things for people and NEVER wanted any recognition for it. He just helped people in his quiet, admirable way. A great guy that, definitely, left his positive mark on this world. We know Joe is happy in Heaven with the rest of our departed loved ones from our family and our old neighborhood. His Ford is now parked on the driveway of Heaven (inside joke). Love and blessings.

  • Sharon Ruffino Walker Posted January 20, 2020 4:35 pm

    Elaine, Dolly and Family, please know how sorry I am for your profound loss. Joe was always the nicest man in the room. He will be missed by all who knew him.

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