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Wednesday, April 30, 2014 8:31 PM


May 1, 1932

April 30, 2014




LANDECK — Richard J. “Bunny” Bonifas, 81, of Landeck died at 9 a.m. Wednesday at his residence.

He was born May 1, 1932, in Van Wert County to Albert Peter and Mary Catherine (Picker) Bonifas, who preceded him in death.

He married Jane Hilvers on Nov. 25, 1954. She survives in Landeck.

He is also survived by three sons, James “Rabbit” (Jann) Bonifas of Landeck, Daniel “Boomer” (Janet) Bonifas of Landeck and Carl “Fred” (Diane) Bonifas of Delphos; three daughters, Debra (Joseph) Armanini of Vandaillla, Linda (Duane) Schulte of Landeck and Darlene (Brent) Wells of Dublin; a sister, Dorothy (Elmer) Hoffman of Delphos; three brothers, Arther (Alice) Bonifas of Delphos, Albert Jr. (Eileen) Bonifas of Landeck and John (Lori) Bonifas of Alpena, Michigan; 14 grandchildren, Melinda (JW) Aiken, Tony (Elizabeth) Bonifas, Nathan Armanini, Hannah Armanini, Annette (Aaron) Haines, Bridgette (Josh) Smith, Juliette Bonifas, Brice Schulte, Colleen Schulte, Samantha Bonifas, Alex Bonifas, Lucy Bonifas, Taylor Wells and Lauren Wells; two great-grandchildren, Madison and Lillian Aiken; and a sister-in-law, Catherine Bonifas.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Norbert and Jerome Bonifas; and a sister-in-law, Ann Bonifas.

He was a lifelong farmer and also quarry supervisor, retiring from National Stone. He served in the Army during the Korean War.

He was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Landeck, VFW Post 3035 in Delphos, Landeck Foresters and Holy Name Society.

He was the organizer of the Landeck Sausage and Sauerkraut supper. He loved traveling around on his four-wheeler. His true passion was his family, especially grandchildren.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Landeck, the Rev. David Reinhart officiating, and military graveside rites by the Delphos Veterans Council.

Visitation will be from 5-8 p.m. today and 2-8 p.m. Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home. A Parish Wake will be at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Landeck.

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