Nov. 14, 1919-Sept. 23, 2012
Ann A. Bonifas, 92, of Ottoville, died at 8:44 a.m. Sunday at Putnam County Ambulatory Care Center, Glandorf.
She was born Nov. 14, 1919, in Monterey Township, Putnam County to Andrew and Rosa (Weber) Hoehn, who preceded her in death.
On Aug. 30, 1950, she married Jerome Bonifas, who died Sept. 15, 1980.
Surviving are nine children, Jane (David) Kahle and Paul (Joyce) Bonifas of Kalida, Martha (James) Miller of Landeck, Thomas (Judith) Bonifas of Kalida, Patricia (Virgil) Schroeder of Glandorf, Robert Bonifas of Ottoville, Doris (Joseph) Bockey of Delphos, Sharon (Carl) Mesker of Spring Lake, Mich., and Donald (Kathleen) Bonifas of Fort Jennings; 27 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; a brother, Walter (Toni) Hoehn of Lima; four brothers-in-law, Arthur (Alice) Bonifas of Delphos and Richard (Jane) Bonifas and Albert (Eileen) Bonifas Jr. of Landeck and John (Lori) Bonifas of Alpena Mich.; a sister-in-law, Dorothy (Elmer) Hoffman of Delphos.
She was also preceded in death by a great-granddaughter, Alexis Mack; two brothers, John (Alberta) Hoehn and Lawrence Hoehn; a sister, Hilda (Wilbert) Menker; three sisters-in-law, Agnes Hoehn, Rosie Hoehn and Betty Hoehn; and her father-in-law and mother-in-law, Albert and Mary Catherine Bonifas Sr.
Mrs. Bonifas retired from Schnipke Engraving in Ottoville and was a homemaker. She was a member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, Ottoville, and its Altar Rosary Society. She was a 1937 graduate of Ottoville High School and volunteered at Paradise Oaks and Meadows of Kalida Nursing Homes. She was strong in her faith, devoted to God and taught her family to love one another. She was a wonderful role model and proud of her large family. She enjoyed working on the family farm, having her family together and playing cards and bingo. Her sharp memory was with her to the end. She was truly loved and will be missed by all those she touched.
Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, the Rev. John Stites officiating. Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Ottoville.
Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. today and 2-8 p.m. Tuesday at Love-Heitmeyer Funeral Home, Jackson Township (on the corner of St. Rt. 224 & 634).
Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Church Repair or St. Mary’s Cemetery.
Condolences may be expressed at lovefuneralhome.com.