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Lugardis ‘Lu’ Bonertz – Metz Mortuary

    Lugardis ‘Lu’ Bonertz
    Lugardis G. “Lu” Bonertz, age 94, of York, passed away Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015 at York.

    She was born Nov. 18, 1920 in Menominee to Theodore Joe and Mary Ann (Meyer) Schmidt. Lu and Ervin J. Bonertz were united in marriage on April 2, 1940 at Menominee. The union was blessed with one son, Allen and four daughters, Joy, Janice, Jean and Judy. The family lived in Cedar and Rock counties until moving to Grand Island in 1967. Their final move was to York in 1996. Lu worked in the ammunitions plant for five years and was a laundress in nursing homes for 26 years. She was a longtime member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church in Grand Island and presently a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in York. She was a member of the Altar Society in York and Grand Island and the Legion of Mary.

    Lu is survived by her son, Allen Bonertz and wife Mary Ann of Menominee; daughters, Joy Lessig and husband Merle of York, Janice Schweiger and husband Dennis “Butch” of York, Jean Kramer and husband R. Kim of Fircrest, Wash. and Judy Orcutt and husband Richard of Red Cloud; ten grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters, Anna Mae Zimmerman and husband Donald of Tabor, S.D. and Imogene Tramp and husband Quentin of Crofton and two sisters-in-law, Margaret Schmidt and Donna Schmidt both of Menominee.

    Preceding her in death were her parents; husband; sister, Darlene Lammers; brothers, Stanley and Virgil and six infant brothers.

    A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Jan. 13, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in York. Interment will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday at Westlawn Memorial Park in Grand Island. Visitation will be from 1-9 p.m. Sunday and from 9 a.m. – 9 p.m. Monday at the mortuary.

    A Rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Monday at Metz Mortuary with the family greeting friends one hour prior to the rosary. Memorials may be directed to St. Joseph Catholic School in York.​

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