Vivian Bohnsack, age 86, of Neillsville, WI died Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Care & Rehab – Neillsville Center.
Vivian Elaine Hemp was born on June 2, 1930 in Neillsville the daughter of Leo and Clara (Poppe) Hemp. She graduated from Neillsville High School and then worked at the Neillsville Bank. She was united in marriage to Lawrence Bohnsack on October 6, 1951 at the Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church in Globe. Following their wedding, they farmed north of Neillsville. After Lawrence's death in 1987, Vivian sold the farm and moved to Neillsville. Shortly thereafter she began working at Mary Lou's restaurant baking pies.
Vivian was a member of St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church, their ladies aid and their OWLS group in Neillsville. She was also a member of the Happy Homemaker's Club in Christie. Her spare time was spent volunteering. She volunteered for the Hospital Auxiliary and she spent many hours volunteering at the hospital and nursing home as a Sunshine Friend assisting the residents.
She is survived by two daughters, Joan (Roger) Buchholz of Christie, WI and Karen (Dennis) Radue of Hewitt, WI. Five Grandchildren, Alan Buchholz, Candi (Dale) Shirk, Laura (Dan) Greene, Zach (fiancé Allyson Kytta) Radue and Karina Radue. She is also survived by four Great Grandchildren, Abigail Shirk, Megan Shirk, Katrina Shirk and Caleb Shirk.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Lawrence, her Parents, one Grandchild, Brian and two Great Grandchildren, Alexander and Michael.
Funeral Services for Vivian will be held at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2016 at St. John's Evangelical Lutheran Church in Neillsville. Pastor John Warmuth will officiate. Interment will be in the Marie Louise Chapel Cemetery in Christie, WI. Visitation will be from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m., Tuesday at the Church.
Casket Bearers are: Alan Buchholz, Dale Shirk, Dan Greene, Zach Radue, Bob Bell and Rick Beilke.
Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com.
The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Vivian's family with Funeral arrangements.