Clara M. Bohonek

Clara Bohonek

Clara M. Bohonek, went to be with our Lord Jesus on Sunday, May 23, 2021.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 29, 2021 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Burial will be at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Cemetery, Eastman, Wisconsin. Friends may call from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to the Clara Bohonek Memorial Fund. Online condolences may be made at

Clara was born in Elgin, Iowa on August 23, 1923. She was raised in Minnesota, Iowa, and California. Clara got married in 1942 in California where she had five children, Gerald (Janet) Wheeland, Peg Puhl, Sandra Nicholson, Wanda (Ival) Justice, and Dean Wheeland. She later moved to Iowa and met her husband, Edward Bohonek, and they married on November 21, 1959, and together they had five more children; John Bohonek, James Bohonek, Lois Hartnett, Marie (Preston) Johansen, and Beth (Mark) Vasquez. She was also blessed with 27 grandchildren; 54 great-grandchildren; and 22 great-great-grandchildren; two siblings, Glennie (John) Hoover and Roy (Ann) Bredfield.

Clara was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Edward; three siblings, Helen, Jim, and Gerald; son, James; four great-grandchildren; and four sons-in-law.

Clara was a member of the Homemakers and the Eagles Club in Prairie du Chien, WI. After moving to Platteville, she joined the VFW Auxiliary. Clara loved spending time with her family, sewing, fishing, gardening, traveling, doing puzzles, and cooking. She later loved living at Park Place and spending time with her friends. She will be greatly missed by many.

The family would like to thank Park Place for giving her a home she loved so much, St. Croix Hospice, Edenbrook, and all of her doctor’s and nurses.