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Zachary Adam Bonlie

Published On: Feb 03 2013 06:19:11 AM CST

MADISON-Zachary Adam Bonlie, age 32, passed away on Friday, Feb. 1, 2013. He was born on June 1, 1980 in Madison. Zach had a passion for reading literature. He has written many works of fiction and poetry that will be cherished forever. He wanted to become a published writer. Zach loved literary discussions with others. He enjoyed telling and listening to stories. Zach loved a good cup of coffee and reading a good book while at the coffee shops he frequented so often. He was so witty and had a wonderful sense of humor. He once said he felt a great sense of freedom and serenity when he was able to gaze upon the rugged, raw beauty of the natural world. Zach loved the outdoors, gazing at the stars, sunsets, swimming and hiking. He was a kind considerate person who had compassion for others, and helped others. He loved cooking and was working as a prep cook at Porchlight Products. He spoke often of how much he enjoyed his coworkers. Zach was very happy and proud to work there. He felt close to God and prayed daily. Zach was a member of St. Bernard Parish. He received his HSED in 2001 and also attended some college course work at MATC in carpentry, liberal studies and food service.

Zach is survived by his Mom, Carol (Chris) Anacker; Dad, Peter Bonlie; two half-sisters, Signe (Doug) Whalen and Hannah Bonlie; beloved grandmother, Nadine Cordio; step-grandparents, Norm (Janet) Anacker; special aunt and uncle, Angela (Robin) Lauersdorf and John (Amy) Cordio; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Walter and Barbara Bonlie; and maternal grandfather, John Cordio; two great-grandparents, Joe and Margaret Marx; and two cousins, Sherry Hansen and David Marx.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2450 Atwood Ave., Madison, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, with Father Francis J. Schmidt presiding. Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 5 p.m. and a time of remembrance at 6:45 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, and also at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass on Tuesday.

“Grieving eyes which wept with gazes sadder than tears, like the torture suffered during crucifixion, or after the irrevocable loss of an adored person.”~ Marcei Proust

He is loved so much by his family and will be dearly missed. Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com

Visitation:
Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON EAST FUNERAL HOME, 5203 Monona Dr., Madison, from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 5 p.m. and a time of remembrance at 6:45 p.m., on Monday, Feb. 4, 2013, and also at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass on Tuesday.

Service:
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2450 Atwood Ave., Madison, at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2013, with Father Francis J. Schmidt presiding.

Cemetery:
Burial will follow at Highland Memory Gardens.

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