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Bonnie J. Swaer

August 14, 1929 December 24, 2010
Bonnie J. Swaer
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Bonnie J. Swaer, 81, of Oconto, passed away Friday, December 24, 2010 at St. Marys Hospital, Green Bay. Bonnie was born August 14, 1929 in Oconto to the late Edward and Dell (Harris) Crane. She married Charles Swaer on May 28, 1960. He preceded her in death on September 7, 1960. Bonnie graduated from Oconto High School in 1947. She was a life long member of Oconto Gospel Chapel. She worked at Sauciers Hardware as a Clerk and Bookkeeper for twenty seven years. She coached little league for her sons teams. Her hobbies include reading, knitting and crocheting and was a huge fan of Blue Devil wrestling and Packer football. Bonnie was a foster parent for over 500 children. Bonnie was a loving mother, grandmother and great grandmother.

Bonnie is survived by three daughters Judith Crane, Cypress, TX; Patricia (Paul) Dumas, Lena; Charlene Baier, Oconto; a son Scott (Debra) Swaer, Coupeville, WA; four grandchildren Tressa (Garrett) Weber, Joshua and Nicole Baier, Justin Dumas and a great grandson Mavrik Scott Weber. She was preceded in death by a brother Sheridan Crane and grandparents Irvine and Agnes Harris.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 5 to 9 PM Tuesday, December 28, and again on Wednesday, December 29 at the Oconto Gospel Chapel from 10 to 11 AM. Funeral services will be conducted 11 AM Wednesday at the church with the Rev. Peter Dorn officiating. Burial will be at the Brookside Cemetery. On line condolences may be expressed at

Brookside Cemetery

5 PM to 9 PM at Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service 217 Congress St. Oconto, WI 54153 on December 28, 2010 (map/driving directions)

10 AM to 11 AM at Oconto Gospel Chapel 251 Michigan Ave. Oconto, WI 54153 on December 29, 2010 (map/driving directions)

11 AM at Oconto Gospel Chapel 251 Michigan Ave. Oconto, WI 54153 on December 29, 2010 (map/driving directions)

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