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Ellen Marie Bongert, age 72, of Wautoma, died on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 at ThedaCare Hospital, Wild Rose. She was born on Feb. 16, 1947 in Oshkosh to Ervin and Neita (Wischow) Eggebrecht. On Feb. 19, 1966 she married John Bongert in Oshkosh. Ellen enjoyed making homemade crafts for family and friends.

Ellen is survived by her husband, John Bongert; children, Michael (Jackie) Bongert, Michele Wernecke, Margaret (Todd) Raddatz, Mark (Kathy) Bongert, Marvin Bongert, Matthew (Michele) Bongert, Martin (Diane) Bongert, Melissa (Scott) Zemlicka, and Myron (Christina) Bongert; 20 grandchildren; three great grandchildren; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents.

Mass of Christian Burial was held at 11 a.m. on Friday, June 28 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Wautoma, with burial following in Calvary Cemetery. The family greeted relatives and friends at church on Friday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass at 11a.m.


Leikness Funeral Home, Wautoma assisted the family with arrangements.