Carole's memorial service has been postponed and rescheduled for Thursday, December 10, 2009 at 2 p.m. at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.
Carole (Mrs. Tony) Bongers, age 64, of Faribault, died on Sunday, December 6, 2009 at her home.
Memorial services will be held on Wednesday, December 9, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault with Chris Sorensen, pastoral minister of Divine Mercy Catholic Church, Faribault, officiating. Interment will be held at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
A memorial visitation will be held in the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault on Tuesday from 4 to 8 p.m. and also for one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.
Carole, the daughter of David M. and Celia (Stasney) Harn was born on September 20, 1945 in Faribault. She married Tony Bongers on August 28, 1965 in Faribault. She loved the country and was known for her exotic animal farm.
She is survived by her husband, Tony; four children, Traci (and Mark) Thieding of Lonsdale, Chris, Troy and Tammie Bongers all of Faribault; six grandchildren, Lexa, Holly, Lucan and Shiloh Bongers, Alexander and Maximilian Thieding; two siblings, Robert and Larry Harn both of Faribault; nieces; nephews and other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents and her parents in law, Henry and Josephine Bongers.
Dear Tony and family: I am a 1963 classmate. Carole was always a pleasant and smiling person to be around in school. We were in many homerooms together. I am so sorry for your loss much too soon. Sincerely, Linda Klemp Soderlund
Mom you will never know how much you will be missed by all of us you were the best mother to us all. Your memories are all around us everyday so you really are here with us. What a beautiful person to be able to call Mom. May you rest in peace. We love you so much.
I want to convey my condolances to you Tony and all your children. I was so sorry to hear of Carol's death. She was such a wonderful woman and always had a smile and a twinkle in her eye. I was always proud to say that I knew her. When the school kids (among them were my grandchildren) -they came to visit her exotic animals - I told them with excitement that I knew this fine lady and I was proud to say that. I pray for your strenth and peace to be with all of you. Judy Molloy
I'm so sorry to hear the loss of your mom Tracy.
I wish I had the words to take away your pain. So many happy memories running around the farm with my cousins. So many animals all loved and pampered by such a tender heart. What a wonderful wife,mother,grandma and friend. She was never too busy to stop and "catch up" with me on all of the kids' activities when I'd bump into her at the grocery store. Please know how her beautiful blue eyes sparkled when she told me how all of you guys were doing. She loved you all so much! I know she's missed by many here on earth, and welcomed by all of your loved ones,(and animals she's loved-especially Shadow)in heaven. I have to think she's driving the Jeep around in heaven, and taking care of all of the animals in need. I can't think of this as "good- bye" it has to be "I'll see you later." Big hugs, Jenny
Carole's love for the animals will be missed, she was always willing to take in the orphaned squirrel, the injured raccoon or a stray turkey. She will be missed by all 2 and 4 legged animals and even more by all of us humans. She was a great lady.
Mom, you will be in our hearts forever and never be forgotten! We love you always, Traci, Mark, Alex, and Max.
Tony and family, Our prayers and thoughts are with you all. God bless you and Carole. May she have eternal peace and rest. Love, Judy and Family
Tony, I am sorry for your loss of your wife, she was a beautiful looking woman and your life companion. May you be surrounded by the Faribaoult community, your family and friends across the decades who are sending you there strength and support. David Behlke Honolulu, HI
Carol was one of the kindest person one could ever meet. She touched so many lives with her love for animals. In 1988 our horse had twin foals. The vet said they would die because they were to small to drink from the mother and needed special milk. Carol heard our story and supplied us with the milk and we were able to sustain the foals until they were big enough to reach mom. I will never forget her. God blessings to you.
My condolences go out to you and your family Tony! You have such a wonderful close family, and I pray you all can make her memories live on there at the farm! Chris and Traci - you are both in my thoughts, please know that I am here for whatever you may need!
Forever Love To My FOREVER FRIEND!