Boelke, Bonnie Clare
Birth: Wednesday, July 17, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois
Residence: Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Death: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at the age of 85
Laid to Rest: Wednesday, May 26, 2021 in the Mass at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Md.
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Bonnie Clare Boelke, 85, of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, formerly of Locust Grove, Virginia and Waldorf, Maryland, passed away at her home on May 18, 2021.

Born on July 17, 1935 in Chicago, Illinois, she was the daughter of the late Donald F. McDonald and Grace McDonald. An active member of St. Peters as well as Our Lady Help of Christians, she was also active in her community. After raising her children, Bonnie went on to work as an Executive Secretary for the Catholic Conference for many years before retiring. She was a member of the Ladies Auxiliary to the Knights of Columbus. She also enjoyed family gatherings and taking cruises. An avid reader and writer, Bonnie even wrote a children's book (though she never went on to publish it). She was considered the 'editor' for everyone!

In addition to her parents, Mrs. Boelke was preceded in death by her husband Albert Bernard "Bert" Boelke Jr.

She is survived by her sister, Lori (John) Harringer of Arizona, her brother Donnie McDonald of Arizona, three sons Russell A. (Marylou) Boelke of Florida, Gerald M. (Anne-Marie) Boelke of Waldorf, Md. and Raymond L. (Ann) Boelke of Mechanicsville, Md.; four daughters Leslie A. Boelke of Arizona, Audrey F. Sigmon of Myrtle Beach, SC, Janean M. (Michael) Giles of Greenville, SC and Mary Grace (Christopher) Lawrence of Clements, Md.; 13 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 26, 2021 from 10AM until time of Mass at 11AM at Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church, 3757 Chaptico Road, Chaptico, Maryland 20624 with Father Chip Luckett officiating.

Interment to follow Mass at Queen of Peace Cemetery, Mechanicsville, Md., along with repast and luncheon at the Mechanicsville Moose Lodge. All are welcome to attend

Online condolences may be made on Mrs. Boelke's Tribute Wall at
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