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Erwin J. Bonngard, 85

Erwin J. Bonngard, 85, of Alamogordo, N.M., died Monday, April 28.

He was born June 9, 1922, in St. Paul to Jacob Dieterick and Bertha Seiberlick Bonngard.

On March 16, 1944, he was married in St. Paul to Maxine Priscilla Worrell.

After retiring from the Teamsters Union in 1980, Erwin and Maxine moved to Tularosa. Maxine, his wife and best friend, died in 1994 after 50 years of marriage. He moved to Alamogordo in July of 2001.

Erwin is survived by four children, James E. Bonngard and wife, Norma, of Alamogordo, Stanley M. Bonngard and wife, Julie, of Hudson, Lynette M. McLellan of Alamogordo, and Annette M. Hanson and husband, Harvey, of Alamogordo.

His stepson, Bruce N. Bonngard, preceded him in death.

His 12 grandchildren are Bobby Bonngard of Kenosha, Joanne Smith of Alamogordo, Stanley Bonngard Jr. of Hudson, Dawn Blaiser of Hudson, Jeffery Bonngard of Hudson, Roxanne Parmeter of St. Paul, Donald Parmeter of Mora, Minn., Natalie Parmeter of Afton, Minn., Stuart Smith and wife Tammy of Clearwater, Minn., Harold Smith of Clearwater, Minn., Teresa Werner and husband David of Duluth, Minn., and Timothy Bonngard and wife Val of Downing; and 24 great-grandchildren.

A private memorial will be held by the family.

Cremation will take place locally at PCS entrusted to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home.

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