Bonnie L. Rockenbach

Bonnie L. Rockenbach, 88, a resident of Grayslake, passed away Aug. 25, 2016, after a long illness. She was the daughter of the late Rudy and Madge Winters. Bonnie was a 76 year resident of Grayslake, IL and attended Warren High School, where she met the love of her life,
Doug. They united in marriage June 28, 1947 after Doug returned from World War II. For
66 years she resided in their home on Westerfield Place, a home they “built with love.” Together they owned and operated Rockenbach Chevrolet serving all communities surrounding Lake County, IL. Bonnie always welcomed family and friends at anytime into her home. She had a willingness to listen and gave out heartfelt advice. She will be remembered as the “Mom” of the
neighborhood. Her passions were entertaining and cooking wonderful meals, knitting for
others, and she loved the challenge of solving crossword puzzles. She made a difference in
the lives of others offering generosity,  humanity, and kindness. Preceded in death by her youngest son Gary R. in 1995. Bonnie is survived by her devoted husband of 69 years, Douglas A., her cherished children Gregg Rockenbach of Grayslake, Gail (John) Vitols of Lincolnshire,
IL, her granddaughter Stephanie Ponce of South Carolina, 3 great-grandsons; her brothers Gerry Winters of Grayslake and Mark (Helen) Winters of Paso Robles, CA, and her sister-in-law Marjorie Rasmussen of Colorado. She was a devoted aunt to all of her nieces and nephews, as well as all of their children. A visitation is scheduled for Tuesday, Aug. 30, from 3 until 7 p.m. at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Road, Grayslake, IL 60030. A funeral service is scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 31, at 10 a.m. at United Protestant Church, 54 S. Whitney St., Grayslake, IL. A family interment will take place at Avon Centre Cemetery in Grayslake at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to the American Cancer Society or the charity of your choice. For information, call 847-223-8122 or visit www.strangfuneral.org.

One Response to Bonnie L. Rockenbach

  • Joleen Lindstrom Gialds says:

    So very sorry for your loss, Doug. Your wife Bonnie was a wonderful person. God’s Blessings to you and all your family. So very sorry.