Viola Yount
B: 1935-07-28
D: 2020-02-24
View Details
Yount, Viola
Ben Wagner
B: 1929-05-05
D: 2020-02-24
View Details
Wagner, Ben
Consuelo Perdomo
B: 1944-12-28
D: 2020-02-24
View Details
Perdomo, Consuelo
Tiffany Hazen
B: 1974-10-11
D: 2020-02-23
View Details
Hazen, Tiffany
David Rady
B: 1952-09-23
D: 2020-02-22
View Details
Rady, David
Duane Shutt
D: 2020-02-22
View Details
Shutt, Duane
Kimberly Higuera
B: 1960-09-24
D: 2020-02-22
View Details
Higuera, Kimberly
Reba Siegrist
B: 1919-09-10
D: 2020-02-20
View Details
Siegrist, Reba
James Orcutt
B: 1948-01-07
D: 2020-02-19
View Details
Orcutt, James
Sandra Lebsack
B: 1949-06-20
D: 2020-02-18
View Details
Lebsack, Sandra
James Harter
D: 2020-02-18
View Details
Harter, James
Pearl Krieger
B: 1928-05-11
D: 2020-02-16
View Details
Krieger, Pearl
Wayne Slack
B: 1955-05-18
D: 2020-02-09
View Details
Slack, Wayne
Frances Rutt
B: 1925-10-07
D: 2020-02-08
View Details
Rutt, Frances
Michael Zobel
B: 1968-05-26
D: 2020-02-08
View Details
Zobel, Michael
Myrl Korgan
B: 1934-12-18
D: 2020-02-06
View Details
Korgan, Myrl
Eveline Thomas
B: 1928-12-08
D: 2020-02-05
View Details
Thomas, Eveline
Arlene Farmer
B: 1936-10-29
D: 2020-02-02
View Details
Farmer, Arlene
Manuel Gonzales
B: 1934-05-23
D: 2020-02-01
View Details
Gonzales, Manuel
Delmer Dever
B: 1934-03-31
D: 2020-02-01
View Details
Dever, Delmer
Eileen Kemis
B: 1926-09-09
D: 2020-01-31
View Details
Kemis, Eileen


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
2000 47th Avenue
Greeley, CO 80634
Phone: 970-353-1212
Fax: 970-353-4881
Eugene Bonkiewicz


Saturday, May 19th, 1923 - Saturday, September 28th, 2019
Recommend this to your friends.
Share via:

Sign in to the Family Interactive Login

The Family Interactive feature enhances An Amazing Life. Authorized family members can securely access their loved one's memorial website settings at any time.

Share Book of Memories with a Friend

Please enter the name and email details so that we can send your friend a link to the online tribute. No names or addresses will be collected by using this service.

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

To share your memory on the wall of Gene, sign in using one of the following options:

Sign in with Facebook


Or sign in with your email address

Your condolence has been submitted for approval. There may be a delay before posting.

Provide comfort for the family of Gene with a meaningful gesture of sympathy.

No Thanks

Contact Funeral Home

Please enter your question / comment below:

Email Sent

Your email has been sent.

Send Flowers
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist


Eugene (“Gene”) B. Bonkiewicz, 96, a longtime resident of Greeley, CO, entered into eternal life on September 28, 2019 after an extended illness. Gene was predeceased by his wife of 57 years, Gloria (Peetz) Bonkiewicz.

Gene was a proud and accomplished member of the Greatest Generation. He was born in North Loup, NE, in 1923, and spent his early years on the family farm. As a Navy carrier pilot during World War II, Gene participated in the flyover of the Japanese surrender ceremony in Tokyo Bay in 1945. After the war, Gene farmed with his brothers south of Sidney, NE, until he began a highly successful career in banking. His banking career started in Sidney, and included stops in Chadron, NE, Cheyenne, WY, and Fort Morgan, CO, and culminated as a bank president in LaSalle, CO. After banking, Gene began a second career as a highly respected investment advisor.

In his spare time, Gene was an accomplished woodworker. Over the years, he crafted numerous original and unique items for his children, his ever-growing number of grandchildren, and extended family members and friends. Gene was also active in the Greeley “T-Bone” club, Knights of Columbus, and Lions Club. He also was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, where he served as a lector and Eucharistic minister. In his spare time, he always enjoyed playing cards with his poker buddies.

Gene is survived by his four children and their spouses: Dianne (daughter) and Terry Moran of Dublin, OH; Michael (son) and Debra Bonkiewicz of Greeley, CO; Leesa (daughter) and Tommy Anthony of Fort Worth, TX; and Daniel (son) and Christi Bonkiewicz of Frisco, TX; as well as his ten grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Thursday, October 10 with rosary at 7 p.m., both at Adamson Life Celebration Home, 2000 47th Ave., Greeley.

A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated in Gene’s honor at St. Mary Catholic Church in Greeley on Friday, October 11, at 11:30 a.m. Interment will be at the family plot in Sidney, NE, on Saturday, October 12.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Gene’s memory can be made to: National Ovarian Cancer Coalition, 12221 Merit Drive, Suite 1950, Dallas, TX 75251.

Friends may leave condolences at
Read Less

Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, October 10th, 2019 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, October 10th, 2019 5:00pm - 7:00pm
    Adamson Celebration Center
    2000 47th Avenue
    Greeley, Colorado 80634
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Rosary Service

    Thursday, October 10th, 2019 | 7:00pm
    Thursday, October 10th, 2019 7:00pm
    Adamson Celebration Center
    2000 47th Avenue
    Greeley, Colorado 80634
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Service

    Friday, October 11th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Friday, October 11th, 2019 11:30am
    St. Mary Catholic Church
    2222 23rd Avenue
    GREELEY, CO 80631
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
  • Interment

    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 | 11:30am
    Saturday, October 12th, 2019 11:30am
    Greenwood Cemetery
    2 Greenwood Road
    Sidney, Nebraska
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email


We encourage you to share your most beloved memories of Gene here, so that the family and other loved ones can always see it. You can upload cherished photographs, or share your favorite stories, and can even comment on those shared by others.

Private Condolence
Marvin & Monica Davis & Genes coffee group and Trevor Hall and Family have sent flowers to the family of Gene.
Guaranteed hand delivery by a local florist

Nancy Hiett

Posted at 07:54pm
My heart is sad that Gene is gone. So, so many memories and all of them filled with laughter and fun. I will miss him. God bless his family.

Marvin & Monica Davis & Genes coffee group

Posted at 06:00pm
Flower Image

Marvin & Monica Davis & Genes coffee group purchased the Dreams from the Heart Bouquet for the family of Gene. Send Flowers


Trevor Hall and Family

Posted at 11:43am
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
Flower Image

Trevor Hall and Family purchased flowers for the family of Gene. Send Flowers


Kathy Moran

Posted at 08:16pm
We all loved Gene!
I especially remember him for his spectacular skills in woodworking, and the abundance of gifts he so lovingly crafted for his family and friends. So many treasures!
Keeping you all in my prayers. Love, Kathy Moran

Photos & Videos

Photo Album

Upload up to 10 images at a time, max 8MB each