Bonnie J. Pophal

Bonnie J. Pophal, 90, of Merrill, passed away Monday, October 31, 2022, at Pine Crest Nursing Home, Merrill. Bonnie was born August 24, 1932, in Merrill, daughter of the late Ernest and Bertha (Lokemoen) Krueger. She married Harold Pophal on July 29, 1950, in Merrill. He preceded her in death on December 14, 2008. Bonnie and Harold dairy farmed in the Town of Pine River, Lincoln County for 41 years. Bonnie enjoyed reading, word searches, baking, cooking, and camping. She belonged to the Valley Bummers camping group for 17 years and the Birthday Club.

Survivors include her daughters, Patti (Gary) Stickler of Merrill and Peggy (Robert) Bauman of Merrill; son, Alan (Paulet) Pophal of Merrill; two grandchildren, Holly Pophal (Daniel Crowell) of Tomahawk and Brian (Trish) Pophal of Merrill; two great-grandchildren, Mackenzie Bannigan and Lorna Bannigan; and sister-in-law, Anna ‘Ann’ Krueger of Merrill. Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, Harold Pophal; parents, Ernest Krueger Sr. and Bertha Krueger; siblings, Helen Juedes, Grace Bruns, Betty Jane Rutkowski, Robert Krueger, and Ernest Krueger Jr.

The funeral service for Bonnie will be held at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, November 5, 2022, at the Taylor-Stine Funeral Home, Merrill. Steve Tiffany will officiate. Burial will take place in Springbrook Cemetery, Town of Pine River. Visitation will begin at 10:00 A.M. Saturday at the funeral home. Online condolences may be made at

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