Francis "Frank" Bongen

  • Born: August 24, 1947
  • Died: January 2, 2019
  • Location: Greenwood, Indiana

Wilson St Pierre Funeral Service & Crematory - Chapel of the Chimes

1234 Prospect St
Indianapolis, IN 46203

Tel. (317) 632-9431

Tribute & Message From The Family

Francis "Frank" W. Bongen, age 71, of Greenwood, passed away on January 2, 2019 at St. Francis Hospital in Indianapolis.
Frank was born on August 24, 1947 in Lafayette, IN to the late Francis and Betty Bongen. On September 6, 1969, he married his beloved Paula Creque, who survives. Frank grew up in Speedway, IN and was a member of St. Christopher Catholic Church. He worked for 44 years at Peerless Pump and was a member of The National Guard. Frank enjoyed camping, trapshooting and was an avid reader. He truly loved spending time with his family and friends. He was an amazing son, brother, husband, father and friend. The love, kindness and laughter brought will be greatly missed.
Survivors include his loving wife of 49 years, Paula; son Paul Bongen (Teresa); brothers, Joe and Paul (Sue); and sister, Carol Bongen; and multiple nieces and nephews.
Frank was preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, the late Theresa Uhrick.
A special memorial mass for Frank will be held at St. Christopher's Catholic Church, 5301 W 16th St, Indianapolis, IN 46224, on Thursday, January 10 at 11:00 AM.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to The American Heart Association.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Paula, we are so sad to hear of Frank's passing. I knew and worked with Frank a good number of years at
Peerless Pump. He was a warm and wonderful guy and I will not forget him. Patty and I wish you and your
family comfort in the many memories you and Frank made over the years.

Posted by Bill Cummings - Whiteland, IN - Friend   January 10, 2019

Paula my heart hurts for you. You and Frank were always kind to me. Please know that I was heartbroken when brian let me know that Frank was in the hospital. Please know I care.

Posted by Mary Gosser - Indianapolis, IN   January 10, 2019

He was Butch to his neighbors in Speedway. He was a great friend and will be missed.

Posted by Speedway Neighbor - Friend   January 10, 2019

Frank was a close friend of mine. We went to the shooting range together. We also went to ball games together. And the four of us dined out together. He was a fun guy and had a lot of knowledge to share. The 1st time the 4 of us went out, Frank & I had the same hat. It was funny when he said, "I like your hat".

Some times the 4 of us would return to our (Barb & me) house for Black & Whites (ice cream). If it was a Friday evening, Frank would say, "I can't believe it is Friday." We all would laugh (no matter how many Fridays he said it.)

Frank & his lovely wife, Paula, made a cute couple. We enjoyed their company tremendously. He will be greatly missed.

Close friend,

Posted by Dick Pigati - Greenwood, IN - friend   January 10, 2019

Prayers for the entire family. We will miss our times with Frank and Paula sharing stories, laughs, ice cream and hugs. Paula, you will always be part of our lives and we will keep you close to our hearts.

Barbara & Dick Pigati, neighbors and friends, Greenwood, IN

Posted by A friend   January 09, 2019

So sorry to learn of Francis' passing- our thoughts are with you.

Posted by Andrea Bongen Sumerau - Waldport - Family   January 08, 2019

Paula my heart hurts for you. You and Frank were always kind to me. Please know that I was heartbroken when brian let me know that Frank was in the hospital. Please know I care.

Posted by Mary Gosser - Indianapolis   January 08, 2019

I will miss seeing Frank at 5:30 Saturday Masses. He gave big hugs in lieu of shaking hands. A great neighbor, friend and Catholic. Rest in peace, Frank, we will take care of Paula.

Posted by Maureen Eaton - Greenwood, IN - Neighbor   January 08, 2019

Paula.Paul, Joe, Paul(brother), & Carol, I'm very sorry for your loss of my cousin Frank (Butch).He was a great guy. May he rest in peace . Prayers for all of you.

Posted by Cathy & Jim Connell - Burnettsville, IN   January 08, 2019

Sorry for your loss Paula. Frank was my boss at Peerless years ago great guy. Still use a coffee cup he bought me for Christmas

Posted by Barry Cole - Indianapolis, IN - Coworker   January 08, 2019


Paula and family. We are so sad to hear of Franks passing, The short time we got to know him we found him to be a wonderful man. We are so glad we had the opportunity to have him as a neighbor. We just wish the time could have been longer.

Posted by Mike & Pam Lauster - Greenwood, IN - Neighbor   January 08, 2019

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