Roger Otto Bonngard
Sun Lakes, Arizona – Friday July 7, 2023
Roger Otto Bonngard, age 86 passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side.
Roger was born Feb 3, 1937 in Kenosha, WI. While in college he met and married his sweetheart, Nancy Hanson. They were married for 62 years and have 4 children. In 1976 they moved from Union Grove, WI to Chandler, AZ to be in a warmer-drier climate in the southwest and be close to both parents.
He had a heart for education and serving others. Roger served his community as a mentor, teacher, principal, school board member, church board member and numerous local non-profit organizations. In addition to owning/operating Sir Speedy Printing for many years, he was also a devoted Rotarian for over 45 years serving as club president (3 different clubs), District Governor, and many Rotary committees. After turning the reins of Sir Speedy over to his children, he focused much of his time on Rotary leadership and projects as well as the non-profits that were near and dear to his heart. All while being involved in his family’s lives.
Roger was a faithful Christian and knew Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He leaned on his faith during challenging times throughout his life and knew God was always with him, right until his last breath.
He’s survived by his wife Nancy Bonngard, his children Patti Bonngard, Betsy Powell (Carl), Doug Bonngard (Christine), Lori Pierce (Travis); 10 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren, as well as his two sisters Shirley Wennerstrand and Phyllis Hester and brother-in-law Jim Hanson. He’s preceded in death by his parents Evelyn and Otto Bonngard, in-laws Irving and Myrtle Hanson, and brother-in-laws Wally Wennerstrand and Eddie Hester.
His Celebration of Life will be held Monday, July 31, 2023, at 11:00 a.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church located at 739 W. Erie Street, Chandler, AZ 85225.
Lunch to follow after the service in the Community Life Center on the church campus.
Below is a livestream link to participate if you are unable to make the service in person:
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to “Chandler Horizon Rotary Foundation” C/O The Roger Bonngard Memorial Scholarship, which will support individuals looking to invest in themselves through further education. Your donation is tax deductible as a charitable contribution.
Checks can be mailed to:
The Chandler Horizon Rotary Foundation
℅ The Roger Bonngard Memorial Scholarship
P.O. Box 6173
Chandler AZ 85246
Online donations can be made here: