Douglas A. Vondra

Douglas A. Vondra

Douglas A. Vondra, 80, of Platteville, Wisconsin, passed away peacefully, in his home surrounded by his family, on Tuesday, September 10, 2019. Friends may call from 10:00 a.m. until Noon, Saturday, September 14, 2019 at the Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville. Private family services will follow. Burial will be at Hillside Cemetery, Platteville. The Melby Funeral Home & Crematory, Platteville, is serving the family. Online condolences can be made at

Douglas was born on December 12, 1938 in Ipswitch, the son of Anton “Tony” and Maude (Dieter) Vondra. He was united in marriage to Bonna J. Hoffman on August 30, 1958 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Platteville. Doug graduated from Platteville High School in 1956. He served in the United States Army from 1960 – 1962 and was stationed in Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. Doug worked for over 30 years at Eastman Cartwright in Platteville, as a carpenter. He loved fishing and spending time with family. He enjoyed watching the Badgers and Packers and his police scanner was always by his side.

Doug is survived by his wife of 61 years, Bonna J. Vondra; son, Jason (Samara Bilich) Vondra; daughter, Elizabeth (Terry) Runde; grandchildren, Collin (Samantha Albright) Vondra, Dylan (Sadie Roe) Vondra, Jackie and Mark Runde; great-grandchildren, Emmersyn and Addison Vondra and soon to be, Amelia Rose Vondra; two brothers, Cletus “Clete” Vondra and Norm (Norma) Vondra; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother, Arlyn, sisters, Janette and husband, Keith Stanton and Delores and husband, John Margan and sister-in-law, Janet Vondra.