In Memory of Theresa "Terri" Bunce

Celebration of Life

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Friday January 12, 2018
O'Connell~Benedict Funeral Home of Ellsworth
130 North Grant St.
Ellsworth Wisconsin, 54011

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Theresa Bunce, mother, daughter, sister and friend, passed away suddenly at the age of 50. Terri will be forever remembered by her son Colton, her parents Donald and Georgia Schladweiler, her sister Patricia (Craig) Johnson of Prescott, WI, her nieces, Rachele and Martina, and extended family and dear friends.

Terri graduated from Ellsworth Senior High School in 1986 and within that year began working for Andersen Windows, where she recently celebrated her 31st anniversary there as a Customer Service Representative. She valued her work and made lifelong friends of many of her co-workers. Terri’s life was blessed when she adopted her son Colton. Fishing, playing baseball, exploring the outdoors, and traveling to Wisconsin Dells to enjoy the waterparks became the highlights of her life. Terri enjoyed cooking, cheering for the Green Bay Packers with her friends, and traveling with family.

Terri had the ability to reach people in positive and humorous ways. Her heart of gold made it easy for her to be the kind and compassionate individual she was. She would give you the shirt off her back. Her big bear hugs and notorious nicknames for those she loved most will be cherished forever. Family, friends and others whose lives Terri touched are invited to a celebration of Terri’s life, which will be held from 1:00-4:00pm on Friday, January 12, 2018 at the O’Connell-Benedict Funeral Home, 130 N Grant St. in Ellsworth, WI, to reminisce, grieve, support each other and, of course, chat.

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  • Don, Georgiann, Patty and family,
    Know you are in our thoughts and prayers, our deepest sympathy.

  • I also worked with Terri and shared fun times with Kathy. I will always remember her wonderful smile and that wonderful laugh. I will miss her greatly. Sending Prayers to her Husband, son and Family that she loved so much and share so many great stories. Love you Ter Bear

  • Don, Georgiann & Patty,

    I am stunned by this sad news. I have cherished the time I spent with your family at your home. Many, many good memories. We have the memories and the good lord to carry us through this sad time. I will keep you all in my prayers and may you find peace.

  • Don, Georgia, Patty, So sorry to hear of your loss, Rest assured that God is holding her in his arms. Love you all your cousins Pete, Anita, and Gail from Colorado.

  • Don and Georgia and family. So sorry to hear of your loss. May you know God’s comfort at this difficult time.

  • Don, Georgia, Patty
    The ones we love are never gone, they live forever in our hearts.
    May beautiful memories sustain you and may God wrap you in
    His loving arms. WIth love and deepest sympathy.

  • I too also work with Ter Bear in cutting., and now with the resolution team… She indeed had a heart of gold , She is so proud of her son and any opportunity to share a picture of him with me she would with a big smile on her face. I still can not believe I will not be seeing her any more.
    Terri you will be missed Prayer for you and your family .


  • Rest easy, Ter Bear, you will be missed dearly. Mitchell will forever cherish the love and kindness you showed him, thank you for being a wonderful second mom to him; he loved spending time at your house with “Pockets”. Whenever I made pancakes, Mitchell would tell me, “yours are good, but Terri’s are better”, right along with your chicken, ribs, and potatoes; he loved your cooking. Last summer, Jake and I would joke whether or not it was our weekend with Mitchell, or Terri’s.

  • I have fond memories of working and hanging out with Terri back in our days working in the Cutting Department at Andersen Windows. We had a lot of fun and she had a great sense of humor, heart of gold. I am sorry for your loss and wish of all Terri’s friends and family to find support in one another and hold one another up during this time. Cherish memories. Sending healing, love and light.