Dolly Boncher

December 14, 1927
April 5, 2021

Dolly Jewel Boncher, 93, and Lyle John Boncher, 92, of Green Bay, passed away on Monday, April 5, 2021. Dolly was born on December 4, 1927, in Green Bay. She is the daughter of the late Martin and LaBelle (Arthur) VanBeek. Lyle was born on September 30, 1928, in the Town of Holland (Kaukauna). He is the son of Thomas and Genevieve (Leurquin) Boncher. 

Dolly and Lyle married on October 27, 1951. They both graduated from East High School, Dolly in 1945 and Lyle in 1946. Dolly was trained as a beautician, though raising her three boys kept her very busy. She was also an active member of the St Mary’s Mary Guild. From 1946-1948, Lyle served in the Navy Air Corps with Carrier Air Group 3 aboard the USS Kearsarge. After serving, he worked as a Mason, retiring from Howard Immel Co. They were both proud blood donors; Lyle donating over 44 gallons and Dolly over 20 gallons. Lyle and Dolly extensively traveled the United States and Canada. At home, their favorite game was Yahtzee, which they played together almost every night.

Dolly and Lyle are survived by two sons, David (Peggy) Boncher of North Fort Myers, FL, and Dan (Connie) Boncher of Green Bay, WI; two granddaughters, Jena (Adam) Nichol and Erica (Phil) Jagodinski; three great-grandchildren, Marcus and Ian Nichol, Emma Jagodinski, and a fourth on the way; and close niece, Susan Boncher Crow of Denton, TX, numerous nieces and nephews.

They were preceded in death by their son, Mark Boncher; Dolly’s sister, Rosalind Boncher; stepsister, Lovita DeWitt, and her brother Victor Arthur; and Lyle’s two brothers, Myron and Hilary Boncher.

There will be a private visitation and service. Lyle and Dolly will be buried at Allouez Catholic Cemetery. Online condolences may be expressed at In lieu of expressions of sympathy, including flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in their names to:  Paul’s Pantry, Unity Hospice, or the American Heart Association. The family would like to extend a special thank you to Oak Park Place and Unity hospice for caring for both Lyle and Dolly and additionally St. Vincent’s 8th Floor Nursing Staff that cared for Dolly.