Jeffrey Allen Boneske of Oshkosh passed away on June 15. He was 51 years old.
Jeff had been suffering with Chronic Fatigue Symptom (CFS) since December of 2016, but the diagnosis was not confirmed until about four weeks ago. The symptoms progressively got worse until in 2018, he said “It’s like I hit another level.” Jeff was tested for MS, Lyme disease, Lupus, and countless other diseases during this time. Then, in March of this year, his ex-wife Sylvia passed away, which made his mental state and illness even worse. Jeff could not live with the fact that, due to his debilitating disease, he could no longer be the dad or man he once was.
Jeff was into sports his entire life. He played football & basketball at Winneconne High School where he set the record for longest field goal that held for several years. He graduated high school in 1985. For a brief time, he played football for UWO. Jeff & Sylvia Alvarado were married in 1995. Before his illness, he worked out regularly and competed in adult basketball leagues, keeping himself in top-notch physical condition. He also enjoyed golf with his friends & son. For many years, Jeff was the coach for his son Uriah’s teams in baseball and basketball.
After his time at UWO, he was employed by K-C in Neenah at the Development Plant for several years. He loved his job at Labrie until they closed the Oshkosh facility. Most recently, he worked for the EDT Industrial Resources Bearing Company in Oshkosh until his illness prevented him from doing his job there.
Jeff is survived by his son, Uriah Alvarado-Boneske, who was born to Jeff & Sylvia Alvarado in 1999. Jeff is also survived by his mother, Jill Boneske, his father, Richard Boneske (Nancy), and brother, John (Sheila) & their daughters, Meredith & Victoria. He is further survived by his Uncle Kent and Aunt Mary Granberg & their daughter Jennifer (Scott) & son Derek (Melissa). Jeff is also survived by his & Uriah’s best buddy, a rescue dog named Elvis, who will miss Jeff.
Funeral services for Jeff will be held at Konrad-Behlman Funeral Home, 100 Lake Pointe Drive, Oshkosh, WI at 7:00 PM on Thursday, June 21, with visitation from 5:00 to 7:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Oshkosh Humane Society or Salvation Army.