DE PERE, Wis. (WBAY) – A De Pere veteran’s family received not one but two surprises Tuesday: A free bathroom makeover and a visit from Packers Hall of Famer LeRoy Butler.
Bonnie Zak wanted to put a walk-in shower in her home to make things easier for her husband Bob, who was being treated for cancer.
He, on the other hand, wanted to redo the bathroom with his wife in mind.
Just a few days ago, he passed away after his fifth battle with cancer.
As part of their effort to improve veterans’ homes, Butler and Tundraland surprised Bonnie by remodeling her entire bathroom to fulfill both her and her husband’s wishes.
“I was just in shock, because to see him there and be like, ‘Oh my God, Bob should be here and not me,’ he should be here to see him,” Bonnie reacted.
“He would be jealous right now,” Butler said.
“Yes he would. Yes he would,” Bonnie said.
“When we found out about Bonnie and the whole history with Bob, I had to be a part of it because this is what it’s all about. And her reaction when I saw her was a little overwhelming for me because this is the kind of stuff I like doing. But knowing she is getting a new bathroom and to meet a Packer in your house is pretty cool,” Butler said.
Bob served with the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War.
Bonnie says he was a huge Packers fan and according to him she was bad luck and had to watch the games in another room.
The Green Bay Packers and Tundraland also provided a free bathroom makeover to a veteran in Madison whose daughter has special needs.