Jeffrey "Jeff" Anthony BonnstetterJuly 11, 1954 ~ May 4, 2017 (age 62)
In Loving Memory of
Jeffrey “Jeff” Anthony Bonnstetter
Jeff Bonnstetter was born on July 11, 1954 in Algona, Iowa to Anton “Tony” and Sophie Norvellis Bonnstetter. He grew up on the family farm and graduated from Slayton High School in 1973. Following high school Jeff farmed with his father and brothers. On June 26, 1977 he and Rhonda Bartels were married at Christ Lutheran Church in Cottonwood, MN. Following their marriage, they farmed northwest of Slayton where they raised their four children. Jeff passed away unexpectedly at the Murray County Medical Center in Slayton on Thursday, May 4, 2017 at the age of 62. He was a member of St. Ann’s Church in Slayton where he served as an usher. Jeff served on the Lowville Township Board for many years and was a member of the Murray County Pork Producers. Jeff and Rhonda enjoyed taking road trips with friends. Jeff looked forward to anytime he could spend with his grandchildren.
Survivors include his wife, Rhonda Bonnstetter of Slayton, MN, four children and their spouses, Janelle and Curt Anderson Lexington, MN, Kristin and Chris Luna of Omaha, NE, Joshua and Ashley Bonnstetter of Slayton, MN, Danielle and Nicholas Spronk of Fessenden, ND, 14 grandchildren, Luke and Natasha Timko and Dylan Anderson, Abriel Bonnstetter, Reece Luna, Haley Luna, and Paige and Taylor Bailey, Alaina, Merryck and Brielle Bonnstetter, Jonah, Owen, Opal and Esther Spronk, one great-granddaughter, four siblings and their spouses, Russell and Jean Bonnstetter, Donna and Keith Johnson, Barbara “Barb” and Paul Nepp all of Slayton, MN, and Anthony “Tony” and Susan Bonnstetter of Hadley, MN, one sister-in-law, Julie Bonnstetter of Slayton, MN, and many nieces, nephews and their families. He is preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Larry Bonnstetter.
St. Ann’s Church in Slayton, MN on Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. with Fr. Thien Nguyen officiating. The pianist is Ruth Bonnstetter. The song leader is Sheila Crowley with special music by his daughters, Janelle Anderson and Danielle Sponk. The honorary pallbearers are his grandchildren. Interment is at St. Ann’s Cemetery in Slayton, MN.
Visitation will be on Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at St. Ann’s Church in Slayton from 4-7 p.m. and also one hour prior to the services at the church on Wednesday.