Bonnie Waldstein, 79, long-time resident of Rembrandt, died on Saturday, October 5, 2002, at the Oak Park Care Center in Sheldon.
A memorial service was Wednesday, October 9, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church with Pastor Durwood Clausen officiating. Burial was in the Little Sioux Valley Cemetery in Rembrandt. The Sliefert-Asmus Funeral Home of Storm Lake is in charge of arrangements.
Bonnie June Shaffer was born on June 19, 1923, in Rolfe, the daughter of Harry and Olene (Ellefson) Shaffer. She graduated from the Storm Lake High School. Bonnie worked for several years in the Storm Lake area.
On April 20, 1945 Bonnie married Arthur L. Waldstein at the St. John Lutheran parsonage in Storm Lake. The couple farmed near Rembrandt, and Bonnie enjoyed helping Art with the many farm tasks. Bonnie also worked for several years at the First National Bank in Rembrandt.
Bonnie was an active member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church in Rembrandt, serving as treasurer, a Sunday School teacher, and a circle member. She also was a 4-H leader and member of the local Merry Matrons Club. Bonnie enjoyed many activities including golfing, bowling, and playing cards with her friends. But most of all she enjoyed spending time with her family.
Bonnie's family includes her son Scott and his wife Dianna, Early; two daughters, Becki Mills, Spirit Lake and Lori and her husband Rick Cannoy, Sheldon; six grandchildren: Kristen and Alan Miller, Steve and Julie Waldstein, Monte Mills, Mindee Mills, Ryan and Trisha Cannoy and Roger and Lyndsay Cannoy; seven great-grandchildren. Also surviving are two sisters: Norma Dwine, Mason City and Ramona and her husband Beryl Schubert, Galva; one brother-in-law, Arne and Marianne Waldstein, Waverly, one sister-in-law, Lois Hubley, Fairmont, Minn., and several nieces and nephews.
Preceding Bonnie in death were her parents; her husband Art; a sister Marvel Duffy and a grandson Bruce Sperfslage.