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Bonnie Marie Shear Bisson Schaeffer
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Birth: Oct. 20, 1934
Mahnomen County
Minnesota, USA
Death: Sep. 3, 2008
Bon Homme County
South Dakota, USA

Bonnie Schaeffer

Published: Sunday, September 7, 2008 11:18 PM CDT

TYNDALL Bonnie M. (Shear) (Bisson) Schaeffer, age 73, of Tyndall, SD died Wednesday, September 3, 2008 at St. Michael's Hospital, Tyndall, SD.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 a.m. Monday, September 8, 2008 at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Tyndall, with Rev. Leonard Kayser officiating. Burial will be in the parish cemetery, Tyndall, SD.

Visitations will be 5 to 9 p.m. Sunday, with a Scripture service at 7:30 p.m. at St. Leo's Catholic Church, Tyndall, SD with visitations resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home and Crematory, Yankton, is in charge of arrangements. Bonnie requests everyone dress as you did when you came to visit her.

Pallbearers will be Vern Hicks, Russell Bisson, Jack Johnson, Travis Bohy, Jr., Joseph Bisson, and Vincent Whipple.

Bonnie was born October 20, 1934 to Vern and Effie (Olmstead) Shear at Naytawash, Minnesota. She went to school at Chelan, Washington and later married Warren Bisson at Wenatchee, Washington. To this union six children were born. She worked with Social Services caring for foster children in Washington and Minnesota from 1956 to 1978. She married Marvin Schaeffer in 1979 in Las Vegas, Nevada where they made their home until 1989 when they moved back to the Yankton, SD area.

She is survived by her children; Kathlene (Victor) Link of Tyndall, SD, Linda Bisson of Tyndall, SD, Joseph (Jen) Bisson of Clarksville, TN, Jeanna (Scott) Phillips of Tyndall, SD, Jewele (Paul) Johnson of Reno, NV, and Beverly (Terry) Woodbeck of Eagle Grove, IA. Adopted son and daughter Larry (Nancy) Buckman of Minneapolis, MN and Phyllis (Ray) Cardona of Henderson, NV. 28 Grandchildren, 25 Great Grandchildren and 5 Great-Great Grandchildren. One sister Lucille Springate of Algoma, WI and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, three brothers Don, George, and Glen Shear, and one sister Lula Salchenberge.

Yankton Press & Dakotan

September 8, 2008
Family links: 
  Vern W. Shear (1889 - 1961)
  Effie A. Olmstead Shear (1900 - 1981)
  Warren James Bisson (1927 - 2006)*
  Marvin Aduel Schaeffer (1921 - 2016)*
*Calculated relationship
Saint Leo Cemetery
Bon Homme County
South Dakota, USA
Created by: William Ewing
Record added: Feb 09, 2013
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