|Birth: ||Mar. 22, 1945|
Contra Costa County
|Death: ||Dec. 18, 2007|
South Dakota, USA
Bonnie Vey Stewart, 62, of Mitchell, SD died Tuesday, December 18, 2007 at her home.
Funeral services will be 11:00 AM Saturday at the United Methodist Church in Gregory with Reverend Royal Archer officiating, burial will be at the Bohemian National Cemetery. Visitation will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday at the Will Funeral Chapel with a prayer service beginning at 7:00 PM. A second visitation will from 5:00 to 9:00 PM Friday at the Kotrba Funeral Home in Gregory, SD.
Bonnie was born March 22, 1945 in Antioch, CA and grew up in Gregory, SD. She moved to Mitchell in the summer of 1968. Bonnie was united in marriage with Douglas Stewart on June 15, 1968 in Gregory, SD
From the very beginning of her time in Mitchell, she was a driving force in the lives of many of the towns children. For several years she was a den leader for the Cub Scout troop. From there she transitioned to being a 4-H leader. She also loved art, and she painted the murals in the gymnasium of Whittier Elementary School in Mitchell and many of the scenery backgrounds in the Doll House Museum in Mitchell. More recently, she loved gardening and she cultivated wonderful gardens year after year.
After a while, she began working as an aide in special education at Whittier Elementary School and for the last 16 years she was a special education teacher at Mitchell Senior High School.
She worshiped at the United Church of Christ in Mitchell, SD.
Bonnie was compassionate, spirited and dedicated in life and as a teacher, wife, mom, grandmother, and daughter. She will be missed greatly and will be remembered fondly at every family gathering and at every family milestone. She also was our beloved family biographer, and I hope we do her justice in remembering her.
She is survived by her husband, Douglas Stewart, Mitchell, SD; three children, Brent Stewart and his wife, Erica, Sioux Falls, SD, Brandon Stewart and his wife, Karen, Columbus, OH, Kimberly Johnson and her husband, Jesse, Burke, SD; four grandchildren, Brianna and Elle Johnson, both of Burke, SD, Jack and Isaac Stewart, both of Sioux Falls, SD; her mother, Violet Ring and her husband, Edwin, Gregory, SD; a brother, Gary Brychta and his wife, Rita, Hitchcock, TX; two sisters, Barbara Fenenga and her husband, Bob, Gregory, SD, Suzette Johnson and her husband, Jody, Burke, SD; numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her father, Vladik; and her grandparents.
Czech National Cemetery
South Dakota, USA
Created by: j.lynn
Record added: May 07, 2011
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