January 29, 2020

Bonita Mester

Died June 1, 2019


Bonita Mester, 66, passed away suddenly Saturday, June 1, 2019, at MidMichigan Medical Center in Midland.

She was born July 19, 1952, in Detroit to Salvatore and Lillian (Olesky) Biondo. Bonnie lived in West Branch for more than 20 years, formerly of Warren. She attended Faith Alive in West Branch and St. Joseph Catholic Church. Bonnie enjoyed going for walks and she was a lover of nature and animals of all kinds, but especially birds and horses. Her hobbies included reading and traveling as well as expressing herself through journals. She was a compassionate person and very tender-hearted.

Bonnie was a loving mother and is survived by her children, Melissa (Phil) Montgomery of Warren, Amanda Palitti of Warren, Lisa Montgomery of West Branch, John Montgomery of Clinton Township, Holly Mester of West Branch and Noelle (Mark) McPherson of West Branch; grandchildren, Kyle, Jessica (Darrel), Clayton, Jacob, Kayla, Addison, Aurora, Olivia, Aidan and Delanie; great-grandchild, Abel; sister, Christine (Dale) Phillips of Warren; brothers, Sam (Mary Jo) Biondo of St. Clair and Joe (Terese) Biondo of Chicago; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert Mester; and baby brother, John.

Visitation at Steuernol & McLaren Funeral Home in West Branch will begin Tuesday, June 4, 2019, from 5-9 p.m. The funeral service will be held Wednesday, June 5, 2019, at the funeral home at 11 a.m. with visitation starting at 10 a.m. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery. Pastor Chad Deerman will officiate.

Memorial contributions can be made to the family. Online condolences can be shared at www.steuernolmclaren.com.


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