April 24, 1948 - March 3, 2015

 

A Memorial Service celebrating the life of Bonnie Schoenbauer, age 66, of Saint Cloud will be held on a later date. Bonnie passed away peacefully at her home, with family by her side, on Tuesday, March 3, in the early morning.

Bonnie was born on April 24, 1948 to Herbert and Helen (Simota) Deutsch in New Prague. She grew up with three siblings and graduated from high school. On August 13, 1968, Bonnie married Michael Schoenbauer in New Prague. They were blessed with two children, Scott and Tammy, and raised them in Granite Falls and Wilmar, before finally settling in St. Cloud. Bonnie was the Assistant Vice President of Security Savings and Loan until the early 1990s. She then worked in the billing and insurance office at Central MN Mental Health until her retirement around age 62. Bonnie and Mike were very devoted to family and created lasting memories of the many weekend camping trips they took over the years. She enjoyed camping, spending time at the lake, flower gardening, and in her later years, growing herbs. One of her favorite pastimes was taking trips to the casino. Bonnie was a voracious reader and especially loved books by Nora Roberts and Danielle Steele. She adored her grandchildren and was very involved in their lives, like a second mother. Bonnie would tell them stories of their own mother, do puzzles with them, take them to appointments, spend time with them … simply put, she loved them. She was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud.

Bonnie is survived by her husband of 46 years Michael; her children Scott (Lisa) Schoenbauer, Florida; Tammy (Jason) Hooper, St. Cloud; her siblings Susan Struthers and Gerald Deutsch; 4 grandchildren; and many other friends and family.

She is preceded by her parents Herbert and Helen, and her brother Thomas Deutsch.