Lavonne "Bonnie" Salinas, 48
formerly of Sauk Centre
July 27, 1965 - Nov. 29, 2013
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, December 6 at St. Paul's Catholic Church in Sauk Centre for Lavonne V. "Bonnie" Salinas who left our world after a courageous three year battle with cancer at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo, Iowa. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Military honors will be provided by Sauk Centre United Veterans Honor Guard.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 8 to 10:30 a.m. Friday at the Patton-Schad Funeral Home in Sauk Centre. Parish prayers will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday evening at the funeral home.
Lavonne Valeria Wessel was born July 27, 1965 in Sauk Centre, Minnesota to Delbert and Eleanor (Robideaux) Wessel. She attended Holy Family School and graduated from Sauk Centre High School in 1983. Bonnie served in the United States Air Force from 1984 until 1989. She was stationed in Michigan, Florida, and Turkey. On May 1, 2002 she married Chris Salinas in Waterloo, Iowa. Bonnie was employed by the United States Postal Service. She enjoyed traveling, supporting her union, veterans and animal shelters. Her greatest love, next to her husband, was the Minnesota Vikings.
Survivors include her husband, Chris Salinas of Jesup, Iowa; children, Cathline Helstrom of Baxter, Mark Salinas of Bemidji, and Amanda Jensen of Brainerd; three grandchildren; parents, Delbert Wessel of Sauk Centre and Eleanor Limbert of Brooklyn Park; brothers and sisters, Joe (LaDonna) Wessel of Sauk Centre, Eileen "Weezie" Wessel of Sauk Rapids, Darlene (Scott) Jahnig of Breckenridge, Joann (Rocky) Benoit of Sauk Rapids, Walter Wessel of Sauk Centre, and Mary (Steve Barten) Wessel of Carlos; many aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews; and her special four legged kids, George, Snickers, and Brandi.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her grandparents, August and Mary Wessel and Leon and Marie Robideaux; two infant sisters; and sister-in-law, Alauna Camus.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Dec. 4, 2013
Patton-Schad Funeral Service
620 Beltline Rd Sauk Centre, MN 56378