Bonna "Bonnie" Jean Weiland, 91, of Bellevue, was called home to the Lord on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at The Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky.
She was born Dec. 21, 1921, in Green Creek Township, the daughter of Russell Kistler and Louise (Leder) Siehl.
Bonnie graduated in 1941 from Bellevue High School and attended Sandusky Business College. She served in the United States Coast Guard during World War II from 1943-1945. She married Robert G. Weiland, on April 6, 1947, in Bellevue, Ohio; he preceded her in death in 1988.
She was a loving grandmother and member of First United Methodist Church in Bellevue. She was a member of the Farm Bureau, Oxford Grange, United Methodist Women's Club, Lyme Extension Club, Third Thursday Group, the Red Hat Society, Bloomingville Community Club, the Girl Scouts of the USA, and was a Cub Scouts den leader. She enjoyed camping and was member of Mad River Rovers Camping Group. She also enjoyed reading, playing cards and board games, baking, crafts, listening to live music, dancing, attending Bellevue Redmen games, and providing cooking and comfort for others.
She is survived by three sons, Robert Timothy (Karen) Weiland, of Cheshire, Conn., Todd "Chip" (Mindy) Weiland, of Carrollton, Ohio, and Thomas Weiland, of Hilliard, Ohio; one daughter, Jane Weiland, of Tucson, Ariz.; daughter-in-law, Carolyn Weiland, of Springfield, Ohio; grandchildren, Ben, Richard, Heather, Kevin, Brice, Regan, and Coby; a step-sister, Marilyn Fresch, of Huron; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by her beloved stepfather, Harry B. Siehl; son, John Weiland; grandson, Jeremy Weiland; and sister, Pat Brafford.
Friends will be received on Friday, March 15, from 4-7 p.m. at Foos and Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue, Ohio.
Additional calling hours will be held on Saturday from 10:30 a.m. until a funeral service officiated by the Rev. Justin Jump begins at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 901 Northwest St., Bellevue. Burial and military honors provided by the United States Coast Guard and Bellevue American Legion and V.F.W. will follow at Sandhill Cemetery.
The family of Bonnie would like to thank Stein Hospice Service and the Ohio Veteran's Home for exceeding expectations and their exceptional care.
Memorials may be made to First United Methodist Church, 901 Northwest St., Bellevue, OH 44811; the Erie County Humane Society, 1911 Superior St., Sandusky, OH 44870; or a charity of the donor's choosing.
Memories and condolences may be shared at www.foosfuneral.com.
Published in The Bellevue Gazette on Mar. 14, 2013
Foos and Foos Funeral Service
151 Yorkshire Place Bellevue, OH 44811