Bonnie Lou (Samolinski) Gast
Born: August 21, 1952
Died: August 25, 2021
Bonnie Lou (Samolinski) Gast, 69, of Four Seasons, Missouri passed away on August 25, 2021 at home.
Bonnie was born on August 21, 1952, to Lawrence Samolinski and Elizabeth (Wrobleski) Samolinski. She attended Oglesby grade school and LP High School where she was active in cheerleading and enjoyed spending time with her classmates. After graduating high school in 1970, Bonnie studied nursing at IVCC and had successful careers at both Perry Memorial Hospital and Mayo Clinic in Arizona. She also enlisted in the Army Reserves as nurse during Desert Storm.
She met her late husband Raymond Gast while living in Princeton, IL. Raymond and Bonnie eventually moved to Arizona. Bonnie loved horseback riding, spending time with friends, and visits from family while in Arizona. Eventually, they moved to Four Seasons, Missouri where Bonnie retired from nursing.
She is survived by two brothers, Larry and Dennis Samolinski; her daughter, Michelle Wellard, son Matthew McDonald, daughter-in-law Julie McDonald, and four grandchildren, Cam and Reese McDonald and Dylan and Maya Wellard. She was also stepmother to Joseph and Jeffrey Gast and had two stepgrandchildren, Jeffrey Gast Jr. and Lucy Gast.
Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents Lawrence and Elizabeth and her brother Jeff Samolinski.
The family is planning a celebration of life with close friends and family at a later time.
Published by Bureau County Republican from Sep. 8 to Sep. 11, 2021.