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Mike L. Bonniwell, 78

Mike L. Bonniwell, 78, of Rosemount has died.

Mike was every body's friend. He was born Aug. 25, 1930.

He was a school bus driver for 28 years in Rosemount.

Preceded in death by father, Leland and mother Helen Fischer.

Survived by sisters, Pat Haggarty and Kaye Hilpisch (Tom), brothers, Larry (Maryann); Jim (Barb) and Jeff. Special friend and co-worker Jack Alt.

Mike had numerous nieces and nephews and participated in all the family holidays and special events. He was a kind, a loving and generous uncle.

He loved his work and enjoyed all the kids on the bus, they were all special to him. All his co-workers were friends of his. The coffee parties on Sunday mornings were the highlight of his week. Those who met him liked him, those who knew him loved him. He had a big heart filled with kindness and generosity for everyone. He had a strong devotion to Jesus and His Blessed Mother and loved them both dearly.

A special thanks to Fr. Mongue, Fr. Will and Fr. Kasel who blessed him during his last days. Much gratitude to the nurses and staff at Greeley Golden Living in Stillwater. Mike will be sadly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Mass of Christian Burial was Sept. 16, 2008 at St. Adalbert's Catholic Church in. St. Paul.

In lieu of flowers Memorials to St. Adalbert's Catholic Church.

White Funeral Home Apple Valley 952-432-2001