Bonna Jean Weiland

Dec 21, 1921 - Mar 13, 2013


Bonna “Bonnie” Jean Weiland, 91, of Bellevue, was called home to the Lord on Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at Ohio Veterans Home, Sandusky. 

She was born Dec. 21, 1921, in Green Creek Township to Russell Kistler and Louise (Leder) Siehl.

Bonnie graduated in 1941 from Bellevue High School and attended Sandusky Business College. She served in the U.S. Coast Guard during World War II from 1943-45. 

She married Robert G. Weiland on April 6, 1947, in Bellevue. 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 stepsister, Marilyn Fresch, of Huron; and numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to her husband and parents, she was preceded in death by her son, John Weiland; beloved stepfather, Harry B. Siehl; sister, Pat Brafford; and grandson, Jeremy Weiland.

Friends will be received 4-7 p.m. Friday, March 15, at Foos & Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue, and from 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 16, until a funeral service at 11 a.m. at First United Methodist Church, 901 Northwest St., Bellevue. The Rev. Justin Jump will officiate. Burial and military honors, provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, Bellevue American Legion and VFW, will follow at Sandhill Cemetery.

Bonnie's family would like to thank Stein Hospice and Ohio Veterans Home for exceeding expectations and their exceptional care.

Memorials can be made to First United Methodist Church, the Erie County Humane Society, 1911 Superior St., Sandusky, OH 44870 or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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