Bonnie retired from the banking industry after 30 years of service. She was a member of St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Bonnie was very active with the St. Henry Ladies Club at church, where she had previously served as president and treasurer. She adored her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, who were the light of her life.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Clarence P. and Marcella A., nee Schilling, Bassler; two sisters, Rosemary (Bob) Ivey and Sharon (Bob) Dietz; and a brother, Gregory Bassler.
Surviving are her loving husband of almost 59 years, John B. Kistner, whom she married November 28, 1963;
four children, John (Linda) Kistner, Jeffrey (Janet) Kistner, Penny (Paul) Marks,
and Cindy (Jeffrey) Beckmann;
ten beloved grandchildren, Matthew (Samantha) Kistner, Jeffrey Kistner,
Jonathan Kistner, Joshua (Lauren) Kistner, Kayla (Andrew) Polacek,
Trey Marks, Lauren Marks, Megan Marks, Blake Beckmann,
and Hunter Beckmann;
four great-grandchildren, Maria and Caleb Kistner, Grady Polacek, and Kennedy Kistner;
five brothers, Kenneth (Eileen) Bassler, David (Janice) Bassler,
Michael (Marianne) Bassler, James Bassler, and John (Terri) Bassler;
two sisters, Patricia (Don) Miller and Pam (Steve) Erwin;
and many dear nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, December 1, 2022, at St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 1, 2022, at St. Henry Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Kenneth York officiating.
According to Bonnie’s wishes, cremation will follow the mass. Burial will be held at a later date.