Bonnie Schaefbauer was a people person

Bonnie Schaefbauer

Bonnie Schaefbauer

Mass of Christian Burial for Bonnie Schaefbauer, 69, of Mobridge was held Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Mobridge.
Burial was in Greenwood Cemetery under the direction of Kesling Funeral Home of Mobridge.
Bonnie passed away Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014, at Mobridge Regional Hospital.
Bonnie Schaefbauer was born April 4, 1944, at Mobridge to Ben and Irene (Lang) Arbach. She grew up in the Herreid area, graduating from the Herreid High School in 1962. Upon graduating she moved to Chicago to attend stewardess school. She also worked at a security system. Her next move was to Minneapolis where she was employed as a telephone operator.
Bonnie married Larry Schaefbauer on Aug. 22, 1964, at the Catholic Church.  The couple moved to Bath where Larry was a teacher for three years. They moved to Estelline where Larry taught school. Bonnie and Larry made their home in Mobridge in 1968. Larry continued his career in teaching and Bonnie worked for the telephone company until it closed in 1982. She took a couple of years off to spend time with her family. Bonnie then worked for J.C. Penney until they closed in 1993. Bonnie’s love for working with the public brought her to work at Dacotah Bank as a teller. She often joked saying she would work there for the bank until they closed. Bonnie retired from Dacotah Bank in 2009.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, the Altar Society and taught religion classes. Bonnie was also a member of the Moose, where she and Larry enjoyed spending time with their friends.
Bonnie enjoyed people, and was very social person. She loved attending her coffee groups. Bonnie also enjoyed attending her children’s and grandchildren’s activities. Upon retiring she looked forward to spending time with her husband and traveling together, but she seldom missed The Price Is Right and Wheel of Fortune.
Bonnie is survived by her husband, Larry of Mobridge; daughter, Lisa (Brent) Bainbridge, of Lennox; son, Jay Schaefbauer of Mobridge; four grandchildren; and brother, Gary Arbach of Washburn, N.D.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson.

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