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Glenda R Bonta

1934 - 2021



On March 27, 2021, Glenda Ruth Bonta went to be with the Lord. She knew Jesus and trusted Him to be her Savior. She was 86 years of age, born October 23, 1934 in Algonquin, IL to Ruth and Ralph Zange. She was preceded in death by her husband Duane of 66 years. 

Glenda was a servant’s servant. She always wanted to do something for her kids and grandkids, working behind the scenes cooking, cleaning, and helping out. She had an extremely high work ethic, often outlasting the people around her. She was kind, compassionate, and very soft spoken. She never had a bad thing to say about anyone. She rarely asserted her opinion on our decisions, but always offered great wisdom when we sought her advice. She also faithfully served behind the scenes at her church. She loved her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids dearly. In earlier years, she bravely took all four grandkids on vacations alone to make memories. She lived for photos of the grandkids and great grandkids as many of them were spread across the U.S. She also grew very attached to the pets in her life. Her favorite Bible verses were Col. 3:12-14, Philippians 4:4-9, Psalm 19:14, and 1 Thes. 5:16-18.

She is survived by 2 sons Jeffrey (Debbie) Bonta and Joey (Laurie) Bonta, 4 grandchildren Jason (Sarah) Bonta and Heidi (Doug) Prough, and Jeremy (Kallay) Bonta and Bethany (Ben) Battjes, 10 great grandchildren (Joelle, Dalton, Nolan, Summer, Caleb, Rhett, Cora, Maggie, Ruby, and Miles), and her sister Cheryl Peters from Springfield, Co. Mom/Grandma will be missed more than any words you can express.

A memorial service will take place for both Glenda and Duane at a later date, followed by a private burial in Elgin, IL.

Elkhart Cremation has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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Kathleen Stutzman

April 8, 2021 10:29 AM

Lovely memories of Glenda.  We studied God’s word together.  She was totally committed to her Lord and Savior.

Delores Clark

April 1, 2021 3:22 PM
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Glenda and I have been friends for approximately 59 years.  I have fond memories of camping with Glenda and Duane. Hiking, bicycling, and cross country skiing with Glenda.  She was so vivacious, always doing something.  She was a good cook.  My husband and I enjoyed many good meals at their home.  Glenda also loved to garden, loved her family, her dogs.  I can't think of much she didn't do  Most of all, she loved the Lord.  I will really miss you Glenda.  Always looked forward to our phone conversations.

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March 31, 2021 7:48 AM

With love Heidi, so sorry for your loss❤️

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Cheryl Peters

March 30, 2021 12:29 PM

I love my sister more than words can say. As a child she stepped in when we lost our Mom and helped to raise me. I ALWAYS looked up to her, we never ever exchanged harsh words. She taught me many things as she was so kind, patient and loving. She was always there for her "little sister" in so many ways. I have wonderful memories of her that will be there for the rest of my life. My only regret is that I didn't get to spend enough face to face time with her, due to us being separated by miles. But, I'm thankful for technology and that we could Facetime with each other, and of course we spent many hours on the phone. I will miss you tremendously Glenda. Thanks for being my hero, role model and kind loving sister. I love you!

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