Bonnie Varuska, 86 died Sunday June 16, 2019 at her North Mankato residence.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 21. 2019 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, North Mankato. Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of the service at the church on Friday. Private family burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Northview-North Mankato Mortuary handling services.

Memorials are preferred to St. Croix Hospice or to an organization of the donor's choice.

Bonnie was born July 28, 1932 in Corner Brook, Newfoundland, Canada to John and Mary (McCarthy) Byrne. She was united in marriage to Robert Dean Varuska on October 15, 1952 in Corner Brook. They resided in South Dakota prior to their move to North Mankato in 1970. She was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church. She loved admiring the lunar moon phases, playing cards, flowers, and chatting with the neighbors.

Survivors include her husband of nearly 67 years, Robert of North Mankato; eight children, Anne Marie (Chuck) McCormick of Apple Valley, Colleen Varuska of North Mankato, Robert Jr. (Sharon) Varuska of Mankato, Janet (Patrick Thomas) Varuska of North Mankato, Bradley (Marjorie) Varuska of Cape Canaveral, FL, Trish (Dan) Wingert of North Mankato, Michael Varuska of Mankato, Steve Varuska of Loveland, CO; 18 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; sister, Theresa Byrne of Antigonish, Newfoundland, Canada, Jo Blocker of Rapid City, SD; sister-in-law, Darlene (Charles) Jaeger of El Jebel, CO; nieces, nephews, and cousins.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers and five sisters.
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Tamera Froemming
Jun 21, 2019
Love and condolences to all of the Varuska family. We hope your treasured memories will help ease this different time.
Chris Butler
Jun 21, 2019
Thoughts and prayers to all and for Bonnie is her new eternal life with God as a beautiful angel in heaven. Oh how we will miss our 'conversations' window to window, door to door, yard to yard. She was so kind hearted but so full of sass and fire. Always entertaining! She will truly be missed. 33 years next door, how things will be so different. Love and prayers to all for strength and healing. Chris Butler
Joe and Penny Medvec
Jun 21, 2019
Where do we start....
Your Mom::
Is funny
Full of life
Loved her kids
Loved a good laugh
Would speak her mind
Gave the best hugs
Always may you feel welcome
Has the best smile
Lived a full life
A good mom
A wonderful wife
She was the glue that kept your family strong
She will be missed❤️💔😇

Today we ask that God have favor on your entire family.
That you all feel his comfort knowing that “our” Bonnie is pain free...and rejoicing in heaven!
That we will see her again someday.
That God helps fill the void by keeping her memories many and always at bay when you need them.
There is something special about a mom’s love.....we will miss everything about little Ms.Bonnie
...We are thankful we got to meet this wonderful beautiful woman and her family.

God bless the Varuska family

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The Stones
Jun 20, 2019
We are so sorry for your loss. Seems like an amazing woman. Love and God bless you.
Pam Larsen Marney
Jun 20, 2019
I am so sorry for your loss. My memories of Bonnie are from long ago. I remember her as a spunky, fun-loving force to be reckoned with. Family was first for her. May your memories bring you peace. You are all in my prayers.
LeAnn Hendrickson
Jun 20, 2019
May you all take comfort in that your Mom/Gramma is at peace and dancing with the angels:)) So sorry for your loss.
Nancy Mutch Huepenbecker
Jun 20, 2019
My sympathies to the surviving family. I have fond memories of your Mom running (or at least trying to run) the hectic Varuska household in our high school years. Like many Moms with eight children, I believe she has earned the fruits of heaven. Blessings to all.
Lori Rieff
Jun 20, 2019
I have fond memories of Bonnie. Always fun and full of spunk. May your beautiful memories of her keep her spirit alive. Lori Rieff Apple Valley.
Jerry Briley
Jun 20, 2019
My wish to you my (classmate) Colleen and your family is have a safe passage without your Mom and may she always rest-in-peace and in your hearts.
Laurie & Walter Roberts
Jun 18, 2019
We always loved Bonnie’s smile, laughter & spunk. What a fun backyard neighbor! So sad to hear this news.
Al and Paula Enz
Jun 18, 2019
Trish, We Are So Saddened By Your Loss. Our Thoughts and Prayers Are With You And Dan And Family...
Tammy Trcka
Jun 18, 2019
Colleen, I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Clare Mountain
Jun 18, 2019
God's blessings to all
Mark & Kandi Lindenberg
Jun 17, 2019
Bob, Steve, Maggie, Jack , Trish, Dan and all family,
We are so sorry for your loss, your Mom /Grandma was such a sweetheart, always so kind , always reaching out to make others feel special. She was a little lady with a huge heart that touched so many. !!!
We are so sorry for your loss and will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers.
Hope all the happy memories help you through this difficult time.
God bless
Mark & Kandi
Rose Townsend Spoolman
Jun 17, 2019
Bonnie was a very special person. So fun and always so full of whatever life had to offer. She was like family to us at all our special events. So very sorry for your loss. She will be missed. ❤️