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August Bonjorni

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August “Lou” Bonjorni, 90, of Ellensburg, WA, left us for a better place on the 20th of August, 2013 at 3:00 p.m. He was born May 1, 1923 to Louis A Bonjorni and Lily Bonjorni (Ford) in Wilson Creek, Washington.

Mr. Bonjorni is survived by brothers Duncan Bonjorni of Auburn, WA; Jess (Patty) Bonjorni of Vancouver, WA; Lawrence (Janet) Bonjorni of Yakima; Edward (Kathy) Bonjorni of Florida; son Lon (Jude Annthony) of Tacoma, WA; Roberta Hubbard of Goldendale, WA; Eillean (Larry) Littleton of Ellensburg; 12 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by both parents (Louis and Lily); wife Dorothy Scholl Bonjorni; brother Robert Bonjorni; son Alan Louis Bonjorni; granddaughter Paula, and great-grandson Richard (Ricky) Jr.

Mr. Bonjorni retired from the Air Force with five honorable discharges. He had served his country from 1941 to 1977 and retired as a Senior Master Sergeant. He was an avid hunter and loved to work on many things. He was a very knowledgeable and big man. He helped a lot of farmers and businesses with the survey of their property, and with a lot of construction in his communities, including Frontier Village and the gazebo at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds in Ellensburg.

He was part of many organizations, including the Masonic Temple, Eastern Star, Masada Temple, American Legion, square dancing, firefighting for Walla Walla, Moses Lake, Goldendale Rural 7 RFPD, and Ellensburg. His whole family knew him as one who served his country for his whole life and loved it.

A viewing for family and friends will take place between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, September 14, at Brookside Funeral Home, 101 E 2nd Ave. in Ellensburg. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m., at Ellensburg’s High Valley Cemetery.

The family requests donations be made to the Masada Shriners of Yakima, in care of Brookside Funeral Home, 101 E 2nd Ave, Ellensburg, WA 98926.

Arrangements by Brookside Funeral Home & Crematory.

 

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