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Bonnie L Madara

Bonnie L. Madara, 83 of Streator passed away Wednesday (January 6, 2021) at her home.

Private family services will be held at Winterrowd Funeral Home followed by a mass at St. Michael the Archangel Church.  Public graveside services will be held Tuesday at 11 AM at St. Stephen’s Cemetery. 

Serving as pallbearers will be, sons-in-law, Rusty Roudebush and Terry Kimes, nephews, Mike Robinson, Dan Madara, Scott Madara and Dave Mills.

Bonnie was born on July 7, 1937 in Odell to William E. and Jane M. (Boland) Mills.  She married Ralph Madara Sr. on July 9, 1955.  He preceded her in death on September 24, 1999.

Surviving are daughters, Cathy (Rusty) Roudebush of Manville and Linda (Terry) Kimes of Bristol, WI, son Ralph (Emilie Overy) Madara Jr of Streator, grandchildren, Lori (Matt) McKinney and Rusty Wayne (Teri) Roudebush, 3 great-grandchildren, Addisyn and Gavin McKinney and Haley Roudebush, sisters, Virginia Clark and Judy Pickworth both of Streator, sisters-in-law, Marge Chenniliaro, Ruth Madara, Pat Wahl, Judy Madara all of Streator and Betty Mills of Ancona and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband, brothers, John and Jerry Mills and a sister Betty Janssen.

Bonnie attended Streator Grade Schools and Streator High School.  She was a former CNA at Heritage Manor and was known as “The Bait Lady or Mom” at the South End Bait & Tackle Shop.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.

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Ralph and family, so sorry to hear of your mom passing. Miss her at the bait shop. Bless you all. Prayers out to you all. Sincere condolences to whole family. And extended family.

Don and Patty Long Jan 19 2021 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Bonnie Madara

Teresa Pazur Jan 12 2021 12:00 AM

Miss Bonnie, where do I start! You always warmed my heart, seeing you with my Ru! You two had such a sweet little bond, and seeing you light up when you were together made me smile. You always made sure to tell her you loved her and always had a hug! You are going to be missed sweet lady!!

Sadie Jan 10 2021 12:00 AM

Please accept our sincere condolences. May God's peace and love bring you comfort in the days ahead.

Greg and Barb Lentman Jan 8 2021 12:00 AM

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