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Yvonne Delores Reistad

11/14/1945 - 10/15/2020
Service Date: 11/07/2020
Service Time: 11:00 AM
Service Location: Bunker's Univeristy Chapel 3529 East University, Drive, Mesa, Arizona 85213

Yvonne ‘Bonnie’ Reistad passed away Thursday, October 15th in Mesa Arizona at the age of 74.  She was born in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada, on November 14th, 1945, and lived on the family farm in Columbus, ND while growing up.  After she graduated, she moved to California where she became a United States citizen.  She later moved back to Columbus ND, where she met and married Mark Reistad, raising their family and working various jobs around the area, such as teaching baton twirling and working at the café, all while working their farm.  She lived in Columbus until retirement, at which time she moved to Mesa, AZ, enjoying fun and friends at Val Vista Village.  She will be missed for her bright smile and youthful energy, especially on the dance floor.  She was the life of the party no matter where she went.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark; father and mother Charles and Ann Darras; brother, Dale Darras; a niece, Tammy Hoff; and a nephew, John Starrett.  She leaves behind a sister, Dianne Starrett of Chandler, AZ; a brother, Gary Darras of Bismark, ND; 2 sons, Bill Steffen of Paducah, KY, and Robert Steffen of Minot, ND; 3 stepchildren, Russell Reistad of Carthage, TX, Cheryl Milne of Westminster, CO, and Ryan Reistad of McGregor ND; 9 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews.  A memorial service will be held for her at Bunker Family Funeral and Cremation on Saturday, November 7th, at 11 am. Loved ones can come an hour early to pay their respects to the  family. Other arrangements have not been finalized at this time.  Expressions of sympathy can be made to the American Cancer Society or American Lung Association in her honor.  For more information, go to www.bunkerfuneral.com.


  • That is one of my favorite pictures of Bonnie. She was so full of life and fun, and we were all blessed to have her in our family. My heart goes out to all of you. Although she is missed so badly here, I know that Grandma, Grandpa, Mark, Dad, Tammy and John, and all of our family in heaven, were thrilled to greet her there with open arms. God bless all who knew and loved her.

  • Bob &Bobbie Williams

    Our deepest sympathy to the entire fanily. Bonnie was a ray of sunshine wherever she went. No one could feel blue around such a vibrant person. Her big smile and bubbly personality will never be forgotten. Rest in peace dear friend. We will miss you.

  • Larry & Suz Holmen

    We are going to miss you, BONNIE, keep on dancing in heaven!! L & S

  • Marguerite Grindy

    Our sympathy to your family. I’ll miss her Facebook posts. Mark and Wayne were good friends. And Wayne would stop and visit them when they were living in their camper in the hills. God Bless the memories.

  • Mel and Becky Bauer

    Oh my sweet Bonnie how that beautiful smile of yours will be missed. So many fun memories of you and Mark too when we were with you in ND and also here in Colorado. You did enjoy life to the fullest and you made everyone around you feel like they were so special to you. We have much sadness in our hearts for those you have left behind but we’ll see you again someday! Prayers and hugs to your family.

  • Terri & Ron Breitenstein

    Even though we are not able to be at Val Vista Village this year, we will miss her smile and infectious laughter. Rest in peace Bonnie!!

  • Terry and Terry Cramer

    We miss your vibrant smile and fun times playing cards. You were my favorite lunch partner. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Terry and Tena Cramer

    We will always mis your smile and laughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • Tena &Terry Cramer

    You will be missed so much. We will always remember the card games lunch dates and many wonderful conversations. Your smile and laugh lit up the room. Are thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  • She was a very sweet lady who loved to have a good time and dance. Her smile will definitely be missed by all that knew her.

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    We will always mis your smile and laughter. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Kay & Patricia Fisher

  • What A terrible loss to all who knew her. Her wonderful smile and great sense of humor will be missed by everyone . She made everyone she met feel special. Sympathy to the family. Your loss is great❤️❤️

  • Hugs to your family. Your wonderful smile and happy deposition will be greatly missed. Keep on dancing Bonnie

  • Sue and Brian Chapman

    Smiley Bonnie, put a smile on everyone,s face, so very infectious, smiling and dancing…such heartfelt sympathy for bonnies family and the many friends she had, not only in mesa, az, but everywhere…you will be missed Bonnie.

  • Rachel and Don Krouse

    Such a warm and caring individual.. will miss her smiling face in VV

  • I was so shocked to hear of your loss of Bonnie. Sincere sympathy to all her family & friends. I enjoyed working with her in Noonan. She & Mark were such a nice couple. She had the greatest smile & laugh’ You will be missed by so many, Bonnie. But I am sure your Heavenly family greeted you with open arms. RIP Friend.

  • We have many fond memories of time spent with Bonnie. We send our heartfelt condolences to her family and many friends who will also miss her.

  • Barb and Harlan Fatzinger

    RIP sweet Bonnie. We will miss your sweet smile and warm, caring personality.

  • We will miss Bonnie’s great smile and wonderful personality. Always fun to be around Bonnie. Our sympathy to the family. RIP Bonnie.

  • Ken & Dr. Betty Ann Bodnar

    Our sympathy to all of Bonnie’s extended family as you grieve the loss of a woman whose smile and personality quickly won the hearts of so many in Val Vista Resort where she proudly shared her life. May you be comforted by treasured memories of the journey you shared with Bonnie as her spirit lives on in your souls forever. ❤❤❤🙏🙏🙏

  • Darlene & Bob Scott

    Our deepest sympathy to the family. Will always remember Bonnie’s infectious smile & cheerful personality. May you rest in peace.

  • We thought of you as a treasure for your vibrant personality, your love of life, the never ending smile, love of music, dance & friends. You will be sorely missed. Our sincere condolences to your family for their loss.

  • Carol & Mike Birkeland

    We were only lucky to know you for a year and our ND routes connected us and we loved you infectious smile and laughter. Our deepest sympathies to all of your family and friends. The park and this world lost a WONDERFUL PERSON❤️🙏

  • Ron and Mary Sanford

    We will miss this lovely lady. We loved her friendly smile. Our deepest sympathy.

  • Bill and beth cross

    Bonnie touched many lives in many ways. She was a part of our lives in a very special way. God bless you Bonnie!

  • Greg and Cookie

    Sending our sincere condolences and prayers to your family and friends. We will miss your amazing smile. It was a privilege to know you. Rest in Peace!

  • My deepest condolences to Family and Friends. Bonnie was full of fun and friendly to those she met. She am be missed. Until we meet again. My Love and Prayers as the God of all comfort walks with each of you through the days ahead. 🙏🙏➕🙏🙏❤❤❤

  • My deepest condolences to Family and Friends. Bonnie was full of fun and friendly to those she met. She will be missed. Until we meet again. My Love and Prayers as the God of all Comfort (Jesus), Comforts each of you through the days ahead. 🙏🙏➕🙏🙏❤❤❤
    Revelations 21:4, 1Peter5:7

  • Pam’s and Brad Nothnagel

    Bonnie was one special lady and will be greatly missed by all. She touched so many lives in such a positive way. The things we remember about Bonnie most is Bonnies beautiful smile and infectious laugh. She loved life and entertaining, she loved to dance and loved the music of Rich Mancini and many others, she loved to golf with her sister, brother in law and many Val-Vista friends. She loved chicken fried steak at the Texas Grill in Phoenix and loved sharing this restaurant with her close friends and family. Bonnie loved her children and spoke often of them often. Bonnie was gracious and kind and new know strangers. We loved Bonnie and will missed her deeply. Our thoughts and prayers are with her family and friends.

  • Tonya Holmstrom

    Bonnie was such a lovely lady and her smile will be missed! 🙏🙏🙏

  • The Service was very nice and Thank You for sharing it. Bonnie is truly missed. Her positive attitude and great smile. Prays to the whole family

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