Bonnie B Disinger

April 17, 1930 ~ September 5, 2023 (age 93) 93 Years Old


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Bonnie B. Disinger on September 5, 2023. Bonnie was a beacon of love and light, born in Montpelier, Indiana on April 17, 1930, and spending 93 remarkable years in Dunkirk, Indiana. Her life was an embodiment of the quote by Maya Angelou, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel." Bonnie's loving, thoughtful, generous, and reliable nature impacted countless lives and left an indelible imprint on this world.

Bonnie was a woman of many talents and passions. She was a dedicated beautician in the field of cosmetology, serving her community with grace and style. Her creativity and skill were not just confined to her work. Bonnie was also known for her Prayer Bears, hundreds of which she made and gave to people who were sick or grieving. These bears reached far corners of the States and even crossed international borders, spreading comfort and solace.

Her reliable presence and unwavering faith were a constant source of inspiration for her family, friends, and the congregation of the Calvary United Methodist Church of Dunkirk, where she was an active member.

Bonnie is survived by her loving daughter-in-law, Hilda Disinger, her grandsons Matthew Disinger and Randy Beal, her granddaughters Kylee Brough, Robyn Disinger, and Corrie Forestal, her great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her sons Steve, Robert, and Kent Disinger, and her parents, Mary (Coleman) and Edward Bricker. Her legacy of love and resilience lives on in her family and all those who were fortunate enough to know her.

We invite you to join us in celebrating Bonnie's life at the Wilson-Shook Funeral Homes and Cremation Center (Dunkirk Memorial Chapel) at 317 North Main Street, Dunkirk, Indiana, 47336. The visitation will be on Friday, September 15, 2023, at 11:00 am EDT, followed by a Celebration of Life at 1:00 pm EDT. In remembering Bonnie, we encourage you to share your memories, upload photos, and leave your tributes on her memorial page at In doing so, we keep her spirit alive, and we remind ourselves of the profound impact one loving, thoughtful, generous, and reliable woman can have on the world. Memorial contributions may be made to Wilson Shook Funeral Home, Dunkirk Memorial Chapel, 317 N Main St., Dunkirk, IN 47336.

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September 15, 2023

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Dunkirk Memorial Chapel
317 N Main St.
Dunkirk, IN 47336

Celebration of Life
September 15, 2023

1:00 PM
Dunkirk Memorial Chapel
317 N Main St.
Dunkirk, IN 47336


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