Thursday, April 1, 2010

Belva 'Bonnie' M. Salerno

Bonnie M. Salerno, 85, passed away on Thursday, April 1, 2010, at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare – All Saints.

Bonnie was born in Iowa on September 15, 1924, the daughter of Chester and Lestelle (nee: Everts) Laymon. She was united in marriage to Armand ‘Sarge’ Salerno on July 14, 1945, at Ft. Sheridan, Illinois. Bonnie had been employed at JI Case Company in Reliability Analysis/Div. of Quality Control, retiring after 27 years of service.

She was a dedicated member of First Baptist Church and a proud shareholder in her son Gary’s business, Steeltech Ltd. of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Bonnie is survived by her son, Gary L. Salerno of Springlake, Mich.; grandsons, Tony Salerno of Grand Rapids, Mich., and Matt Salerno of Springlake, Mich., She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and dear friends in Racine and her Steeltech family in Michigan.

Bonnie was preceded in death by her husband, “Sarge,” on December 7, 1998; sisters, Jean Chasko and Vickie Pfeil.

Funeral services for Bonnie will be held at First Baptist Church, 3117 Lathrop Ave., on Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Holly Anderle officiating.  Bonnie will be laid to rest next to her husband at West Lawn Memorial Park following services.  There will be a visitation at church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until service time at 11 a.m.

Memorials in Bonnie’s memory may be directed to First Baptist Church.

Sturino Funeral Home
3014 Northwestern Ave., Racine  262 632-4479

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