Bonnie Mae Youngquist, 78, of White Bear Lake passed away after her fight with cancer on Saturday, October 21, 2023 in her home surrounded by her family. She is preceded in death by her husband, William Lestor Youngquist; and parents, Robert and Eleanor Steffer. Bonnie is survived by her children, Sara (Keith) Pankratz and William (Beth) Youngquist; grandchildren, Erin and William Pankratz and Ellie and Anna Youngquist; sister, Kathy Gray; brother, Dave (Edwina) Steffer; and many nieces; nephews; and other family and friends. Bonnie was born in St. Paul on July 23, 1945 and grew up in White Bear Lake where she graduated high school. She continued her education and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1967 from St. Cloud State University. While camping, she met the love of her life, William Youngquist and they were married on May 3, 1968. Bonnie enjoyed time spent at her cabin where visitors were always welcomed. Her faith was very important to her. She was a Bible Camp Counselor in her youth and later a Sunday school teacher. In 1984, after an accident at work where she was revived, she had a second chance at life and became even closer in her relationship with God. Above all, Bonnie loved and cherished her family. She most enjoyed time spent with her children and grandchildren. Bonnie will be deeply missed.
A funeral service will be held at 12 PM (Noon) on Saturday, October 28, 2023 at Mueller Memorial, 4738 Bald Eagle Ave, White Bear Lake, with visitation from 10:30 AM until the service. Interment to follow at Evergreen Memorial Gardens. A donation in memory of Bonnie will be made to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.